Category Archives: Travel Reports

Travelling with air boats

Arisaig Overnighter

Seawave main page The shell-sand skerries of Arisaig are a well-known sea kayaking destination so, blown out by the wrong sort of wind to complete our mission on Mull, we scooted over towards Morar on the warmest May day since Michael Fish was … Continue reading

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Kayaking Mull & Iona

Seawave main page Intrepid Scottish sea kayakeur Gael of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail was taking it to Mull this year. I invited myself along for part of the tour. His plan: Oban > Kerrera > Mull then along the Ross of Mull to Iona, … Continue reading

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Back in the Isles ~ Seawave vs Grabner

Seawave main page First paddle of the season, although it’s still far from spring-like. Last few days snow has been blanketing the Torridons (left), the Assynts and even BM Coigach (above). But after three days of howling, the winds abated and … Continue reading

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Walking with Sharks – kayaking Shark Bay

Looking for shark attacks? – go here Sea kayaking on the Ningaloo?  It’s here Packrafting the Fitzroy River – this way please Originally written in 2010 “Why doesn’t anyone paddle around Shark Bay, Jeff? It seems ideal for beginners like us.” … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Priest Island

Seawave main page High pressure alert! No, my range of recreational leisurecraft weren’t about to blow, it’s the weather – and that’s not about to blow. Far from it. A high was about to lasso the north of Scotland with its concentric isobars. … Continue reading

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At sea with the Seawave

Seawave main page It’s taken a few visits, adding up to over a year up here, but I do declare I am running out of new things to paddle in the Coigach and Summer Isles area. A seven mile run out to Priest Island … Continue reading

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Gumotex Seawave in Venice

Seawave main page I’ve had the Seawave a few months but paddling in Venice last week was my first proper outing. Venice lagoon was pretty calm on the day – there was more wash inside the Grand Canal from the vaporetti … Continue reading

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Paddling the Venice Vogalonga

Seawave main page ‘Viva La Vogalonga! Viva Venezia! VIVA SAN MARCO!’ With the above proclamation and a shot from a cannon the 41st Vogalonga, a huge paddling regatta, got underway. Fettuccini’s stirring aria, La Forcola boomed from the speakers and the colourful, hand-powered flotilla pulled away from of the east end of Venice’s Grand … Continue reading

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Lycian Way with packraft

Lycian Way – Intro I gave myself about two weeks to get as far as I got along the Lycian Way (right; ~500km), with plans to paddle here and take days off there. The walk starts just south of the village of … Continue reading

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