Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’
Welcome to our latest sponsor – Barrett’s, Kent
Capsizing is part and parcel of kayaking, especially when you’re a beginner, so knowing how to roll yourself back up is essential. I have spent the past three months learning how to do this in the pool at Gravesend with the expert help of Ian Whitcombe. The idea is that eventually the movements are committed […]
Want to know where I spent Valentine’s Day?
We are proud to announce that Barrett’s, Kent will be lending us a Land Rover to get us over to the Alps in July. This will make a very long journey much more comfortable, and give us enough space to take all the boating paraphernalia and our camera equipment with us. Thank you Barretts!
First experience on white water 11th February 2018
Where else would I be on the most romantic night of the year? Especially in driving rain, strong gusts of wind and 4 degree temperatures? Yep, you guessed it – out on the water. I’d like to tell you that my training was recorded in photo-burst mode on purpose, but it was an accident – […]
Find out about the work of the Blackthorn Trust
Watch how I got on with my first ever descent down a white water course at the Nene White Water Centre!
How a crisis turned into a life-changing adventure
The Blackthorn Trust is a supportive therapeutic environment in which people can recover, grow and develop. Founded over 30 years ago by Dr David McGavin, it offers specialist therapies and rehabilitation at its unique facilities near Maidstone, which includes the Blackthorn Medical Centre, a large biodynamic garden, a vegetarian cafe and kitchen, craft studios and […]
In July 2018 I will be embarking on a white water kayaking trip in the French Alps. The seed for this crazy idea, for which I am seriously lacking in skills and experience, was sown in October 2017 when I spent two days camping in gale-force winds (otherwise known as storm Brian) at a festival […]