Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

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 […]

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Want to know where I spent Valentine’s Day?

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 – […]

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Find out about the work of the Blackthorn Trust

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 […]

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