Meet my new friends – Surfplugs!
From Nomad to Rockstar
These little beauties are going to keep me safe from ear infections, a common problem for people who spend their time upside down in rivers or surfing waves, and one which can leave lasting damage. I was lucky enough to meet the owners of Surfplugs at Lee Valley White Water Centre in March. They took […]
Is it too late to swap kayaking for rafting?
Although I will be doing my Alps adventure in a Dagger Nomad, a big creek boat that will keep me safe out on the water in the Alps, I had been having some trouble learning some of the techniques in it. Looking back, I realize it was only a matter of time before someone put […]
Bad weather conditions? Try a touch of sarcasm
I can often be seen with quite a serious, stressed face as I learn how to kayak. Put me in a raft and everything changes! Hannah and I tried our hands at taking a two man raft down the Legacy course at Lee Valley White Water Centre before joining the LVPC Men’s Masters Raft Team, […]
Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’
Temperatures have been barely above freezing, I have been out on the water in the dark, and there have been times when I would have much rather have been curled up on my sofa at home. Since this is not an option, I’ve found myself resorting to a good old touch of sarcasm, as you […]
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 – […]
How a crisis turned into a life-changing adventure
Watch how I got on with my first ever descent down a white water course at the Nene White Water Centre!
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 […]