Archive for Sea Kayak Trips

Beginners Trip – Loch Lubnaig – Sunday 7th May

The weather has been glorious over the last few days and that was no exception this Sunday when Sandy, Paul, Alison,  Ellen, Jim, Connor, Paul, David, Clive, me (Geri) and Matthew met at the Miller Street container for what looked like a positive start to the day.    It was a fairly straight forward drive up […]

Firth of Forth Sea Kayak Training – 11th February 2017

Another Saturday morning where I’m up at the crack of dawn to pack up all my paddling gear and get my boat sorted. A quick pit-stop at the petrol station – the car is fuelled and I have the morning coffee in hand. As I’m driving through to Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry I’m hit […]

Trip report 4 star sea assessment, April 2016

Sandy, Tony and Graham headed off to the Northumberland Coast for 4 star sea kayak assessment. The four star leader assessment checks that we have the personal skill level and leadership ability required to lead a group of paddlers, on short (6 to 8 miles, of at least 3 hours paddling), single or multi-day journeys […]

St Abbs Head Paddle

Some really great photos of a wee “summer trip” in August https://dckc.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=51524579&AlbumKey=BtfbSG

Finland Trip. May 2015

Trip report Finland. Arriving in Helsinki we were met by Eeva, Joachim and baby J who held aloft a paddle bearing a Scottish saltire to grab out attention. From our mini bus driven by Joachim we could see ten kayaks on a trailer being towed by Eeva who just for this trip sat and passed […]

Tayvallich Sea Kayak Training

A great weekend with Calum McKerral at Tayvallich. Good winds, good tides, good beer, lots of rescues. Ask Robert and Misha for their tales of woe.

Firth of Clyde Four Star Training

An intrepid team of Lori, Antje, Colin, Misha, Graham and Tony met early on the Saturday after the club ceilidh the night before, ready for a weekend’s paddling and learning with Calum McKerral, the coach for the weekend.  The four star course was partly subsidised by the West Dumbartonshire Sports Council grant we had received to help […]

Lismore Weekend Trip Report

Lismore, Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th September, 2014 Rose, Andy, Michael, Misha, Graham, Ian, Allan & Colin met at the long lay-by off the A828 at Appin, across from the Island of Shuna,. Port Appin, although closer to Lismore, was too busy for parking. Weather forecasts had been for force 3 winds from the north-west […]

3 star sea assessment

I am trying to arrange this for Sat 20/09/14 when there should be six places available at a cost of  around £30 per head. If interested let me know on sandy.johnston@sky.com If there are enough people interested then we can book a second assessment day………………… Sandy

Largs Trip

Great paddle from Largs around the Cumbrie’s in very interesting water to say the least! With the wind in our faces and a oncoming tide it proved to be a battle of wits to get to the castle ! after having lunch we headed back out into a game of two half’s! Flat calm water […]

The Shiants Shan’t be Once Again

We set out to cross the Minch via the rat infested islands of the Shiants.  There’s not many people I know can cook up a plan like this but Rab is definitely one of them! Julia, Rab, Paul Cromey and myself left for the north of Skye on a Thursday evening.  Having planned to drive […]

Ayrshire Coast Trip Report

The planned route was to paddle from Ballantrae in South Ayrshire, down to Portandea, then back. The weather forecast was easterly winds averaging 15mph, gradually moving to being from the south later in the afternoon. This suited the location perfectly as this stretch of coastline is very high, providing shelter from any easterly winds, then […]

Skye Sea Trip

Skye Sea Trip 7 club sea kayakers braved the waters of the Isle of Skye 21-23 March (going out like Lion!). Unable to paddle the planned locations we still managed 2 great if slightly challenging paddles. We abandoned camping and enjoyed the facilities of the Carbost Bunkhouse and Inn! Many thanks to Colin for organizing […]

Circumnavigate Arran Trip (well almost!)

A few snap from the weekend sea kayak attempt to paddle around Arran. We got from Brodick to Blackwaterfoot Friday then to Locheanza Saturday but had to abandon the last 22km back to Brodick on Sunday. Even the ferry couldn’t sail so we were stranded in Brodick till Monday.

Loch Katrine March 2012

Photo’s from the sea trip to Loch Katrine in March 2012. [slickr-flickr tag=”Katrine2012″ items=”20″ type=”slideshow” captions=”off” delay=”3″]