Douglas Barrie

Job –Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, International Institute for Strategic Studies – Consideration of all aspects of air power


Three-word description:


Confident, cautious, contradictory


Food – Got to be curry


Music – Eclectic taste but Bowie tops the list




Arts and crafts furniture, sea fishing, the marine environment


Movies – Solaris (both versions)


Books -


“The Night Fishing” W.S. Graham,  “Player of Games” Ian M Banks


What does sea kayaking offer you:


Focus and perspective


What have you achieved


British Canoeing Three Star Sea and in my head an awful lot more…


Why Coastal Spirit


The personal touch is second to none, as is the quality of the instruction and support.



What are you looking forward to and where would you most like to paddle next and why


Revisiting venues and conditions on Anglesey I’ve previously found daunting to measure my progress and development.


Choose Three Words to sum up your time with Coastal Spirit


Exhilarating, challenging, rewarding

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Our Facebook reviews
Simon Turnbull

"I've just completed a two day 4* Sea kayak training course with Roger. Having been coached by Roger in the past, I choose to do this course with Roger because I knew I would get a great deal from the course. My expectations were certainly well and truly met"

Stella King

"There are a number of wonderful things about Roger. He has a very light touch in his coaching, and he's always smiling and encouraging you to relax into the enjoyment of the day"

Tavi Murray

"And I'm probably learning more from his mentoring now, as my paddling horizons expand, than ever before. I can't count how many questions I've asked... and he's answered. Roger has the knack of making that suggestion that radically changes your thinking and moves your paddling on in leaps and bounds."

We come recommended
Thanks very much for an excellent weekend! ... We appreciated all you put into the weekend's arrangements, the sea kayaking and your coaching to meet all our differing needs and aspirations .... paddling amongst the sea birds and seals was pretty magical and uplifting. 
Cathy & Jerry Dorset