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

 

Interests

 

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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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"

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."

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"

We come recommended
Thanks again for a fantastic weekend. We look forward to doing it again soon!
Janice from London