This is your chance to experience sea kayaking along the coast and islands of Shetland or Orkney. Both are really superb sea kayaking location's with crystal clear waters, sea stacks, big clifts, huge caves, Geo's, gullies, arches, truly stunning history and wildlife such as otters, dolphins, porpoise's and.... if were lucky Orca and other whales too. With its northern location, its cooler, more agriculture, wild and remote at times. Both are also flatter than most West Coast islands so the midge population is smaller in number!!
More information is below on each of the trips
Static camping based for Orkney, which you need to supply your own camping kit for (public camping is not included in the course cost) and full use of a Hostel for Shetland (included in the cost of the course). You need to bring your own sea kayak.
You will meet Roger in Shetland or Orkney. To keep cost down, were possible Roger is keen for individual's to car share and only take what vehicles are necessary across. Either way the course starts on Shetland or Orkney and you need to get your self there!
It is essential that Roger has paddled with you before and seen you paddle in a variety of conditions. Which means if it was 2 or 3 years ago, he will want to know what you have done since. Your skills and ability need to be current, as both courses have significant tidal flow, BIG ocean swell and exposed sections of coastline.
Ability as a minimum: Top end InterMediate performance skills as a minimum (your able to paddle 30 km a day, happy in f4 (16-18mph) winds, manage 1mt swell and surf, have an occasional roll, able to assist in rescues). The greater your skill level and ability the more likely you are to enjoy and progress during the course.
This is bound to be an exciting and memorable adventure.
Interested and want more information, then email Roger to discuss further.
"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"
"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"
"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."