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Kayaking regulations updated

On the 1st May 2015 amendments were made to the French regulations governing Kayaking on the sea There is not a huge amount of difference, and in part makes things a little clearer for visitors coming to France sea paddling. … Continue reading

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Île Houat

The chart section above covers the Bay of Quiberon, it is without doubt one of the best places in Europe to paddle.  The islands demand a visit, and without doubt will remain an unforgettable experience. At this time of year … Continue reading

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Ile Dumet

Despite the heavy frosts, the last few days has seen the sun warm up the air to close on two figures  making an afternoon trip particularly appealing.  Ile Dumet lies in the Bay of Quiberon some 4 miles off the … Continue reading

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Norway Outdoor Recreation Act

Enjoying the countryside and coast in Norway is defined by Law, here’s a link to the Norwegian Governments English translation A couple of extracts… § 7. (Landing and mooring boats) Any person travelling on water has the right to land … Continue reading

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Bouyancy aids and life jackets, tools for a job

  Service in the Royal Marines means that at sometime in your career you will wear a lifejacket and  in a variety of situations. The frequency and familiarity with this piece of equipment has allowed me to identify times on … Continue reading

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Sea Kayaking in Norway

We departed for Norway on 11th July and visited during a period of fine weather that has not been witnessed in Norway for many years. The trip was almost a month long and we have close on a thousand photos. … Continue reading

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Searching for the Quenouille de St Brigitte

During conversation with a friend we learnt of a menhir  that had been adopted and modified by Christians during the early 16thC. The conversation was  however some time ago, and we only had a rough idea where it was. We … Continue reading

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La Trinité

There is no doubt that I shall remember 2013 for its appalling weather ….  once again the bank holiday weekend arives and high winds Bf 5-6 +  showing all along the southern Brittany coast. On these occasions it is usually … Continue reading

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Renew, Refresh, and refurb……

It’s been a long drawn out return to the norm following the burglary at the end of last year. I have learnt much about the law in France … and in fact see that it suffers from similar complaints that … Continue reading

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The Medway Estuary

Having lived in the South East for a good few years I am no stranger to the Medway Estuary. Now that I have moved well away I find I always enjoy a return to this amazing area. At first sight … Continue reading

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