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Krabi to Phuket THAILAND

Thailand is a remarkable destination for kayakers, the obvious sunshine and warm waters look wonderful, the tropic islands with coconut trees look idyllic, then add some amazing culture and delicious food, compared with the February weather in France and I … Continue reading

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A Historical tour of the Golfe du Morbihan

This trip takes place around the Western reaches of the Golfe.    Brittany in general is well known for it’s Megaliths Cromlechs and Burial Mounds, and the Morbihan department has many,  then include a low spring tide into the mix … Continue reading

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Sené to Bilouris Golfe du Morbihan

Most of my paddles on the Golfe are circular routes making use of the high or low tide to take a short break. During the summer months with long periods of high pressure its not too difficult to find a … Continue reading

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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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Une nuit aux Glénan

Mardi 30 août, marée haute à 4h13 à Concarneau. Pour rejoindre les Glénan depuis la Pointe de Mousterlin, l’idéal serait de partir à 5h30 mais comme la navigation de nuit est interdite aux kayaks en France, on partira à 6h45. … Continue reading

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Une nuit à Chausey.

Pour la préparation, nous nous sommes reportés à l’atlas des courants de marées du SHOM qui utilise Saint-Malo comme port de référence donc les heures de marée indiquées ci-dessous sont les heures de marée de St-Malo. Nous embarquons à la … 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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