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by CaileanMac
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Valley Nordkapp RM for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Valley Nordkapp RM for sale

Sold yesterday locally.

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Kayaks for Private Sale - Whitewater and touring
Topic: Valley Nordkapp RM for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Valley Nordkapp RM for sale

1 x yellow Valley Canoe Products Nordkapp RM (plastic) sea kayak for sale. Some wear on the underside of the hull but generally in excellent condition. Skeg comes with replacement runner as present one which works prefectly is rusted up (just comestic!). 3 hatches 2 x oval front & rear and standard ...
by CaileanMac
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A warm welcome on Iona^
Replies: 51
Views: 7374

Re: A warm welcome on Iona^

Robin, Removal of property with no intent to deprive on a permenant basis isn't theft in Scots law. However it is quite clearly clandestine possession i.e. taking possession of the property of another without their consent or other lawful authority (namely Police officer or under a Sheriff's warrant...
by CaileanMac
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Steve Maynard Special
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Steve Maynard Special

WilsoJ2, Duncan could well be referring to the very, very small sea kayak which Radical Moves (owner/manufacturer - Alan Gibson) made back in 2000 (?) which had a hull shape decended from an Anas Acuta. Steve Maynard had one which I bought and owned for a short period before selling it to Guy Jackso...
by CaileanMac
Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Storm Gathering. 2010 ?
Replies: 48
Views: 4455

Re: Storm Gathering. 2010 ?

2010 - Northumberland
2011 - ?
by CaileanMac
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak to Faroes
Replies: 52
Views: 2593

Re: Kayak to Faroes

[/names like Peter Bray and Andrew MacAuley spring to mind. Hard to believe (and the difference is of course meaningless to most of us), but a 300km crossing barely registers in this context. When put in that perspective yes. Perhaps my tired brain should have put in my first post - in terms of UK ...
by CaileanMac
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayak to Faroes
Replies: 52
Views: 2593

Re: Kayak to Faroes

The boundaries of the sport have I think been pushed back by this crossing due it's level of commitment both physical and mental and the sheer exposure of spending well over 74 hours afloat crossing a wild and remote part of the North Atlantic ocean. Respect. PS - The lads have probably already foun...
by CaileanMac
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Purbeck July
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Purbeck July

yet oddly I seem to have failed to have taken any pictures of anyone paddling ... Perhaps that's why the photos are so interesting? Sea kayaking isn't all about the actual paddling; it's the people, places, fora, fauna, history, geology, landscape, colours, sights, smells and simply being out of do...
by CaileanMac
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Couriering a sea kayak
Replies: 33
Views: 5445

Re: Couriering a sea kayak

"The Package"

;-)

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A Lucky Break^
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: A Lucky Break^

Steve

You won the 'Wilcox Weather Window' lottery for the West Coast of Scotland last week ;-) Awesome trip.

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Northern Isles^
Replies: 92
Views: 13325

Re: Northern Isles

Mark, I've not much sea kayak paddling experiences to speak about with Orkney or Shetland however I've visited them both several times with work and play. Kirkwall and Lerwick both have great curryhouses. Kirkwall one on the cobbled high st and in Lerwick, it's called Gurkha Kitchen nr to the CO-OP ...
by CaileanMac
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scotland - the other side^
Replies: 42
Views: 4233

Re: Scotland - the other side

Mark, There's a huge amount of hertiage in the inlets and harbours of Caithness relating to the herring boom and the sea cliffs South of Wick are a sea kayaker's idea of heaven. Helmsdale chipper - 'La Mirage' as already recommended does portions to feed even the hunrgest sea kayaker. Brora to Dorno...
by CaileanMac
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: John O'Groats
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: John O'Groats

Mark

I've emailed you. Secure carparking is available in Thurso in return for Irn Bru and dounuts ;-)

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: BCU and VHF
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: BCU and VHF

I received an invitation from BCU this morning, to attend a course to become a "Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning" provider. In the requirements, they list VHF License (completed within past 3 years). Did the 'provider' day last year and the SCA certainly didn't ask for a 'valid VHF certificate...
by CaileanMac
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Eskimo Paddle Bridge/Presentation/Side Rescue - Deprecated?
Replies: 27
Views: 1155

Re: Eskimo Paddle Bridge Rescue - Deprecated?

Used twice in anger - once in the States and once at home on Lewis. Would now use the 'paddle alongside and let them pull themselves up on my boat' technique as apposed to the 'paddle presentation' style. Why - your hands stay on your paddle at all times...letting someone else grab it isn't always t...
by CaileanMac
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cailean's blog
Replies: 10
Views: 1055

Waltfos
Then this may be alot of tosh too
I don't think I need say more, with regards to your wild speculations.

As Pete has said and Mark linked to it, blogging continues over at
http://northwesthighlands.pesdablog.com

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Guided Trips - experiences?
Replies: 69
Views: 5700

Coming in rather late to this thread but one point which doesn't seem to have been made - we (sea kayakers) aren't the only ones who visit remote beaches and islands to spend a night under canvas there....RIB's, sailboats, jet skis, hikers, etc..... What about guidebook writers.....are you not addin...
by CaileanMac
Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cumbria to Cape Wrath ...
Replies: 162
Views: 22612

Mark was in Melvich last night and was planning to head to John O' Groats today. A day on the tidal conveyor belt that is the Pentland Firth!

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cumbria to Cape Wrath ...
Replies: 162
Views: 22612

Opps - pushed the 'submit' button twice. Repeated post deleted.
by CaileanMac
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cumbria to Cape Wrath ...
Replies: 162
Views: 22612

MarkR, As far as I can ascertain, the Cape Wrath ranges are not in use until September - anyone know different? Give the range information line (pre-recorded message) a ring on 0800 833 300 or the range control @ Faraid Hd near Durness a ring direct on 01971 511 242. Anyone have the faintest clue wh...
by CaileanMac
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean Paddler magazine - the future
Replies: 32
Views: 5587

Fair Play to OP - they promptly contacted me and have rectified the problem. Good customer service - a rare thing these days !
Likewise - my copy arrived today after some PM's over the weekend.

Cheers
CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cumbria to Cape Wrath ...
Replies: 162
Views: 22612

MarkRainsley
Easy for me to say though, I have too much holiday to kill.
Not all of us have that 'problem' ;-)

Hope you are getting dried out after today's downpour.

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean Paddler magazine - the future
Replies: 32
Views: 5587

: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:53 am Post subject: It's back! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Issue #11 - it’s back! Issue #11 is back and is being mailed out as I type. Still waiting for my copy to arrive up here on the North Coast of Scotland...10 days...th...
by CaileanMac
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Oh mist rolling in from the sea.
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Douglas, Ah a seakayakphoto.com trip which included a visit possibly to the 'refreshment' facilities on Sanda island for the overworked staff ;-) I've not done the either 'Mull of...' yet (Kintyre or Galloway) but they are on my mytical ticklist to do at some point in my lifetime. Regards Cailean
by CaileanMac
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Oh mist rolling in from the sea.
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Mull of Kintyre...?
by CaileanMac
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Attempt to kayak Wales-Ireland-Lewis-Faroe Islands. Who?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Wow...that certainly is quite some trip...!

Well worth looking at the YouTube clip on Simon's blog entry to see a map and hear it from the horse's mouth.

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The boy done good.........
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

My copy arrived at the weekend and it's certainly a fine addition to the Pesda stable of British guidebooks. Mark's dry sense of humour is woven into the book and brings a wry smile to the reader's face ;-)

CaileanMac
by CaileanMac
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: OCEAN PADDLER MAGAZINE
Replies: 91
Views: 12848

Perhaps OP should give some thought to running a potential contributors workshop at some of the sea kayaking symposiums and gatherings and / or get the likes of Brian Wilson a.ka. Stern Words to run it? Broadening the appeal of the magazine is needed in order to encourage more people to read it espe...
by CaileanMac
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU News
Replies: 66
Views: 5467

The Foundation Safety and Rescue Course comes in from April 1st having similar status as the CST in terms of requirements for Coaching courses. All CST assessors within the next week or so will receive a letter from the BCU regarding how to convert from CST examiner to Foundation Safety and Rescue ...
by CaileanMac
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Large floating obstacles
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

A U.F.O. then?

Unidentified floating object... ;-)