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by RichJ
Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How eco-friendly are you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3143

I met the Estate manager on Rona. I found him extremely helpful and trying hard to balance the needs of all visitors to the island.
by RichJ
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How eco-friendly are you?
Replies: 18
Views: 3143

Poo (Ha,ha????) in the wild

I feel I must respond to this thread. The issue is I believe, of more (pragmatic) importance than many may think. Why? because it worries the manager / s of at least one of the beautiful islands we routinely paddle arround in NW Scotland. I met an Estate manager on a recent trip who expressed his co...
by RichJ
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fishing & Kayaking - A Harmonious Relationship
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Fishing!!

Hi Simon, Well my efforts are really simple and I am no expert! Remember the fish we have been talking about here are trying to feed on live "bait". Mackeral are easily caught using "feathers" ... ask your friend at the tackle shop. These have to be presented to the mackeral to look likr small fish....
by RichJ
Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fishing & Kayaking - A Harmonious Relationship
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Ha Ha !!!

OK, beginers luck etc, etc !! But, hey what an addition ours made to dinner on the Crowlin Islands. My simple observations. Trailing a line with feathers etc good for mackeral but a pain. Simple "jigging" near sea bed with artificial sandeel and close to rocks good for pollock. We simply wrapped in ...
by RichJ
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fishing & Kayaking - A Harmonious Relationship
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Douglas, interesting looking bait fish. What did you catch ????? (!)

Image
by RichJ
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fishing & Kayaking - A Harmonious Relationship
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

I have read and enjoyed several posts on this site about fishing from kayaks. Being a real kid at heart .... and living out boys own adventure in the kayak ie visiting remote scottish islands with a bunch of friends, fishing is a natural addition to my game. On a recent trip we had some luck off the...
by RichJ
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rubbish
Replies: 28
Views: 3858

Rubbish!!

Jim, from a chemical point of view undoubtedly burning some polymers does release some nasties .... but at low level. ( As does using your petrol stove etc) Actual environmental effect of chemicals produced through burning compared with physical damage of plastics to wildlife?? I certainly dont know...
by RichJ
Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rubbish
Replies: 28
Views: 3858

Rubbish!!

Of course.... recycling clean poly (ethene) and some other polymers makes a lot of sense. BUT, and in reality how many people are likely to take home additional rubbish to their own? Chucking some additional bits from the beach on an already burning bonfire seems to me a more likely and pragmatic ap...
by RichJ
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rubbish
Replies: 28
Views: 3858

Rubbish!!

To my simple mind I see two significant issues in this debate. With growing numbers of sea kayakers and visitors to our more remote shores clearly we all have a responsibility to leave no trace of our passage. Can we really enhance our environment by "disposing" of additional rubbish we find? Our ef...
by RichJ
Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Choppy waters for chav-skiers !
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Here, here!!
by RichJ
Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Upper arm/shoulder injury
Replies: 3
Views: 988

shoulder injury

To Ady and Applejack. Guess I am older than you both and I realise as I am writing this that I have finally reached Old Git status ! Over the years I have managed to injure many bits from climbing, kayaking and running. A Doctor once told me I was a Patient..... so be patient!!!! Good advice for me ...
by RichJ
Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Snakes at sea?
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Snakes at sea

Douglas,

thank you for your comments and fantastic photograph. Mouse, my local canal is the Shropshire Union. Sounds rather close! But hey, peaceful animals really. Sleep well!!
by RichJ
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Snakes at sea?
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Snakes at sea?

Hi, and thank you all for the great pictures and reports of marine life I have enjoyed on this forum. I would be most grateful for any comments on the following (unusual?) observation made by myself and friends of the Shrewsbury cc on Sunday. Paddling into a quiet, deep zawn off the W coast of Angle...