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In 2011, what new location do you hope to explore by kayak?
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Mark R wrote:In 2011, what new location do you hope to explore by kayak?
We haven't decided where yet, but I'm hoping to do my first week-long trip this year, somewhere on the west coast of Scotland probably May/June. Ideally, a circular route and one suitable for intermediate-level paddlers. Any suggestions welcome.

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'Skook' plus surrounding B.C. area is the kiddie, though prob won't have the skills til 2012 at least! I'm more realistically thinking Scillies plus solo budget escapade in the Venice lagoon for this year...

I will endeavour to get my photo' evidence act together, too - that will save those non-paddlers around me a lot of unsolicited, meandering wiffling, and I can simply fill their 'Optio drawer memory card' with images for them to ignore at their leisure.

I look forward to reading of some far more left-field plans on this thread; it'll be like a brainstorming pub session without the morning after!

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The Northern bit of the east coast, which apparently isn't the north-east coast, its somewhere else not sure where. Anyway, Inverness to John O' Groats. Maybe the Western Isles as well if I can afford it.

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I hope to get from my house to Stornoway in March.

Excuse the plug, http://westcoastkayakchallenge.co.uk.

I haven't thought about much more of late.

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For me a return visit to the Aeolian Islands, lure of warm seas, active volcanos, Italian food is too much.

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Would love to paddle around Manhatten Island. May not be in 2011 but I will do it one day! I have big paddle plans for next year and hope to do the entire welsh coast in April.

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Barra for me.... although with so much to do still within an hours drive of the house, anything!

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Ireland. All of it!

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The Dorset coast line if i ever get my kayak down from Carlisle.

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Once I have sorted a sea kayak (hopefully within the next two weeks), then I hope to paddle the Isle of Wight and then later in the year Scilly Isles. In between as much of the Dorset coast as I can get in.

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Back up to the White Sundays (near the barier reef ) for a week or three , spend more time in the Bass Strait

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My aim is to explore the Wash and the North Norfolk coast

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Strewth, don't wish your lives away, there's plenty life left in 2010!

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Im hoping to get right round The Misty Isle this summer. Also need to get out to the Shaints and across the Minch and a crossing of the North channel to Rathlin.. Looking forward to it!

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The Summer Isles for us.

And Suilven. I'm sure one of my guides says a kayak is a good way to get near it.

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I'm having so much fun exploring places that people don't generally consider worth exploring, that I think I might not make a wish list, just keep turning up and find what I find....
I suppose I should get myself out to the Western Isles at some point.

SteveB - a kayak is a good option for Suilven if you are a kayaker, a canoe if you are an open water canoeist, but it worries me when I hear non paddlers talking about borrowing boats to do it. Some kayakers once borrowed canoes for the crossing, having no experience of canoeing on open water, they swamped and nearly died of hypothermia - it requires the same degree of planning as a sea trip, the waves in the middle will be sea sized. Both canoes and kayaks can be perfectly safe out there when used by those who understand them, and who are dressed for it.

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Just booked the royal week up on Skye stopping at Sligachan but hoping to get round Raasay & Rona and in to loch coruisk via soay for a couple of overnight jaunts.

I'd be keen to do the exmoor coast again but over 2 days instead of the mad one day monster this year and also get across to Lundy.

I have a crazy plan forming to do all the Welsh lighthouses too, got to figure out getting out to the smalls though.

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Less work. More of everything else.
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Currently in heavy negotiations with my pregnant wife to allow me to paddle around Wales in the summer, with a view of starting and finishing in Shrewsbury

Personally I think the time when she is off on marterty leave is an ideal time but she for some reasons has major reservations over it ???

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Only have a short tick list at the moment, keeping it realistic as there will be another James entering the world in March, but hopefully at least...

Blaskets
Cliffs of moher
Arran Islands
Fastnet rock
...and as much of the Cork coast as I can fit in

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A decent crossing for me would be good, say St. Bees to the IoM.

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Douglas, watched you guys paddle past my flat on Sunday, I must admit to being surprised, but having read your blog it makes sense now :) looks like a fantastic trip

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I'll settle for being well enough to do more than a dozen paddles...

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(1)The Isles of Scilly still call me.
(2) Lundy is always on my radar.
(3) circumnavigate the ise of white
(4) return to the west coast of scotland for two weeks (highly likely)
(5)The channel Islands
(6) the Welsh coast.
(7) Croatia
(8)The river Wye often catches me (been there for the last three consecutive years)
(9)Norway
(10)The northwest passage (Only possible is I give up my job and sell the idea to Amanda)

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Break my record on a SOT round the IOW

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Erik Brunskill wrote:Douglas, watched you guys paddle past my flat on Sunday, I must admit to being surprised, but having read your blog it makes sense now :) looks like a fantastic trip
Hi Erik it was, as they say locally, pure dead brilliant. The amazing thing is that punters on the bridges ignored us completely. It was as if sea kayaks are common as muck down by the Broomielaw. I was concerned that they might show their appreciation, not to mention skill, by throwing bottles, bricks or snowballs at us. The only people who showed any interest were your fellow flat dwellers, we were followed by popping flashguns, all the way down the Clyde!

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2011 - Les Minquiers are still out there (well, down there).

I also hope to finally get to the the Farne isles. And of course, Red Sands Fort...
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Cross the wash and cross the Channel. That'll do for starters.
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Round Ardnamurchan.

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