Presumption is the mother of all cockups.

… Or rather assumption is. There is something strange in the world of kayaking. There are a lot of opinions about what is right or wrong technique or tactics. But whilst the overall community is very friendly, sometimes I think there can be a hidden ego under the surface. One particular habit I have noticed…

Noseclips

A big problem with kayaking is water up the nose. It is uncomfortable even for experienced kayakers, let alone those with previous water phobias. Trouble is the noseclip does come in for some flak. I have to admit that wearing a noseclip does look silly, and it makes you talk funny too. There is a…

Kayaking and the martial arts

This blog wouldn’t be the first time that kayaking has been compared to the martial arts. Kayak expeditionary Doug Ammons has often referred to the similarities between the two activities. This is going to be a short post as I do not want to labour the point, but I just want to place a seed…