Hello and welcome to my blog, initially started as a diary for myself but open to all to read and follow. My name is Stuart and I bought my first kayak in September 2009 and have been hooked ever since.
I have always been an 'outdoor' person, following in my Fathers footsteps up and down mountains from a very young age. As for kayaking I had only done a single day paddle down the River Wye in a short play boat, so this was a completely new experience for me. I joined a club and read just about very book there is on sea kayaking and off I went.
Most of my paddling is done on the weekend on my local stretch of water on the south east coast of Wales between Cardiff and Porthcawl. As a rule I try to get out to West Wales once a month for a couple of days. Once a year my dad and myself make it an occasion to travel up to the Isle of Skye for a weeks paddling and walking.
I currently paddle a Tahe Marine Revel and still have my first boat a Venture Easky. I am also in the (long) process of building a cedar strip kayak, a 17 foot sea kayak at home in the races and rough water taking on features from the Greenland style.
I hope to see some of you out there on the water, thanks for reading.