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This is Umfin Island, which lives 3 km west of Gweedore, Donegal and is uninhabited except for a couple of thousand ground nesting sea birds. The short film shows Iain Miller paddling through a 300 metre sea cave tunnel which passes right through the middle of the island from the Atlantic to the Gweedore side.
Girls Go Round – Corsica. 3 Girls, 3 weeks and a whole heap of fun. Sea kayaking around the Meditereanean island of Corsica self supported.
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My name is Tom Tindale and I know one or two of you out there!! I run a small outdoor business in Shieldaig on the North West coast of Scotland. I launched a Crowdfunder to raise money for new equipment for my business and in return investors have options to come on adventures with us or hire equipment for their own adventures. If successful we are planning on running some competttions with Unsponsored this summer with chances to win sea or mountain adventures amongst the spectacular Torridon mountains for upto four people.
In the far north of Scotland there is a place where races and tides flow fast enough to wreck even the hardiest of vessels, once patrolled by marine going tribesmen with a prowess to rival even the invading Norse, who named the area “Petlandfjord” meaning the Fjord of the Picts. Also known in Gaelic as “An Caol Arcach” meaning the sea of Orcs the names have have been anglicised and this stretch of challenging and treacherous water has become known as the Pentland Firth. The area plays host to an incredible amount of wildlife, both year round natives, and visitors from further a field. Puffin, Gannet, Guillemot and Tern all come to nest, whilst the waters are patrolled by Seal, Dolphin, Basking shark and even Orca!
When you start your paddling career progression is often very rapid. Skill acquisition is quick and you develop the technique required to safely get you down a piece of water. After you have been paddling for a while it is easy to hit a plateau. Moving past this can seem quite difficult but a few changes or adaptations can help you to continue to make progress/develop.
Consider where you mainly paddle. Change venue if you can. Try a new piece of water.
Paddle more. It’s a simple step that can really speed up your progress.