After a good summer break, am just putting the last things in place before my next fund raising challenge, to paddle unsupported and (mostly solo) from Lands End to Watchet (my home port). The plan is to complete this long difficult trip in 7 long days, covering 40-50km a day and wild camping in all but one stop.
This will be my longest and most exposed paddle yet, with some very wild stretches of coastline, so hear’s hoping for some fine weather and settled seas. I know this may not be a massive undertaking as compared to some of the sea kayaking endeavors being undertaken at the moment by some (far better) kayakers than me, but I hope you’ll agree that considering I’ve only been sea kayaking for a year that’s its a considerable undertaking and one worth supporting with your kind donations!
The plan is to leave from Sennen Cove on Sunday 11th September and paddle northeast to Morte Point and then due east to Watchet, arriving in Watchet late afternoon on Saturday 17th September. I’ll be paddling self-supported, wild camping (apart from a stop at Boscastle YHA) and mostly solo (although I’ll be happy for anyone come join me on any of the stretches if they like). I’m exited and just a bit nervous of some of the stretches in Cornwall and North Devon, but I guess that’s only natural and as long as the weather is kind to me it’ll be fine and it’ll be a great experience and a hopefully raise plenty of cash for the pot at Kings College London, to support Prof Herman-Taylor’s work
So as before, please visit my JustGiving page and give as generously as you can.