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Refuel and Resupply – the Gower

A red warning for wind lead to 3 days of rest in the Gower after the English leg of my journey. A visit from my wife Ali and daughter Ruby meant eating actual fresh food and a resupply! Who am I to deny the elements? As much as I do feel like I was getting […]

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Progress map glitch (fixed!)

The map is working again now! If you’ve been following progress, you’ll have realised there’s currently a problem with the map on the progress map page. (He’s not stuck in the Gower! 29 May he’s near St Davids) We’re investigating and trying to fix this, but for now go to Colin’s direct SPOT DEVICE tracker […]

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Paddle updates – Channel Crossing!

Read below for my paddle updates detailing the journey from Newquay to Wales including my Channel crossing – here’s to waving goodbye to England! PADDLE DAY 7: Newquay to Crackington Haven After a lovely night listening to Cornish sea shanties courtesy of Newquay Rowing Club, it was up at 4.30 (their bed time) for a […]

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The Journey so far

PADDLE DAY  1 : Plymouth Marine Aquarium to Looe My first day I encountered pretty strong headwind (15-20); the saying goes that Starting is the hardest part, and it definitely felt like that. I camped behind coffee shop on sea front and tried to get as much sleep as possible. PD2:  Looe to Rosland Peninsula […]

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Press Release

Retired firefighter takes on epic kayak challenge for charity This week, a retired Bath firefighter has embarked on a 700-mile solo sea kayak adventure, all in aid of charities close to his heart. Colin Wood, who recently retired from Bath Blue Watch, left Plymouth on 13 May for an estimated two months of sea kayaking […]

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Finally Paddling

This morning (13th May) at 9am, my adventure finally began! Starting nearby Plymouth Aquarium, I set off for Looe. Unexpectedly strong winds meant this was a tricky first day, and I had to push through physical and mental challenges almost immediately.  Hopefully the map showing my live location will be up and running soon, so […]