Blue / Green Algae

I’m sure many of you have heard about Blue-green algae in some local waters, but what exactly is this algae and what does this mean for us when out paddling? What is it? Blue-green algae is a term used to describe a group of bacteria, called cyanobacteria. They are not actually algae, but it is …

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Palm trees at Plockton!

Last week I drove up to Plockton for a bit of kayaking. Originally called Am Ploc, the settlement was a crofting hamlet until the end of the 1700s. In more recent times (mid-1990s) the BBC chose to film a drama series called “Hamis MacBeth” here. Plockton catches the Gulf Stream and as such has an …

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Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week ran 6th -12th May 2019. It was an opportunity to raise awareness of hearing loss to the wider public. I already have my British Sign Language Level 1 qualification however I took this opportunity to attend a deaf-friendly aquatics workshop run by the National Deaf Children’s Society. During this workshop I learnt …

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