2023: Och Aye Canoe's Splashin' Recap!

2023: Och Aye Canoe's Splashin' Recap!

Thank you so much to everyone who continues to support my ventures with Och Aye Canoe, I love what I do and I love taking people out on the water, whether it be total beginners or those looking to improve their personal skills. Next year I've lots of jam packed adventures planned and I look forward to it! ย Meanwhile here are some highlights of 2023 to share that'll make you wish you had a paddle in hand! ย Thank you again... Sarah ๐Ÿ˜€

Awards for Days:ย  We don't just paddle; we earn awards too! Our Paddle Start, Discover, and Explore Awards turned people into the Navy SEALs of watersports. Cue the triumphant music! ย 

man kayaking with Och Aye Canoe

Bark and Board: This year, we threw in a bone (or should we say paddle?) for our furry friends. Yep, you read that right โ€“ dogs hopped on board and rode the waves with us. Who needs a lifeguard when you've got a water-loving pooch by your side?

dog standing on back of paddleboard on water whilst owner kneels in-front paddling

Swimmin' Surprise: Our Falkirk Wheel escapade took an unexpected turn when someone decided to channel their inner fish and took the plunge for the first time ever. Move over, dolphins โ€“ Och Aye Canoe has a new swimmer in town!

Och Aye Canoe paddling in Falkirk Wheel, Scotland, whilst dressed up for Halloween.

Moonlit Mischief: When the sun dipped below the horizon, we didn't pack up and call it a day. Oh no, we grabbed our glow sticks and hit the water for some night paddling madness. Because who needs sleep when you can paddle under the stars?

kayaks and paddleboards by headlight on water with Och Aye Canoe

The Little Sole Trader That Could: Guess who bagged the Sole Trader Award at the Fife Business Awards? Yep, it was me! Och Aye Canoe โ€“ where sole traders turn into soul surfers. Cue the confetti cannons!

Och Aye Canoe owner, Sarah Thomson, with 2023 Fife Business Awards trophy and certificate as winner

Gary, the Master Paddler: Big shoutout to Gary, who's now a certified paddle maestro. With his newfound skills, he's helping me lead the charge in creating epic paddleboard sessions. High-fives and paddle bumps all around!

Gary, 2023 freelance instructor with Och Aye Canoe

As we paddle away from 2023, let's raise a metaphorical paddle to the belly laughs, splash fights, and unforgettable moments. Here's to more daring dives, more ridiculous doggy paddles, and a future filled with paddlin' shenanigans. Och aye, let's keep the good times rolling โ€“ or should we say, floating! ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

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