Plockton Kayak Carnival – 13-15 September 2024
The Plockton Kayak Carnival first took place in 2022. It was a belated celebration to mark the 10 year anniversary of Sea Kayak Plockton. It was such a success that we’re planning our next celebration in 2024 to which paddlers of all abilities are invited.
The carnival is our way of saying thank you to the people, landscape, and wildlife that make Sea Kayak Plockton so memorable. Our team of amazing instructors will be there, plus special guests, Brian Wilson and Will Copestake. It’ll be a weekend of kayaking, talks, food, ceilidh and good craic. We promise it will be informative, fun, friendly and inclusive. We can’t wait!
- Kayaking sessions with coaching, and graded to suit all levels
- Talk by Nick Ray, with guests Brian Wilson and Will Copestake
- Friday night fish’n’chips – provided by Shonzey’s, Plockton’s very own 5 star fish and chip van*
- Saturday night 2 course meal*
- Tea, coffee & home baking: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
- Ceilidh with the Incredible Fling Band
- Carnival T-shirt
- The famous Sea Kayak Plockton flapjack
- Good craic!
- Kayak and kit rental can be included at an additional cost
*all dietary requirements catered for
Tickets for non-paddling partners or friends – what’s included?
- All of the above – but without the kayaking sessions
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Nick describes himself as a feral sea kayaker, wild writer, creative and creator, and a vocal advocate for mental health and suicide awareness. Nick has just completed a year long sea kayaking odyssey paddling as much of the Scottish coastline as he can. He finished at his home in Tobermory on the 28th August 2023 – his 60th birthday. His adventure has been a celebration of being alive. It could have easily been very different. Nick is very open and honest about his depression. He talks candidly about this and his sea kayaking adventures through his large social media following. If you haven’t already, you can find and follow his social media profiles at LifeAfloat. Nick isn’t new to extended expeditions. In 2015 he paddled the coastline of Scotland visiting every one of the 47 lifeboat stations, during which he raised over £5,000 for the RNLI.
Brian is a renowned paddler and author of two sea kayaking literary classics:- Blazing Paddles and Dances With Waves. He specialises in extended sea kayaking expeditions and adventure travel – and then writing about it. Blazing Paddles is his story of journeying by kayak solo around Scotland, and Dances With Waves is his solo circumnavigation of Ireland. Both books cleverly capture the essence of sea kayaking. They’re not just books about ‘edging around’ a coastline, but more about the coast itself. This is the place where the sea kayaker has to stop (fairly frequently!), where tides ebb and flow, where people live and work, which makes sea kayaking such a special and interesting way to travel.
Will Copestake, is part of our team and worked with Sea Kayak Plockton jointly leading our 2019 Outer Hebrides expedition. Will is the founder of Kayak Summer Isles and leads adventures between Scotland and Patagonia. In his spare time Will pursues expeditions around the world, which includes kayaking across 1400km of Patagonian fjords. In 2015 Will was named both Scottish and UK Adventurer of the year for his 364 day solo circumnavigation of Scotland by sea kayak and continuous ascent of all 282 winter munro mountains. He then followed this two years later with a winter round of all 222 Corbett mountains.
13-15 September 2024
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