Blog; Thoughts, news & tips
Felixstowe Coast Patrol and Rescue.
NOMAD Sea Kayaking has an enviable 100% safety track record; a fact I am personally very proud of.
Trip Planning for Sea Kayakers - Why?
We’ve all seen them, haven’t we? Board shorts & shirtless, barefoot, inflating their stand-up-paddle board or so called inflatable kayak. And there they go; no equipment, no back-up & no idea!
Can’t get back into your kayak after a capsize? You had better learn to all else it’s overs for you chum!
Buoyancy Aids - What Type?
What buoyancy aid should I get? What colour? How many pockets? It really doesn’t matter, so long as you wear the thing!!
Get Yourself Fit!
Levels of obesity, unfitness, lack of strength, lack of motivation is increasing year on year. Kayaking safely requires hours of practicing paddle strokes & recoveries & a basic but good level of fitness & flexibility.
Using a Compass - Navigation
Today we're covering the use of map and compass in the context of land-based navigation such as day hikes or multi-day extended trekking trips. These skills are used in sea kayaking to a lesser degree due to handrailing.
Use It or Lose It!
Use your buoyancy aid OR you could lose your life!
THIS GIRL CAN!
Ladies, if you're considering Sea Kayaking but put off by the thought of carrying a large sea kayak on your car, don't be. If THIS GIRL CAN, so can you!
Dying to get out on the water!
The dangers of paddling in winter rain & snowmelt.
Using a Recovery Strop when Sea Kayaking
Practical advice on using a strop for recoveries on sea kayaks.
Illumination & Your Night Vision
Illumination (or not!) & the importance of its effect on your night vision; one of our ten essentials of enjoying the great outdoors.
Sun Protection and Layering
Two of our ten essentials to think about when in the outdoors.