Well its the middle of the silly season so i thought that i'd give you a quick update on progress so far and where things are looking to head in the new year.
The first thing that i should do is give mention to both Nigel Dennis (seller of kayaks to eskimos, also coals to Newcastles) and Simon Osborne for their help and advice. On a recent trip across to Holyhead to see Nigel i ran into several of his sponsored paddlers and the hints and tips i got from them have been invaluble!!! Nigel has agreed to supply a boat for the expedition and is also letting me display some infomation from his stand at the NEC Outdoors show later in 2007.
I should also mention Simon Willis who has been kind enough to mention me on his blog and has given me a great deal of advice on media handling and the like!
So what have been up to recently? Well a large part of my time has been spent working on my Dayskipper Navigation Course (Donated courtesy of these guys http://www.tiller.co.uk) in order to get my 5 Star. Also been working hard on organizing a Charity Dinner, Training and a Media launch at the London Boat Show on January the 5th.
Thats not to say that i haven't been playing as well, taking advantage of the good weather over christmas i managed to escape and take the boats down to the Gower in Wales. First time i've visited that stretch of coast and i was suprised how lovely it was seeing as its that close to Swansea!! Think the pictures tell it all.
Well its time for me to go, lots of letters to type today! Hopefully i'll see some of you at the London Boat Show and if you are going come along to the Oceaning Training stand and say hello!