Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Cumberland Ring

This weekend, Kate, Sean and I will start a challenging kayaking trip. The Cumberland Ring is so called because is circumnavigates The English Lake District; the land of the Cumberland Ring sausage.

The route takes in the rivers Lune,  Eden and miles of Cumbrian coast. We have been supplied with some excellent kit. We will be using Pyranha Fusion kayaks for the rivers, P&H Cetus for the sea, clothing from Peak UK and we will have Mitchell Blades for propulsion. With regard to fuel, we will be fortified by award winning Cumberland Ring sausages from Cranston's of Penrith and Sticky Toffee Pudding from the Cartmel Village shop.

We will be updating a dedicated blog at the end of each day.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Book Ahoy!

Over the last 3 years I have been busy researching, photographing and writing about the shores of northern England and the Isle of Man. I have worn out at least one kayak, strained several friendships, overwhelmed two computers and drowned a couple of cameras. As for pubs, cafes and chip shops... let's not go there!

At last the end seems in sight. The new guidebook is called Northern England and Isle of Man and describes '50 great Sea Kayak Voyages'. Pesda Press have announced the publication date as 2nd of May. There is more information about the book here.