By Tim Willis
Published: Jul 25, 2012More by Tim
Sea Kayaking is a truly wonderful sport.
Once you have learnt the basic skills, you will discover endless possibilities for day paddles and expeditions in Scotland, and indeed many countries around the world. Read on for an insight into what to expect on one of our Introduction to Sea Kayaking weeks.
First steps if you’re a sea kayaking beginner…
Like so many other activities, how you are taught will have a significant impact on how quickly you progress from beginner to a confident paddler, able to venture out in a variety of conditions.
On a Wilderness Scotland sea kayaking adventure you can relax, enjoy the incredible scenery and marvel at the wondrous wildlife that inhabit Scotland’s west coast.
The quality of the instruction is so important in learning good techniques and feeling comfortable out on the water. We all paddle better when we are in a relaxed state of mind. The body becomes loose and flexible, adapting to the waves. Conversely, if you are nervous or anxious, the body tightens up which in turn becomes rigid. This will make the body less capable of adapting to the waves and wind.