Thursday, 20 April 2017

Another paddle Board Journey Home

Taking the opportunity while the weather is good and the river banks are not too over grown I paddled home once again..

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Isle of Bute with my Son Anthony

Easter  weekend and the boy and myself headed for the south west of Scotland, Our aim was to paddle around the north of Bute. The weather was a little hit and miss but the lad made me very proud in his positive attitude.

We made our way to the north of the island and set up camp at the kayak trail shelter.

The following morning we made our way back down the east coast, we where hampered by several squalls but the weather was on our back so we made great progress.

After the mother of all squalls I think the boy was happy to finally get off the water, really proud of this man..

Ants First Expedition - Isle of Bute from Ken Oliver on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Paddle Boarding Home from Work

The beginning of April saw some nice settled weather, on more than one occasion I SUP'd home and even Fi came to join me..

Sunday, 2 April 2017

River Ure with KKC

A trip aimed at introducing club members to white water, putting on at Mickley and heading down to Slenningford. Several of us went along in open canoes to act as support to the other club coaches in case any of the young and in-experienced paddlers became tired or cold along the journey.

Once all the kids where off the water safely above Slenningford the rest of us carried on down the main rapid for a little self indulgent fun. A lovely day albeit the low river conditions, everyone had fun and a very positive day for the club on a whole.

Saturday, 1 April 2017


A beautiful spring day for a trip around the head. We've done this journey many a time but it never fails to deliver.. Plenty of birds on the cliffs, the water not quite clearing out just yet...