It’s nice to see one of my Twitter pals, David H Johnston (@kayakinstructor on Twitter) make his OP debut with a cracking article on Safety Gear which features interviews with 5 well known Sea Kayak Instructors/Expedition Paddlers to determine their most valued items of safety equipment and where they choose to store it when on the water.
I have a handful of reviews (Valley Etain, Handikart Trolley and mKettle) and an article on a recent REC Level 2 First Aid course in this issue which has kept me busy over the last few weeks.
The Ocean Paddler Magazine Website is also in the process of an overhaul which, blatant plug coming up, I have been involved with with my Web Design hat on. It features an events calendar listing courses from a huge range of providers around the UK, great for finding a training or assessment opportunity, as well as a directory of Canoe and Kayaking clubs from the UK and abroad.
Issue 25 Index
The Solomon Islands – Alexander Vogel
Retreat from Islay – Dr Douglas Wilcox
Lessons Learnt – Nigel Dennis
Safety Gear – Location & Decisions –
Justine Curgenven Interview – Richard Parkin
Encounters – Nigel Foster
Advanced Journeying – Jeff Allen
Essential Courses: First Aid – Duncan Smith
Valley Etain Review – Duncan Smith