Paddling with whales in Disko Bay - Greenland

Paddling with whales in Disko Bay - Greenland

In summer 2019 we are going on a kayaking expedition to Disko Bay in Western Greenland. Roger Chandler is leading the group through one of the most beautiful and impressive places on the planet. The area around Jakobshavn glacier - the largest in the northern hemisphere - is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It calves enormous icebergs that float north or south depending on the currents and winds.  Whales come to feed in the rich summer waters of the bay providing an excellent opportunity to for whale spotting.

Nick Cunliffe Q&A

Nick Cunliffe Q&A

This post is an interview with Nick Cunliffe. He is a level 5 BCU coach and is based in Anglesey. Nick will be taking part on the Sea Kayak Leader Training (4*) & Paddler Development course that Roger Chandler will be running in November. Nick runs Kayak Essentials.

I was keen to know a little bit more about Nick's passion for kayaking and coaching. I was also keen to ask questions of someone who has been coaching and assessing sea kayak leaders for a long time. I hope the questions in the interview give candidates a little help and support on their journey.

Roger Chandler Q&A (2)

Roger Chandler Q&A (2)

In 2016, Roger Chandler from Coastal Spirit, teamed up with Explora to create a yearly sea kayaking course that supports paddlers looking to fast track their development. The 4 Star Leader and Paddler Development Course  has a 2 week duration and takes place in November in Anglesey.  

This is the second installment of our Q&A.

Roger Chandler Q&A (1)

Roger Chandler Q&A (1)

In 2016, Roger Chandler from Coastal Spirit, teamed up with Explora to create a yearly sea kayaking course that supports paddlers looking to fast track their development. The 4 Star Leader and Paddler Development Course  has a 2 week duration and takes place in November in Anglesey. The idea to create the course arose from the fact that most training courses are delivered over 2 or 3 days and paddlers then practice over time what they have learnt. But what if instead of cramming in, we had plenty of time to learn, fail, develop and achieve?