week IN Southern Crete with coach owen burson - open for all levels & beginner friendly

19th to 25th May 2019

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This week is specially designed for everyone looking to improve their sea kayaking skills. We welcome all paddlers from beginner to intermediate as the trip offers something for everyone. Coach Owen Burson will be leading the trip. He is a very experienced coach and he'll be working with everyone to make this week a real opportunity to improve and develop.

We are also a very social group and our camping overnights are planned close to beautiful tavernas so we can enjoy traditional dinners and evening drinks.

We will fly to Chania in Crete and spend one night in this beautiful town enjoying the tavernas. The following day we will make our way to Paliochora where we will pick up the kayaks and start our journey.

The participants will be working on areas such as:

BEGINNERS:
- General boat Handling
- Control, turns and direction
- Edging your boat
- Forward paddling

PROGRESSION TRAINING:
Ideal for people training towards their 2 & 3 Stars BCU award. Those preparing for their Sea Kayak Leader Award, will be working on their leadership & guiding skills under the supervision of the coach. There will be ample opportunity to develop your paddling and skills as well as practise coached rolling techniques.

YOU WILL LEARN EXPEDITION SKILLS SUCH AS:
Planning and packing for a sea kayak camping holiday/expedition
Packing a sea kayak for trim
Camping from a sea kayak
Planning, shopping and preparing your meals
Making and taking down camp

The southern coast of Crete is unspoilt and the sea is of a deep purple blue against the desert coloured mountains.

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PRICE: £799 WITH £300 DEPOSIT ON BOOKING.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
One night accommodation in Chania
One night camping in a campsite
All transfers
Coaching
Guiding
Kayak, paddle, spray deck & BA

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Your flights
Food & drink
Any further accommodation that might be required due to adverse weather conditions

To book or to ask any questions, mail info@exploraexpeditions.com. You will need to make a transfer of £300 to reserve your place with the balance payable 6 weeks before the trip.

Please note that flights are cheaper well in advance and they tend to increase in price close to departure date.

 

PADDLE 4 CHANGE

As part of our program you can join us in picking plastic from the sea and the beaches. We will carry bags to collect litter from the sea and we will clean the beaches where we land if there is plastic in them. We take this litter with us until we can dispose of it safely. It is very interesting to see what components there are in the litter as maybe we can help reduce the plastic tide by avoiding the use of some of these objects.