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7th Annual Autumn Gales – 2015.

Posted by Greg on June 9, 2015

Main event: Friday October 30th – Sunday November 1st

British Canoeing Courses:  Coastal Nav, Open Water Nav, BCU 4 Star Sea Training and Assessments, and a BCU 5 Star Sea Training.  Running from Wed October 28th – Fri October 30th.

ACA L5 IDW/ICE Instructor exam:  Wed October 28th – Fri October 30th.  By Dale Williams.

Saturday Evening lecture Oct 31st.  “The Ring Of Fire” Aleutian Island Expedition. Location: NESS, 70 Water St. Stonington, CT. 8 PM Start time

Inspired by the Aleutians rich culture and kayaking heritage, the journey through origins of kayaking in the lands of the native ‘Unangan’ (Aleut people) was awe-inspiring. The volcanic chain was originally populated with twelve to fifteen thousand people, renowned as the ‘best kayakers in the world’, living in subsistence harmony with the sea. The expedition developed an understanding of the ‘Aleut Story’ and how the fate of the early Sea Otter and Aleut populations were intrinsically linked


Additional information can be found on our Autumn Gales web site.  That’s

Video from last year.  Are you going???  Get ready to rock!


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Join us for another fun-filled and exciting training event in the dynamic waters of Fishers Island Sound!  The event is based out of Stonington Borough, Connecticut, USA, with access to some of best tide races on the East Coast.  There will be plenty of international talent with six British Canoeing/UKCC coaches coming from across the pond.  And along with the local coaches and rough waters guides, who know where the best play spots are, it’s an event not to be missed!

Confirmed BCU Coaches.

  • Nigel Dennis, N. Wales
  • Keirron Tastagh, Isle Of Man
  • Peter Jones, N. Wales
  • Phil Clegg, N. Wales
  • Dale Williams, USA
  • Greg Paquin, USA
  • Paula Riegel, USA
  • Elia Wilkinson, N. Wales


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Waveology’s Expedition Schedule.

Posted by Greg on November 17, 2014

As a NDK Expedition Center we do love to travel around.  Would you like to join us on any of these trips.  Drop and email or call us.

  • North Coast Of Scotland and the Orkney’s.  June 20th – 28th, 2015.  See you on our return.
  • Baja Mexico, Sea Of Cortez.  January 29th -February 6th, 2016.  Trip details are live under the calendar listing.
  • Chile, Patagonia March 2016.

We will also manage to slip in a few local expedition trips as well.  Places in Down East Maine and the Canadian Maritimes (Grand Manan).

Back from the North Coast and Orkney’s.  WOW!  The power of Pentland Firth, Geo’s, Mega amount of caves.  Very impressive.  Here are a few choice shots.


Open Top Cave


DoubleMajor geo

Big Cave

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Baja Trip – Punta Banda Peninsula

Posted by Greg on February 17, 2013


Back in early January, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with Jen Kleck (Aqua Adventures) and newly met paddling friends – Andrea, Chris, Dan, Tony and Victor down in Baja.  For those not familiar with Jen, she holds the distinction of being the first North American to obtain the BCU Coach 5 award.  And that’s in addition to being an all out fantastic person.


The area we paddled in, along the Punta Banda Peninsula (Victor’s backyard), and out to Isla Todos Santos, has amazing rock gardening, sea caves, and a ton of wildlife and including whales!   In April, Jen and Victor are hosting the 1st Baja Kayak Fest.  Check out the event here  and slide show of the area which includes photos from the trip.

Definitely a bucket list place for every kayaker!

Peace & Cheers, Paula

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Sea Kayak Podcast by Simon Willis

Posted by Greg on April 10, 2011

Back in snowy February, I had the pleasure of speaking with Simon Willis about our fun waters here in CT and RI.  Hope you enjoy the podcast.

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