Ardnamurcan Peninsula, June 2022

Kilchoan to Sanna Bay, round Ardnamurcan Peninsula.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 14:35 BSTDistance: 16.0 kmDuration: 5 hours, 0 minutes and 36 secondsAverage Speed: 3.2 km/h

We Launched at 12:35pm from the Kilchoan Slipway, and began paddling West along the coast towards the point.

The landscape along the coast is immediately interesting with lots […]

Marseille, France: 30 April-2 May 2022

Lured by the prospect of a long weekend on the Mediterranean Sea, three intrepid CKC members set out to explore Marseille and its environs. Fiona, Rich and Nick received a very warm welcome from the Sideral Times Club at Pointe Rouge, where Corinne – a former CKC member – kindly facilitated an impeccably planned […]

Kimmeridge Bay to Dancing Ledge, 18 April 2022

What a super trip to have as my inaugural outing with Chelsea Kayak Club!

After a thorough zoom briefing from trip leader Liza on the Wednesday evening, when she took us through the plan for the trip and the logistics of getting us and boats to the start, we then kept our fingers crossed […]

Bracklesham to Selsey Bill, 3 April 2022

Bracklesham Beach, towards Selsey Bill

We arrived in Bracklesham to bright sun and clear blue skies, just before 9am. Fortified with a quick coffee from Billy’s on the Beach, we kitted up and moved the boats down the steep shingle beach to the edge of the incoming tide.

After a briefing from Liza, we […]

Winter Sunshine, Herne Bay 26th February 2022

Liza, Lorna, Tim, Rich, Mike & Andrew with David on land support with Liza’s dog, Lola.

Six paddlers met in the Kent seaside town of Herne Bay for a winter paddle. There was frost on the ground as we left London, but at Herne Bay we were greeted with sunshine and a calm sea. 


Bangers! Fireworks paddle, Sunday 7 Nov 2021

There certainly were fireworks at Sundays paddle led by the fabulous Fiona! We set off with starting pistol bangs as the sky lit up behind us with a welcoming display of fireworks captured on video so well by Elsa. You can download the 14 seconds/30Mb video here –

We arrived at the […]

White Cliffs and Sea Shanties – Dorset, September 2021

Ten paddlers huddled on Ringstead Beach for a safety briefing as the rain fell and cloud thickened; day one of CKC’s Jurassic Coast trip was underway. The weekend was designed for newer members to gain sea experience alongside seasoned kayakers, supported by Alex, our sea leader.

Dave’s route plan took us past dramatic cliffs, […]

Chichester Harbour, Aug 2021

Thanks to leader Fiona and co-leader Jan, 6 other paddlers took the opportunity to embark on a club paddle in Chichester on the weekend. Rich, Jo, Christine, Mike & Marcel used club boats, Jan took his own and Kenneth used the opportunity to try out his new Inuit-inspired, aluminum-framed kayak covered by stretched polyurethane […]

Selsey Bill, Aug 2021

A small dedicated group from CKC took the opportunity to paddle around Selsey Bill, on the south coast in August 2021. Selsey Bill is familiar from the shipping forecast (where it gets mentioned as part of the inshore waters forecast towards the end of the forecast). We had assumed that the land poking out […]

Dartmouth Trip 9-11 July 2021

The Club spent three days paddling in the Dartmouth area from 9 to 11 July.

Tudor, Richard H and Rob were the first to arrive at the campsite near Slapton in warm sunshine, and used the evening productively with a recce of the local pub. Tudor led the way across the footpaths based on […]