Ocean Paddler Issue One

So we now know what's in the first issue of Ocean Paddler Magazine.

Expedition: Rounding Tassie
Interview: Jeff Allen
Preparation: Expedition Planning
Destination: Croatia
Capture: Photographic Inspiration
Preparation: Incident Management
Trip: In Search of the Queen of Inch's Glass Covered Coffin
Review: P&H Cetus Sea Kayak
Technique: Sea kayaking photography
Stern words: Brian Wilson - Paddle Loudly!

All the latest news from manufacturers and expeditions; Reviews of Aquabound Paddles, Palm & Yak touring spraydecks, waterproof iPod case and speakers; Rich gets up close and personal with a self heating (or was that self-exploding) curry; and Competition to win Northwater goodies!

There certainly seems to be a lot of Jeff Allen in it.

There's an interview with Jeff; Jeff contributes to an article on expedition planning; and Jeff writes about incident management in part one of a series, so we can expect more Jeff in future issues. That's a considerable quantity of Jeff to put in one place. Perhaps next month, a free Jeff with every issue?

If you can't wait, you can listen to Jeff talk about kayaking around South Georgia and in Cornwall in the Podcast Library of SeaKayakRoutes.com

I'm particularly pleased to see Brian Wilson has written the tail end article. Partly because I suggested the idea to Brian after recording a Podcast with him on Skye, but mainly because I think he's a superb writer. I plan to put Brian's podcast live on 1st September. Bertie says of this "tail-end" section:

Stern Words, we hope, will become an opportunity for people to speak out about something they are passionate about, or to speak passionately to change our actions, perceptions, beliefs etc.

In Brian's first article, Brian speaks passionately about the role all of us who love sea kayaking can play in becoming valued custodians of the wilderness we all actively seek out and enjoy. As Brian says, "PADDLE LOUDLY and be a voice for the sea and its wildlife". A 'must-read' conclusion to our first magazine!

Apparently the magazine should come back from the printers on Friday so they'll spend the weekend stuffing envelopes and getting them out to subscribers. You have subscribed, haven't you?

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