Look at the camera shake on this photo! That shows how nervous I felt Sunday afternoon.
It also shows, albeit somewhat blurred, the audience I was speaking to at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival.
I have been speaking into TV cameras since I was eighteen years old.
But even live television does not generate quite the buzz that you get when you stand infront of people.
So my grateful thanks to everyone who turned up and particularly those who said such kind things afterwards. And I hope to see some of you converts on the water.
A new Sea Kayak Podcast goes live on Thursday morning.