Long before he became a highly respected surgeon, Campbell Semple was a young kayaker.
Together with his friend Ken Taylor he paddled the length of Scotland's west coast, including the fearsome Cape Wrath.
Those of you who know a little of how the modern design of sea kayaks came to Scotland will recognise Ken Taylor's name.
You'll have heard his name mentioned if you've listened to the podcasts with Duncan Winning (right side and lower down this page).
I'm still trying to get an interview with Ken. While the technicalities are proving troublesome I've not given up hope.
In the meantime, for a fascinating glimpse of what sea kayaking was like in a different era, download and listen to Campbell Semple. It wasn't really all that long ago.