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Your first overnight sea kayak adventure

Gorgeous, remote beaches are yours for the exploring if you up your kayak skills. Photo: nazabb / 123RF Stock Photo
You’ve been horsing around on the family sit-on-tops, but now you want to go further afield to combine your love of exploring and camping with kayaking. But how to go about it? Ruth Henderson has some answers

Why swap boots for boats?
A lot of kayakers come from a tramping background, but when scampering around hillsides with a pack on their back has become a bit of a pain (doggy knees, aching backs and hips) they look for alternative ways to carry the load to allow them to still get out there. A sea kayak can carry the equivalent of two big backpacks – allowing you to chuck in a few luxuries like a folding table and chair, even a bottle of wine and fresh veggies.

How to choose a sea kayak
For speed, the longer it is, the faster...

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