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 About Us

The Company

Sea Kayak Milos and Petrinela's Guesthouse are owned and operated by Rod Feldtmann and Petrinela Vikeli.  They  have three children, Anna and Alexia and Perros, aged 10, 9 and 5 and live on Milos, year round.

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Petrinela comes from a local family and was born and raised on Milos.  After school she moved to Athens and obtained a degree in Tourism Administration.  She worked for a while in the hotel industry in Athens, before retreating to the quiet life of the islands.

Petrinela manages the family operated Kafeneio (Coffee-Ouzo bar) and the Guesthouse business, in-between her motherly tasks.  She enjoys spending time with her extended family, quiet nights at home and the occasional weekend adventure. After working hard all summer, she looks forward to a winter break, either to the Alps to play in the white stuff, or to Australia for an endless summer.


The Guides

Rod Feldtmann (company founder, owner, operator, coach and guide)

Rod grew up on a farm in Victoria, Australia.  After graduating with a degree in Geology from the University of Wollongong, he worked for 10 years as an Exploration Geologist in Australia, South America and finally in Milos.  In year 2000, when his contract as a Geologist came to an end, Rod established Sea Kayak Milos as a means to remain on Milos, sustain his family and to enjoy the great outdoors.  The aim of the business was, and still is, to provide affordable sea-kayaking holidays, in a fantastic location, to people of all abilities.

With 14 years experience leading trips on Milos and to other places in Greece, he is one of the most experienced and qualified guides in Greece.  He regularly travels to the UK to attend British Canoe Union (BCU) training courses.  He holds his 5 star sea kayak proficiency certificate and is a (BCU) Level 4 sea kayak coach  see Rods paddling resume.

 

Dave Watson (Expedition leader, Assistant guide)

Having first visited Sea Kayak Milos as a customer in 2008, Dave is now a regular member of the guiding/coaching team which gives him the chance to share his passion for kayaking with others. In addition to assisting with the day trips Dave also leads the Expedition programme assisted by his wife, Sue. A round the island expedition usually takes 5 days, however, his last circumnavigation in 2012, with Sue, took only a day - 66kms and 11 hours later they were back on the beach where they had started!  Fast and furious is good for a change but Dave prefers taking his time exploring the coastline, beaches and caves - on every trip there is something new to investigate and share with the group.

Dave is a qualified Wilderness Guide accredited by Wild Scotland, holds the BCU UKCC 5* Sea Kayak Leader award and is working towards becoming a BCU UKCC Level 3 Coach.

When not paddling on Milos, Dave can be found on the West Coast of Scotland, either guiding or kayaking with friends. He and Sue live in Penrith, England, although they both seem to spend a lot of their time in Greece paddling or following their other passions – hiking, biking, visiting historical sites and sampling the local cuisine.

Sue Watson (Assistant Guide)

Sue is a regular visitor to Milos, initially helping husband Dave on the Expeditions.   Following her career in teaching, Sue now shares her love for paddling with like minded people on a more permanent basis assisting with the expeditions and day trips. Having cracked the basics of kayak rolling to gain her UKCC  3*, Sue is now focussing on developing her repertoire of rolls!  On expeditions, Sue particularly enjoys the opportunity to meet people and hear their paddling stories over a meal and glass of wine on the beach!  She has paddled with Dave in Greenland, various locations on the West Coast of Scotland, Shetland and been on a number of trips in the Med. 

Always up for a bit of adventure and a challenge, Sue’s  paddling experience and background as an educator, helps ensure you have a fun filled Greek island paddling experience.

 

Paul Taylor (Assistant Guide, September 2014)

Paul has been the assistant guide, on an occasional basis, since 2008. Paul is from England and works as a Instructor at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre. He is a BCU Level 3 Inland Kayak Coach and BCU Level 3 Open Canoe Coach. Paul is now the Canoe England 'LCO' Local Coaching Organizer for Lincolnshire. Paul has been involved with paddling for over 13 years.

Paul also coaches Archery, Bellboating, Bushcraft, Climbing, Fencing, Raft Building, Shooting, Team Building. 

When not working as an Outdoor coach, Paul is a Freelance Photographer. 

 

 

Hanne Halden (Assistant Guide, July 2013)

Paddling for 12 years and instructing for 10 years, Hanne holds the BCU 3 star and (Danish) EPP level 2 instructor. Most of her guiding experience has been with groups around the islands in the southern part of Fyn, Denmark.  She has been paddling and camping in Denmark, Sweden, Wales and Milos of course.  Besides being a primary school teacher, she has an Academy Profession Degree of Outdoor Education in Theory and Practice. Hanne utilizes outdoor activities in her work with children, as well as in different commercial jobs.

Hanne's passions are: sea kayaking, tree-climbing and running (marathons and half marathons).  For quite a while, her main interest with sea kayaking has been rolling!
Hanne will not be in milos in 2014, but we hope to see her back in 2015.

 

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