What started in 2009 as a club trip, with the Lower Wharf Canoe Club, became an annual pilgrimage to Sea Kayak Milos. Lynne and Roy grace us with their presence each September, keeping everyone entertained from breakfast time until well after beer o’clock. Eee by Gum!
Lynne holds the BC Sea Kayak Leader Award and Roy has the BC Sea Kayak Award. They were part of the 2016 Athens to Milos Expedition, the 2018 Milos to Santorini Expedition and the 2022 expedition to the Saronic Islands. In 2020, in a double kayak, they circumnavigated Milos in a day, a distance of 62 km in 9 hours and 4 minutes.
In recent years, Roy has documented the September day trips with video, often paddling ahead and leaping onto a rock for the perfect shot or buzzing the group with his drone. You can see the evolution of his videos here: 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021| 2022
When home in Yorkshire, Lynne and Roy are always planning the next trip with their friends. Trips in recent years include the Yorkshire coast, Farne islands, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire, the Cumbrian lakes, the Summer Isles and the Outer Hebrides.