Kag Gannon - Sea Kayak Guide
Kag loves the freedom sea kayaking gives you...
She is happiest when journeying along wild coastline with several days provisions ready for the adventure. Growing up on the Inner Hebridean island of Luing she would often be found on the water and first circumnavigated the island at the age of 9 with the local canoe club. Having worked as a cook and running a ski chalet in France (which helps Kag create some excellent expedition food!) she committed to the outdoor life, completing an Advanced Certificate of Outdoor Leadership followed by a degree in Marine and Coastal Tourism.
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Taking time out to fully absorb the moment when on expedition is something she recommends:
"I remember being camped out by Loch Tarbert on Jura mid way through a solo circumnavigation of the island. It was nearing sunset and the light on the surrounding islands and hills was beautiful; I couldn't resist the temptation to venture up the hillside for a better view. I carried on up and found a wee Lochan, without thinking twice I found myself swimming in the shimmering waters, the mesmerising sight of the sunset all around".
She is fascinated by the marine environment and loves sharing her knowledge and the tastier varieties of seaweed with others. Kag takes an active part in guiding our foraging expeditions working alongside wild food expert Mark Williams.
BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader and UKCC Level 2 Coach.
Kag has primarily paddled in Scotland but has also spent time in New Zealand where she paddled in the Able Tasman and the Marlborough Sound. When not on the water she enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking and can often be found camped in remote places in her trusty van, making the most of all that the Highlands have to offer.