Being in Aviemore at the weekend meant that we could visit Highland Canoes on Monday morning before we went up for the boat. This was a bad thing as of course I found a number of essential items that I just had to buy…….
The justification goes as follows:
1) Helmet – well I don’t want to get mashed when I go surfing or down a river again
2) Spraydeck- I simply just don’t have a completely neoprene deck and keep getting wet when paddling, especially in surf
3) Buoyancy aid- The one I have is two big and has obtrusive pockets that catch on things when doing self rescues. Mackayak kindly pointed out that I now have three BAs, so I am going to sell one!