Monster learning, minor winds

A short bus ride from the airport bought the crew to Ocean village, the Southamton home of Monster Project.  We received a friendly welcome from the full time crew who had just completed a busy day of work, fine tuning the machine for the 400 mile trip back to Greystones. Stepping aboard was quite surreal and as I clambered around […]

Whats that coming over the hill…

Yes its a Monster, a 70 foot carbon fiber Monster!!   Its fast and apparently a little bit wet on deck!   But it is all for a great cause, Care for Shane.  Click here to find out more and donate, cheers 😉 Training starts tomorrow, racing starts the 28th check back for updates as we learn to tame the […]

Round I Go Again!

I often get asked, so whats next?, where you off to this time? and recently the answer has been, nothing at the moment, just focusing on my studies and getting my Masters finished.  But secretly I am always on the look out for the next adventure. So, a few weeks back I saw a poster online for a trial to […]

Adventures in Africa

Once upon a time I was a wannabe mountaineer, with a poster of Everest on my wall and an unquenchable thirst for mountain adventures, heading off to the hills around Ireland when I had free time from school and once I turned 18 venturing off to the snowy hills of Scotland and the lofty peaks of the French and Swiss […]

When I was about 8 I first saw the Whitbread round the world race and was instantly mesmerised by the notion of racing around the world. The race is now called the Volvo Ocean Race and my dream of competing has long passed, mainly as I am not a professional sailor! But now they are hiring…


A grey day on the water today but a nice paddle all the same.  It is great therapy after a long day of mental exercise in college!  

Back in the boat

After a break for the winter I am back in training in the sea kayak for the next expedition, which is only just over 3 weeks away!

The Battle of Belfast Lough

Over the previous few days the tide had played a big part in my progress and had been major the factor which determined how many miles I would make each day.  I knew this would be the case for much of the east coast so making the right decisions and accurate reading of the tides would be crucial over the […]

Into the North

As much as I was nervous about travelling in the remote areas of North Donegal I was more nervous about travelling in Northern Ireland.  Having never travelled much in this part of the country and much of what I knew of the area was based on years of news reporting on the troubles when I was growing up, I knew […]

Over the top

The South and West coast were all somewhat familiar to me and I was always in close range to friends or family.  When I moved into the northwest I had expected to be isolated and lonely and have to admit this section of the coast was one that made me nervous. So far though Donegal had treated me well, friendly […]