Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Many thanks for all your kind words. Life is getting back to normal now. I am getting stuck into training now for march. Getting as many miles under my keel as possable.

Monday, 22 August 2011

My Father

I have not been keeping this blogg up to date for a while due to my father passing away after a short illness.

This hit our family very hard and has taken me some time to get back on track with life. We will miss him dearly.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

kari-tek donation

A big thank you to the fine people from Kari-tek
For the donation of a kayak trolley.

This will be a great help getting my kayak from the shore up to camp when fully loaded.

Kari-tek is run by Ann and Geoff who spent a while with me back when I was starting to kit myself out. Giving me loads of advice as to which kayak would suit me. They have a wide selection of kayaks for hire at very good rates.

I would advise anyone looking for good honest solid advice to go talk to Ann and Geoff.

Thanks guys

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Monday, 21 February 2011

Ayr harbour 2008

This is the sunken fishing boat just out of Ayr harbour. I had finished work and rushed home to catch the last few hours of daylight. And what a night it turned out. I was rewarded with this beautiful sunset.

I paddled out to the marker buoy and lay back and drifted as the sun set.

Friday, 18 February 2011

sponsorship request

Kayaking around Scotland 2012

Alan Wilson

Mobile : 07928632173

I am requesting your support of my trip around Scotland starting in March 2012 which will last around 3 months. This is in aid of charity to raise funds for 3 good causes

The Erbs Palsy Group http://www.erbspalsygroup.co.uk/

The Brachial Plexus Injury Service http://www.brachialplexus.scot.nhs.uk/

The Children’s Hand Surgery Unit Leeds http://www.plastic-surg.co.uk/

I plan to kayak from the Solway Firth around the coast of Scotland taking in as many islands as I can and the Outer Hebrides finishing in Eyemouth 3 months later. This is a major undertaking which I will not be able to achieve without your support. If you can find anyway no mater how small in supporting my trip I would be forever grateful.

Ways you can support the trip.

You could make donate money

You could donate equipment

You could donate food

You could donate time

The reason that I am doing this trip is to say thank you to all the great people that have helped our son who was born with an Erbs Palsy injury to his left arm.

All the money raised from this trip will be divided equally between the three charities.


Erbs Palsy is a condition caused by an injury to the nerves from your neck (Brachial Plexus) to your arms. When these nerves are injured they can cause paralysis to the effected limb. When my son Cameron was born he was born with this condition which meant his left arm was paralysed. We were devastated and did not know what to do. We were put in touch with the Erbs Palsy Group this is a family support group helping families affected by this condition. The group were fantastic giving us so much advice and information on our son’s injury. They also put us in touch with Professor Simon Kay a plastic surgeon who specialises in this area of surgery. Professor Kay has preformed several operations on our son’s arm which has included nerve transfers from Cameron’s legs to his neck and muscle release of his shoulder. These operations have increased Cameron’s function of his arm.

To say thank you to all the great people that have helped us through this very difficult time I wanted to do something for them. This is why I am doing this trip on their behalf.