Journeying We organise journeys and expeditions in the UK and Sweden for people of varying ages and abilities. Whether its a journey or an expedition, we make every effort to keep that sense of adventure and discovery. Exactly what makes an expedition is difficult to say and, historically, it has been the first crossing of a lake or descent of a river, but those are now very rare and hard to find. More realistically, it can simply be a journey into the unknown and dealing with what you discover personally. Whatever it may be, it needs to be exciting, and that means different things to different people. If you are interested in an expedition, please enquire. Paul and Jim can offer a varied and interesting range of journeys from a 1 day adventure to multi-day journeys or expeditions.
Expeditions From 2010 to 2018, as Jinaka Canoe Guides, we lead more than 600 'Year 11' students on 6 to 10 day journeys, exploring part of a semi-wilderness lake system in Sweden. Each student paddled about 40 miles. The area is perfect for learning and practicing bushcraft skills, and understanding and appreciating the need to care for the environment by having minimal impact. However, as of 20th February 2022, choosing not to renew our AALA license, we no longer work with under 18's unless they are accompanied by a parent.
Lake Journeys in Sweden/Norway, English Lake District Weekends, River Descents on the Severn and Wye.
If you join one of our trips, you will find out the answers to many of the questions listed below and, as always, Comfort is at the top of our list.
|Route Planning||Priorities- How far do you want to travel? Is distance more important than what you see?|
|Logistics||Getting to your start and end points. How many people/canoes?|
|Equipment||Hire or take? What's personal and what can you share safely?|
|Paddling Skills||Level of ability? Can you assist people with little ability safely, or teach them? Are you tolerant of those with different skills?|
|Navigation||Are maps/route cards published? Does someone have local knowledge, and can you trust them?|
|Food||Where will you buy it? How much? Will everyone enjoy eating it? Will you support the local economy?|
|Rescue||Do you have a contingency plan and emergency contact information?|
|First Aid||What sort of first aid skills do you think you might need? Is your first aid kit appropriate, too big or small?|
|Camp Craft||What will you do if you have lost your pegs? Do you need to take a tent?|
|Cooking||Try your hand at making 3 course meals with both vegetarian and carnivore options on a wood fire.|
|Hygiene||See how easy it is to avoid the consequences of bad hygiene.|
|Boat packing||How to pack your equipment and food in your canoe safely?|
|Improvised sailing||Why paddle when you can put your feet up and sail?|
|Judging the Weather||Stay or go? Patience and making the best use of the weather.|
|Making Fire||Discover ways to create fire.|
|Food for Free||See what you can find to eat.|
If you'd enjoy finding out the answers to some of these questions, enquire with us for a journey.
To make an enquiry or to book, please send us a
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