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The fjords of Norway

Nærøyfjord by Scott Rawstorne Norway’s fjords are without question one of the earth’s most majestic geographical features. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) have named the West Norwegian Fjords of Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord in a combined World Heritage Site because they “are considered as archetypical fjord landscapes and among the most scenically outstanding […]

Scotland’s Great Glen

Scottish rural scenery by Scott Rawstorne I am not particularly into genealogy and the ‘Who do you think you are?’ television series hasn’t done a program about me just yet so I am totally in the dark when it comes to my forebears. However the fact that I am a ‘ranga (redhead) called Scott points to there being […]

Globy does Melbourne

Yarra River, Yarra Bend The time has come to open the door on Victoria in the way that only Global Paddler can. Where better to start than its cosmopolitan capital Melbourne? The Visit Victoria website says that “Melbourne is a city of endless possibilities” and dares you to “take a chance and see where it leads you” so that is exactly what I have done. I have […]

Book Launch – The Paddler’s Guide to NSW

Book Launch - The Paddler's Guide to New South Wales The Paddler’s Guide to New South Wales by Scott Rawstorne will be officially launched at Jack Julius Park in Kingscliff on Sunday the 10th of February at 9am. The book contains detailed descriptions, photos and maps for 101 of the best paddling destinations in New South Wales, and also explains the equipment and preparation required for every […]

Kayaking in Stockholm

Stockholm Photo 3 by Martin Chambers Imagine an archipelago of over 800 islands spread along 150km of coastline. There are rocky shorelines, sandy beaches and sheltered landings with paths leading to scenic forest campsites.  The islands vary from small and uninhabited, some that are farmed, to larger ones with small towns where you can re-supply. The distance between […]