Hi Nigel! I loved the class and enjoyed meeting you and Kristin! Hope to see you on the water again, & keep me posted about upcoming classes, trips, and/or Nigel design boat demo opportunities! E.J.
Hi Nigel: big thanks to you and Kristin for a warm welcome and wonderful Forward Strokes class. You are an excellent teacher and made learning fun. Best of all, you are both very kind and lovely to spend time with. Please add me to your email lists. I would like to take more classes with you two, and perhaps go on a kayak tour with you and Kristin if there is an opportunity to do that. M.C.
I have just read your “Encounters from a kayak”. I have many adventure books but certainly in kayaking terms this is by far the best book. Not least is your approach of humility rather than the normal “Hey look at me!” type. C.M.
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