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Name that book

We need your help – what should we call our next sea kayak guidebook? Our longest title is South West Sea Kayaking, Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary. That’s a maximum number of twenty-three characters in the title and around thirty-five in the subtitle. Could you come up with the title for our next volume in the series to be announced? A copy of the book to whoever pens the title!

Sea kayaking on the Scottish coast, Arisaig, by Douglas Wilcox

What’s the book? You’ll be excited to hear that it’s a guidebook to the stomping grounds of Douglas Wilcox, who’s exemplary photography you will no-doubt be familiar with. From Ardnamurchan point to the Solway Firth, Douglas’ book will cover in detail what was touched upon in Scottish Sea Kayaking, Fifty Great Sea Kayak Journeys. That book contained treasures from all around the Scottish coastline, but now we are able to divulge the bountiful sea kayaking waters of the entire Scottish coastline beginning with three forthcoming volumes, Northwest Highlands, Outer Hebrides and Douglas’ book.

Can you encapsulate Douglas’ book with a fitting title?

16 Responses to “Name that book”

  1. 1 Owen Merrick May 1st, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Sea Kayaking: The Summerlaird coast.

  2. 2 Douglas Wilcox May 1st, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Greetings everyone, just in case you think there is a glitch in my geography, the above photo has been chosen simply because it is a nice view! As the sharp eyed will realise, it is the lovely Isle of Eigg which is well north of Ardnamurchan and so outwith the scope of the book!

    Douglas :o )

  3. 3 Cailean May 1st, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    A cracking shot of my ‘patch’ ;-)

    A title which covers your ‘patch’ - well that’s a challenge!

    West Highlands, Clyde & Solway

    Inner Hebrides, Clyde & Solway

    Argyll, Clyde & Solway Sea Kayaking


  4. 4 Fiona May 1st, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    South West Scotland Sea Kayaking - Ardnamurchan to the Solway

  5. 5 Fiona May 1st, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Sea Kayaking Argyll and the South West - from Ardnamurchan to the Solway

  6. 6 fred May 4th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Paddling the sticky oot bits- Mull it over Ard.

  7. 7 admin May 5th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    From the UKseakayakguidebook thread:

    Jon Wood
    Views from the Wilcox Weather Window

    Sea Kayak Dalraidia, Scotland’s ancient southwest kingdom

    Sea kayak Argyll and southwest Scotland

    Scotland West Coast Sea Kayaking (South) - Ardnamurchan Point to Solway Firth

    Sea Kayak Scotland, from the wicker man to the sea hounds via the hag and the grey dog

    ian johnston
    South West Scotland - Fifty Great Sea Kayak Luncheons

    Inside Passage South - Carlisle to Kilchoan

  8. 8 admin May 6th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    More from UKseakayakguidebook

    South West Scotland- Dougie’s Delights!

    West Coast Sea Kayaking I, II and III

    Hmmm … dividing the Scottish coast up into a sub-series of four books would be a real possibility … but wouldn’t fit in so well with our coverage of the rest of the UK coastline (the naming for England is already getting difficult!)

  9. 9 TechnoEngineer May 6th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Sea Kayak SW Scotland, Solway Firth to the Inner Hebrides. 21, 34 characters

    Scotland Sea Kayaking, Solway Firth to the Inner Hebrides. 21, 34 characters

    Scottish Sea Kayaking, Solway Firth to the Inner Hebrides. 21, 34 characters

  10. 10 Douglas Wilcox May 6th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Gosh some cracking suggestions!

    This part of Scotland was the first to be called Scotland, after it was colonised by the Scotti from Ireland. It was also the route through which Scotland was converted to Christianity by a series of saints: St Ninian, St Columba, St Marnock, St Cormac, St Molaise, St Kenneth etc. (All with their islands!)

    I wondered about:

    Isles and Firths of the Saints - exploring SW Scotland by sea kayak


  11. 11 admin May 8th, 2009 at 10:09 am

    More suggestions from UKSKGB:

    ian johnston
    South west Scotland - Dalriada
    North West Scotland - a’ Ghaidhealtachd
    The Hebrides - Eilean nan Siar

    janet brown
    Scottish Skies

    Sea Kayak SW Scotland, Solway Firth to the Inner Hebrides.
    Scotland Sea Kayaking, Solway Firth to the Inner Hebrides.
    Scottish Sea Kayaking, Solway Firth to the Inner Hebrides.

    Sea Kayak Glasgow: Gorbals to Possilpark

    Sea Kayak Scotland, Exploring the Thulian Coast

  12. 12 islanders66 Jun 5th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    My intuition says to include Douglas’s name with the title or on the cover.

    Kayak SW Scotland with Douglas Wilcox

    John C

  13. 13 admin Jul 28th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Well done to Fiona for the winning entry. Thanks to everybody who contributed. There was plenty to consider to hunt down a pithy title and we’ve settled upon:

    Argyll & the South West, Ardnamurchan to the Solway Firth by Sea Kayak
    by Douglas Wilcox (ISBN 978-1-906095-19-2)

    Send us your details so that we can deliver a copy to you when it’s ready Fiona. I’m afraid that’s still some way off, but you can be sure of being among the first to receive a copy. Keep an eye out on and here for news of our future sea kayak guidebooks.

    Regards, Peter

  14. 14 Douglas Wilcox Jul 28th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Hello Fiona congratulations!! :o )

    Thank you to everyone for all the great suggestions.

    For those of you who know Scottish boundaries, I know that Ardnamurchan is not in Argyll, neither is Loch Sunart, Loch Teacuis, the Sound of Mull and the Lands of Morvern and Appin nor Loch Linnhe and the Corran Narrows and Loch Leven and the Ballachulish narrows. But, rest assured, they are all in the book!

    Douglas :o )

  15. 15 Steffen Juul Oct 5th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    South West Corner Sea Kayaking

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