So far we've had a couple of 6-week courses in Newtowards swimming pool learning the basics of paddling and all have really enjoyed it. We're hoping to run further courses in the future - one course for beginners and another for improvers, depending upon numbers.
We've also enjoyed a day out at the lagoon in Millisle, organised in conjunction with Ganaway Activity Centre, which provided experience paddling in different types of boats.
Since then we've organised some trips by ourselves, including on the River Lagan, round Ballymacormick Point and on Strangford Lough from Killyleagh down to Gibbs Island.
The lagoon at Millisle also provides a gentle introduction to kayaking on moving water, as the video shows.