13 – 20th May 2023, Ardrossan – Oban, £795
This week we will be setting sail on a voyage to explore the secrets of the sea, how our lives are intimately connected with the health of the ocean and the wildlife there.
We are very excited to welcome Emma Nicol as our trip leader this week. Science communicator, artist, and ocean advocate, Emma will be sharing more about the many roles blue spaces play in our lives, from improving our mental health to providing the life-giving air we breathe, and how we can all play a part in communicating their importance.
During the week, we will be opening up conversations around nature connection and how this translates to stewardship and conservation of our blue spaces and the wildlife that calls it home. We will be running open-minded and inclusive sessions on how we can interact with nature in a way that is beneficial for our wellbeing, and how we can live in a way that embodies the protection of the environments we care about.
We invite you to bring your own experience and natural curiosity to the crew and we’re sure you’ll come back with new friends and insights!
Our route from the Clyde up to Oban will take us past the Isle of Arran, home to the Lamlash Bay marine protected area where we will visit this groundbreaking community run project. We’ll be on the lookout for the incredible marine life that inhabits this amazing part of the world. The coastlines and islands we hope to visit are home to amazing underwater ecosystems, seals, cetaceans and a myriad of seabirds including puffins! We’ll have snorkels, masks and binoculars on board for whenever the opportunities arise to deepen our experience of these magical places.
The trip fee covers the cost of the boat, crew, all equipment and training you’ll need onboard, as well as your food and a cosy bunk onboard. Not included is your travel to and from the start/end points of the voyage and any expenses ashore, although these tend to be very limited out in the wilds!