I spent yesterday being filmed for a BBC News report about the booming popularity of Scottish sea kayaking. My book The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail prompted the report. Most of the filming will feature a group with Stuart Wagstaff from Sea Kayak Oban. I'll be a quick clip.
Today it may run on BBC Online and various TV outlets including Reporting Scotland. I won't know until tonght. I have to be back in Oban for a live radio interview (08:10-08:30) on Good Morning Scotland. It will be on listen again. Then I'm in Glasgow until late.
I still find it really strange being the one answering the questions, rather than asking them.
The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail has been getting quite a lot of media attention. There was the lovely package on Radio Scotland's Out Of Doors programme - which you can still hear. So why now? Because it's August, universally regarded by journalists as the 'silly season'. So the perfect time to pitch this sort of story to a newsdesk.
I shot some footage for the BBC using my GoPro Hero HD Cam clamped to the bow of my P&H Cetus - you can see a rough edit below. Perhaps one shot may appear in the final report?