Yesterday I went along to St. James’s Palace to receive my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. Luckily for me, Prince Philip himself was there to have a chat. The award itself couldn’t have been more ideal; the expedition was amazing … Continue reading →
Greece was the destination last week, as the fam reunited for our latest Crathorne kiting trip. At the Southern tip of Rhodes, there is the spit of beach that makes up Prasonisi, it has the perfect combo of flat water … Continue reading →
It was time for the annual children and mothers trip up to Scotland, what had started as a sailing trip all those years ago, it is now quite a windsurfing-filled week. Four of my favourite families were on Loch Ken … Continue reading →
A week before round four of the KTA, I found myself on Pingtan Island – the location of the contest – alone. Seeing as I was in China already I thought why not suss out the comp zone and go … Continue reading →
Last winter, the Crathorne Clan did a coast-to-coast trip across South America.
100 years ago my great grandfather arrived by steamer in Argentina and made the epic journey travelling by train, foot and horse and cart over the Andes to Chile. My family was trying to follow in his footsteps, kitesurfing anywhere we could along the way.
4560 km driven. 4753 m climbed. More nights under canvas than in beds. More days kiting than not.
Atlantic to Pacific??? Check!!
Thank you Cabrinha, NP Surf and Muther of All Things – you’re pretty cool!!!
When presented with the gap between Round three and Round four of the KTA, it seemed long enough to think about ‘doing something else’, initially I thought this would mean having a bit of a rest. I couldn’t have been … Continue reading →
It has been quite a small gap between Thailand and here so day one of the comp came super fast. At the mo, the wind in Boracay is a bit different from when I was there at the beginning of … Continue reading →
My trip has taken me a full circle and I’m back in Boracay. It’s seems like a different island at the end of the season, with far less kiters, wind from the opposite direction and some crazy tides. The wind, … Continue reading →