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Festival of the Sea 2012
Wed 09 May 2012
The Festival of the Sea 2012, for Oban, Lorn and the Isles is an exciting programme of events celebrating all that we enjoy from the sea; providing us with food, employment and fun.
From the busy SAMS Open Day to the Virtual Landscape Theatre with it’s interactive science workshop, marine-themed art exhibitions, guided walks and talks, renowned authors and storytellers, historic castles near the sea, ships, boats, seafood and of course, Stramash - it’s all there for you to enjoy.
Stramash are teaming up with Northern Lighthouse Board, Oban RNLI, Seafood Temple and Oban Sailing Club to provide a great family day down at Dungallan. With free activity sessions, food tasting, sailing trips, lifeboat tours, face painting, stalls and more, there’s plenty going on at Dungallan on Saturday 19th May.
The ten day programme is packed with events, on the water, off the water, in the kitchen, in a castle… in all sorts of fascinating places. A fantastic opportunity to head out with friends and family to try new experiences. For further details of the full festival programme visit http://www.obanseafestival.org
During Festival Week Stramash have evening Adventure Activities available, some dedicated to adults, others offering a family experience. Each session will run from 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Have a fantastic time trying something new, seeing marine wildlife, enjoying spectacular scenery plus the possibility of witnessing our amazing sunsets! All protective and safety clothing are included in the price along with full, guided instruction. Adults: £35.00, Children: £20.00 (under 18 yrs), Family: £95.00 (2A/2C). Advance booking is essential. Call the Stramash Team on 01631 566080 to book and pay for your chosen activity.
Monday 21st May - Adult Coasteering
Tuesday 22nd May - Family Coasteering
Wednesday 23rd May - Adult Sea Kayaking
Thursday 24th May - Family Canoeing
Off the water on Friday 25th May we are hosting a special evening in Cuan Mor,Oban, 7.00pm. Our special guest for the evening will be Patrick Winterton, kayak adventurer, extreme sports commentator and adventure film maker. Patrick will inspire us all with his talk about the only kayak crossing from Scotland to the Faroe Islands and other ill advised journeys! Combining unforgettable footage and extraordinary anecdotes he enjoys kayaking to the max! You can find out more about Patrick and his adventures on his website: http://www.patrickwinterton.com/. Inspiring the next generation of kayakers and adventurers, Patrick has amazing experiences to share with us.
We will launch our exciting NEW! Stramash Junior Paddlesports Club for local children and young people. Come and hear about the new club and the support it will provide for young people to learn a new skill; encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle. Supported by our qualified instructional staff, children will be involved in all aspects of the club, allowing development of their social and decision making skills in addition to following a programme of activity to achieve accredited qualifications in paddlesports. Children, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to come along to the evening. Kayaks, canoes and safety equipment will be on display to fire their enthusiasm.
Tea, coffee and drink facilities will be available at the bar. The event is free to attend and there will be an opportunity to give donations which will be specifically for the new Junior Paddlesports Club. Registrations and notes of interest for the new club will be taken on the night.
Friday 25th May – Stramash Junior Paddlesport Club launch
Cuan Mor, George Street, Oban. 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Guest Speaker: Patrick Winterton, Kayak Adventurer
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