- Use an ordinance survey map instead of a sea chart. This is because we kayak close to shore, so we use a lot of land based references to navigate by.
- Do not be afraid to add information to your map. Adding more information, such as reefs, rocks only visible at low tide and tide times, makes a land map even more useful for kayaking.
- Laminate the map to make it water proof. This will stop it from getting ruined by the sea and rain when on the deck of the kayak.
- Highlight land marks such as light houses and mountains. This will make them easier to spot when out on the water.
Here are some of measurement in my trip, these figures come from a website called digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk :
- The Paps of Jura are 5.52 KM from the sea.
- The route we are taking will be about 16 KM.
- The distance across the Sound of Jura at the shortest point is 1.08 KM