Thank you very much, thank you very, very much
Thank you very much, thank you very, very much!
We have had a very busy summer this year, but if it was just the two of us running things, then it simply wouldn't have happened! Business success depends mainly on the workers - they make or break your reputation & success, and we have been so lucky to have A* help!
Carol, running Cafe Kayak has excelled herself this year - she has worked every single day - not only baking scones, and keeping everyone entertained, but running our office when we're out on the water, in between catering for most questions/requirements! She has mopped up tears, listened to all manner of woes,and provided all manner of requests from dog towels to plasters. All of this she has done with a smile, her own irrepressible sense of humour and goodwill. She even managed to cook dinner for 14 last week in the Boatshed in between trips! She also makes a careful note of anything that she is asked for that we don't already have or do - like a map showing people our favourite beaches, and how to get to them!
Yet again this year we simply would not have managed without the dedicated, loyal and willing help on the water.
Steve, our new boatman, got thrown in the deep end (not literally..), going almost straight from qualifying to dealing with full trips, and did a fabulous job. He has developed his own style of guiding, and judging by what our customers, he's done a fab job.
Will by name, and willing by nature, returned this summer and has worked so hard - often doing several trips a day, and coaching the rowers at the club across the road - he really didn't know if he was coming or going! He is off to Edinburgh to study, and we have our fingers crossed that he will have time next summer to join us again.
Bronte, our 'super kayaker' has helped us in between training camps and races - it's always lovely to see her, and we hope her studies & training go from strength to strength.
Grateful thanks to Tom - a Golantian born & bred, who gives up some of his precious holiday time to help out, and not to forget out newest accidental recruit....
David who, spending time in the village, quietly minding his own business and paddling away, found himself roped into helping.
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you - you make our job easy, so much fun, and are the best team we could wish for!