About Nigel Boney

I started writing for Northwest.com in 2010, with 37 articles published. I have strong links with the Pacific Northwest. UK based, I also wrote for Mobbly News Written by You - 73 articles mainly under showbiz & entertainment. Recently I published on MusicVita. I have a Diploma in freelance journalism and I'm currently writing on Blasting News US.


Hanford Reach: The Monument, The River, The Region

Columbia River near Hanford Reach

With summer activities now in reach, the opportunities to get out and explore are out there. One area well worth discovering is the Hanford Reach in the eastern half of Washington State. Hanford Reach abounds with sights and activities along … Continue reading

River Sports, Music and Movement: Tunes For The River

serene canoe

It’s been around since ancient times, and evolved through countless generations, but whatever your preference, music has a habit of making you feel good. It’s great company and it livens up the soul. Add some river sports with your music … Continue reading

SUP And The Totally Unexpected: Close Encounters With Creatures of the Deep

No matter how sharp your senses, life has a habit of throwing an unexpected surprise or two. Imagine gliding along on your paddleboard taking in the scenery, when with no warnings or fanfares, an orca surfaces next to you. Not … Continue reading

SUP and Yoga in the UK

The two may seem like an unlikely pairing, but river sports and yoga have gained a great deal of ground over the years, particularly among SUP (Stand-Up Paddle board) enthusiasts. These days, it’s not hard to find SUP yoga classes … Continue reading

Kayaking on Devon’s River Dart

Rising on the high moor among the mysterious tors of Dartmoor, Devon’s East and West Darts converge at Dartmeet before continuing a journey through wonderful scenery. Twenty miles later, the river exits the mainland at Dartmouth. In between, it serves … Continue reading

Paddle Boarding in Exmouth

Although it bubbles to the surface on Exmoor, just 5 miles from the Bristol Channel, the River Exe takes a southward journey through a sizeable swathe of Devon before it reaches its outflow at Exmouth. Situated on the east bank, … Continue reading

SUP on the River Thames

England’s second longest river has a history dating back to Neolithic times. The Thames flows through some of the driest parts of Britain’s mainland on a route taking it 236 miles from start to finish. Well known for its regattas … Continue reading

Whitewater Rafting on the River Orchy

Argyll’s peaceful Glen Orchy hides a less than peaceful secret. A gentle secret for most of the year until winter arrives. That’s when it changes to a wild and raging torrent. Known as the “best rafting river in the UK,” … Continue reading

Canoeing in the County of the White Rose: Yorkshire

Yorkshire may be well-known for its Dales, its Moors, its stunning scenery and its history, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll discover some great rivers, a vast network of canals and a coastline tailor-made for canoeing. It’s an … Continue reading

Kayaks on Ireland’s River Shannon

The Shannon is Ireland’s longest river – around 224 miles long – and forms a natural barrier between east and west. Its flow takes it through 11 counties and its intrinsic “Irishness” has enabled it to become an immensely popular … Continue reading

Canoeing on the River Wye Herefordshire

Herefordshire’s River Wye flows for around 135 miles and is the fifth longest in the UK. The Wye Valley is one of the county’s areas of outstanding natural beauty and a great place to unwind. To see part of this … Continue reading

Canoeing on the River Severn

The River Severn is famous for its bore – a tidal phenomenon which flows upstream against the current – and for being the longest river in Britain. Its journey takes it from mid Wales’ Cambrian Mountains, through Shropshire, Worcestershire and … Continue reading

Whitewater Tubing in Llangollen

Known for its International Music Festival, the Eisteddfod, Llangollen in northeast Wales has another jewel in its crown: white water tubing. The banks of the River Dee, right on its doorstep, is where you’ll find the Llangollen Outdoors White Water … Continue reading

Salmon and Trout Fishing on and Around the River Ullapool

Ullapool on the shores of Loch Broom is one of the main tourist spots in Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a popular haunt for hill walkers as the area close by is largely mountainous with some inspiring views. The … Continue reading

Sea Kayaking with Outdoor Adventures, Lopez Island and More

The third largest in the San Juan archipelago, Lopez Island is one great place for watersports. It has plenty of beaches and its warm summer temperatures and scenery brings plenty of tourists. It’s easy to get to by air or … Continue reading

Ocean Kayaking around Weymouth and Portland

The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics’ sailing competitions helped give Weymouth and Portland a massive boost in tourism. So it’ll come as no surprise that the area continues to attract watersports enthusiasts in huge numbers. Ocean kayaking – one of the … Continue reading

Canoes in the Lake District

Visited by more than 12 million tourists annually, the Lake District is England’s largest National Park. Designated since the early 50s, Scafell Pike, its highest peak and Westwater, its deepest lake, are just two reasons why visitors keep returning. And … Continue reading

SUP on the North Somerset Coast

Eighteen miles southwest of Bristol is Weston-super-Mare. This popular beach resort in North Somerset has been around since the 19th century and started life as a small village. Now, with an award-winning beach – one of the longest in the … Continue reading

Falmouth, Watersports on the Fal River In Cornwall, England

Think of Falmouth and some of the first things that come to mind are the Tall Ships Regatta and round-the-world-voyages. But these aren’t its only claims to fame. Falmouth Harbour is the deepest in western Europe, so it’s no surprise … Continue reading

Canoeing on the Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary

An early summer morning on the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary has to be one of the most tranquil times of the day. The gentle lapping of the water combines with the beauty of “The Bag” – a wide stretch of water near … Continue reading

Canoeing and Kayaking Around Plymouth Devon

Like many of its neighbours on England’s southwest coast, Plymouth has, inevitably, a strong maritime presence. Add palm trees, countless tourist attractions and warm summer temperatures into the mix, and you have a recipe to attract scores of visitors. Watersports … Continue reading

Watersports in the Land of Song

Wales: The land of song, with deep valleys, hills, mountains, and stunning scenery. Its coastline stretches for more than 1,600 miles (2575 km), so it’s little wonder that watersports play a huge part in Wales’ culture.

Journey north, and at … Continue reading

Kayaking in Northumberland

Scenic Northumberland in Northeast England offers so much variety for tourists. Friendly towns, bustling cities and quaint villages blend with stunning scenery. Its historic sites sit comfortably with an unspoiled North Sea coast of outstanding natural beauty. Castles dominate along … Continue reading

Blakewell: Premier Fly Fishing in North Devon

Call me biased, but the climate in my home county of Devon is ideal for venturing into the great outdoors. There is also the added bonus of glorious scenery. On a peaceful summer afternoon, there are fewer pastimes more relaxing … Continue reading

SUP and River Kayaking in Newquay, Cornwall

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has become one of the world’s fastest growing water sports. Not only does it offer a great work out in the open air, it also enables you to progress in the water at your own pace. … Continue reading

Poole and Bournemouth Water Sports Tuition on Dorset’s Coast

Poole, in Dorset, on England’s south coast, is a haven for water sports. Its bay and vast harbour have become popular for windsurfing, water skiing and kitesurfing. With possibly the largest sheltered, natural harbour in Europe, it’s easy to see … Continue reading

Kayaking, Canoeing and More in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Spectacular scenery and a wide variety of water sports are what makes Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park so popular. Being the largest stretch of freshwater in mainland Britain, it’s little wonder that kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts flock there. … Continue reading

River Sports in Friday Harbor Washington State

With around 170 islands to dive from, Washington State’s San Juan Islands offer a huge variety of idyllic locations. And the scenery doesn’t stop at the waterline. Island Dive and Watersports, based in Friday Harbor, provides possibly the ultimate. Since … Continue reading

Water Sports on the Tamar River

The Tamar River is one mighty stretch of water. It flows for 80 kms, partly forming the natural boundary between Devon and Cornwall in southwest England. With tidal creeks ideal for exploring by boat, the river is a mecca for … Continue reading

Gone Fishing, British Columbia

fishing pole hanging over a river with mountains in background

There’s no denying it. British Columbia yields some of the Pacific Northwest’s best areas to reel in that elusive catch. Whether saltwater or freshwater fishing, the region always comes up ahead. And while you wait for the fish to bite, … Continue reading