Women Making Waves
The combination of nature and immersing one's self in a wilderness journey creates the perfect headspace to work out the next steps to take in life. This expedition will take you away from the everyday hustle and bustle, stepping away from home and work pressures, so that you have space and time you need, to break through barriers and craft a path forward with clarity, in order to achieve the life you desire.
The warm clear waters of the Mediterranean and deserted sandy coves, make Menorca the perfect destination to get away and explore by kayak. The forward motion of expedition life and the time spent in nature is an enriching experience.
Life coaching helps individuals to think differently about a situation - encouraging you to find your own solution to a problem. It ranges from a conversational approach of listening and asking the right questions, through to set coaching designed to order your thinking and find a different perspective.
It can be really useful for situations like a big life change, such as moving jobs, or leaving a relationship, but also for working towards goals such as building healthy eating and exercise habits. It can also be really useful if you feel a bit directionless, or stuck in life and don’t really know what is the problem!
What is Coaching?
Our expedition teams find remote coves and hidden beaches to set up camp. All our camping is wild! Biving under a tarp or sleeping under the stars. Our facilities are nature, and you'll soon get used to that wild salty feeling of washing in the sea. Each day you'll watch the sunset and feel the warmth on your skin as it wakes you up in the morning.
We carry all the gear we need in our kayaks to be self-sufficient. This allows us to camp where ever we choose, giving us maximum flexibility to explore every corner of the island. Cooking our dinners on camp stoves, you'll be surprised what delicious meals can be prepared even in the wilderness.
You will learn plenty of camp craft and experience every part of expedition life.
This trip is for novice kayakers. It is a great opportunity to learn kayaking skills whilst undergoing an amazing journey. Lead by our extremely experienced and knowledgeable female guide, there will be plenty of kayak coaching opportunities throughout the expedition.
Our daily routine will allow for plenty of exploration whether out on the coastline or when we land in camp, whilst also creating time to work with our life coach so that you come away for this expedition with an action plan.
Kayaking in Menorca can provide tranquil and calm moments, but the beauty of exploring Menorca in Autumn is you'll also get a taste of some challenging conditions too. Challenging yourself and building confidence in your capabilities. We will explore incredible caves, paddle beneath huge sea arches, land on deserted beaches and enjoy impressive headlands. The coastline of Menorca has a wealth of stunning geology, and with every corner changes in character.
Why WOmen Making Waves?
"Kayaking expeditions have always played a huge part in helping me to clear my head, and focus on making important life decisions. I have to say that on returning from every expedition, I’ve made huge leaps towards getting myself to where I am today. Running my dream business, and becoming a stronger expedition leader than I ever believed I could be! The rhythm of paddling and simplicity of expedition life has helped me to process career confusion, heal broken hearts, realise dreams and build some of the strongest and deepest friendships I’ve ever had.
I decided that I wanted to give others the opportunity to use expedition paddling in the same way as I have. So I’ve teamed up with Cat Trebilco an incredible life coach, to put together an expedition focused on providing the moments, and perfect environment needed to help you, put your life jigsaw into place."
Founder, Erin Bastian
Erin Bastian - A UKCC Level 3 Sea Kayak Coach, 5* Leader, and founder of Evoke Adventure, will be guiding this expedition.
Erin has paddled worldwide, her passion for long-distance journeys has taken her to the remote West coast of Patagonia. Across the Agean sea, linking rugged islands scattered between Greece and Turkey, crossing large expanses of open water. As well as numerous expeditions leading teams in her favorite place arctic Norway. She has circumnavigated Menorca five times.
Cold icy destinations really capture her imagination!
Cat Trabilco - NLP Master Practitioner, Summer & Winter Mountain Leader, CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Development will be our experienced Life Coach for this expedition.
Cat runs her own coaching business (Reach the Peak ), combining coaching with being an expedition leader and mountain guide, taking people out into nature to help work through
a problem or issue. After several sea kayaking expeditions, she realised that kayaking would also be a perfect setting for coaching conversations.