The Loguivy Water Sports Centre nestles in a cranny on the coastal pathway. In this sheltered spot, Florian and his brightly-coloured kayaks turn their prows towards the sea. Florian will help us to choose the right paddle, one that’s just the right length when our arms are at full stretch, and then he brings out the canoes. With our sprayskirts pulled up and our life-jackets fastened, we make a comical sort of fashion parade as we head down the beach. Florian, our genial instructor, gives us advice on how to get into our kayaks and paddle without busting a gut. Our foot rests are adjusted, our biceps are flexing ready for the off, and an awesome playground opens up before us in the waves, stretching all the way across to the Bréhat archipelago.