It’s a bit late seeing as the August edition comes out soon, but, the July issue of Canoe Kayak magazine has an article written by “semi-retired gentleman” Dave Surman about our Easter tour of Europe (here and here). Illustrated by photos from yours truly, go buy a copy before it’s to late. AdvertisementsRead more "Canoe Kayak – July 2011"
What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than pottering along the river until a reaching a rather nice riverside pub? No a lot really, unfortunately I wasn’t able to partake in said activity. A lingering throat infection and doctors order kept me out of my boat and on the bank. On the plus side I […]Read more "(not) Paddling to a Pub"
This last weekend I attended an Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue course up in North Wales. Booked through by Tom Parker and coached by Chris Eastabrook. It’s a while since I’ve done one of these and the BCU have expanded the old one from one to two separate courses since then. The advanced course is billed […]Read more "Safety First"
I spent last weekend up in North Wales with KCC on what I fear might become known as “Simon’s Annual Tryweryn Trip”. Well at least it’ll fit well with “Tony’s Dart Weekend” and “Guy’s Annual Usk Trip“. Anyway with twenty of us we managed to put in a good effort with groups paddling both the Upper and […]Read more "Fun and games in Wales"
This weekend I ventured down to Dartmoor for the annual Pyranha Fest with a few friends from KCC. Saturday saw the Dart hovering around the edge of the ledge and clear blue skies that made the dry suit seem unnecessary, well almost. Taking a punt on the Erme running we headed to Ivybridge and to […]Read more "Misty Morning"
Last weekend was spent down on Dartmoor with Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club were we paddled the rivers Dart, Tavy and Walkham. Despite fears of uber-high water levels everything turned out to be just about the right level for everyone. Everyone came back with there own stories from the weekend some surreal, some scary, but all fun. More […]Read more "Down with the kids"
Me, about to be pummelled. The photo above was taken last week on the River Orchy by Guy Davies. It’s me on ‘Eas a’Chataidh’ just before I back-looped on to the rocks and bashed my head and got pummelled leaving me with a ringing headache. Fortunately no permanent damage seems to of been done to me though […]Read more "North of the border"