This weekend was the annual Pyranha Dartfest down on Dartmoor. Having not been in a boat for six weeks I was quite looking forward to some white water paddling. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. A lack of rain meant the rivers were to low to make paddling worthwhile. So instead I took my trusty steed and a […]Read more "Taking my bike for a walk"
Rivers change with the seasons. Floods, falling trees or rocks and other detritus can change the river in many ways. From a tree temporarily blocking a rapid until it washed away to a complete remodeling of the river such as that inflicted on the River Sanna in Austria in the floods of 2005. This is why no matter how […]Read more "Changes"
Paddled the Upper Dart today, awesome. Forgot to take my camera though so here’s a photo from the past…Read more "Dart"
Catching up again… Back at the end of October I headed north to Scotland for the annual KCC trip to Roy Bridge. As usual this proved to be another fun, relaxed trip. More Pics HERE.Read more "Due North"
Check out my new article on our rather fantastic trip to Quebec earlier this year in this months Canoe Kayak Magazine. Available in all good newsagents!Read more "Quebec in print"
It’s been a while since I updated this blog. Things have been rather frantic over the last couple of months. Getting back on track though… Last weekend I attended the annual Gene17 Adventure Padders Weekend which, as usual, was an absolute hoot. Great paddling, fantastic talks and the operability to catch up with friends I haven’t seen […]Read more "The many and varied ways to run Euthanasia"
As a teenager back in the late eighties I used to paddle with Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club. I remember learning how to paddle forward in a straight line, capsize drill, deep water rescue, self rescue, use support strokes and all the other skills a budding paddler needs to know.Read more "Abingdon Weir: A personal history"