Chasing Waterfalls

Despite the biblical amount of rain the UK has received recently we managed to find ourselves in South Wales looking at rather low rivers on the weekend after New Year. Disappointing to be sure, however our cheer was restored when we found the Afon Mellte to be at a runnable level. So we took our […]

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Top to Bottom

The weekend before Christmas a bunch of friends decided to paddle the River Dart from top to bottom. Starting where the East and West Darts join to form the main river Dart at Dartmeet all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Taking in the more difficult white water sections early in the morning before […]

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The North Alps

At the end of July/beginning of August I spent two weeks lazing around Switzerland and Austria. For the first of these weeks a small group of us spent our time paddling around the Upper Rhine Valley and the the Swiss sections of the Inn around Engadine. This is an area that, although I’ve made brief sorties across the border from Austria to the Inn in the past, I have had little experience of previously.

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Bachelard

I recently returned from a two week trip to the Alps, one in Val Sesia and one in the French Alps. In an attempt to paddle as many sections of river that I’d never paddled before we found ourselves on the Bachelard…

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Chasing the Water, part 1

You know this royal wedding? Well it means that there are two four-day weekends in a row, which means for the cost of three days annual leave we can have an eleven day holiday. Anyone want to go paddling? How could we not? So after a little guidebook research I came up with a suggestion: […]

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50mm

I went to the Tryweryn this weekend. Easy going paddling was the order of the day, just cruising and practising catching those micro-eddies, plus a little play-boating in a creek boat. These pictures were all taken with a Nikon 50mm F1.8D AF Nikkor Lens, dirt cheap but takes darn good images. I haven’t used it for a while and had forgotten how good it […]

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