Its nearly July and Hurley’s on four gates… am I dreaming? Apparently not, whilst the torrential downpours have been causing havoc in the northern parts of the country its made thames valley paddling a welcome summer reality. But four gates; somehow despite it being the most friendly and fun four gates I’ve seen for a long while, […]Read more "Hurley – Wednesday 27th June 2007"
Monday nights are Pathfinder nights, despite the forming gale… With what appear to be record levels of water around for June the Ock had a significant amount of water in it. So we arranged a quick shuttle and performed another amazing decent of Abingdons second river. Sixteen of us tackled the challange of three weirs […]Read more "Pathfinders – Monday 26th June 2007"
Despite the rain (and there has been alot of it) Hurley refuses to go to two gates and we fancied a change to Abingdon so this morning Dave H, Vicki and I headed to Hambledon where we bumped in to Matt. I’ve never really paddled here before and it was… interesting. Beatings were handed out, but […]Read more "Hambledon – Sunday 24th June 2007"
Despite the changable weather we’ve been having laterly the sun came out for the Wednesday night paddle. One gate with plenty of water was open and fun was had. Seth found a “different” alternative to his Werners and Andy snapped the end off his AT’s. Photos here: http://picasaweb.google.com/simon.knox/Abingdon20thJune2007Read more "Abingdon – Wednesday 20th June 2007"
It’s that time of year again, the annual KCC Blastathon. Held at the international Blastadrome (Abingdon Weir) club members and their friends get together to strut their freestyle skills! Once we’ve made fools of ourselves its back to the club hut for a BBQ. The rain held off for the event and the BBQ despite the […]Read more "Blastathon – Saturday 16th June"
Saturday is the Blastathon so despite the terrible hang-over practice was required… for about 10 minutes then I went home feeling sorry for myself.Read more "Abingdon Weir – Wednesday 13th June"
2 star course again mixed witha little weir play – balstathon traingRead more "Pathfinders – Monday 11th June"
Last night I spent a good couple of hours down at Abingdon weir. Wednesday is the weekly KCC paddling night and there were a good few of us there preparing for the upcoming Blastathon! The weir only had one usable gate open and two and a half of the bad boy radials. Apparently the locku says […]Read more "Abingdon – Wednesday 6th June 2007"
Helped out with Pathfinders last night. Whilst the Dave’s and Lee took a trip to Abingdon weir (apparently on one gate) I gave Vicki a hand with the three lads doing the 2 Star training. A quick paddle up the Ock to practice strokes then eskimo and deep water rescues.Read more "Pathfinders – Monday 5th June 2007"