Kingfisher Canoe Club and Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club need a new base of operations as we have to leave our current site in April. We have found a new site and gained planning permission. However we are short of money for the building works. We have applied to the Aviva Community Fund for a grant, but need votes […]Read more "Help Secure a Future for Paddlesports in Abingdon"
Having had to abort my last two attempts to go paddling in Scotland I finally made it north of the border for this years annual Kingfisher Canoe Club trip last week. Epic water levels were encountered at the beginning of the week and we took advantage of these to run a few rivers I hadn’t paddled […]Read more "Third Time lucky"
Tony has been organising a Dart Trip for Kingfisher Canoe Club for around 25 years now. it’s about time it happened on a weekend when there was actually some water in the river !Read more "25 Years in the Making"
Funny how life gets so busy you forget things. Anyway I while ago (all the way back in May!) a bunch of us from Kingfisher Canoe Club went out to Val Sesia for a week of loafing and paddling. Some of us hadn’t paddled for a while. Can you guess which ones from the photos?Read more "Spot the School Boy Error(s)…"
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 […]Read more "Chasing Waterfalls"
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 […]Read more "Top to Bottom"
I’ve been a bit quiet on the paddling front this year. The reason for this can be seen in the the photos below taken at the Hurley Classic back in November. Now I’m almost a year into this new adventure life seems to be getting into more of a routine and a bit more paddling […]Read more "Hurley Classic"
…I used to do something called white water kayaking. This year however has been so busy I’ve had scant chance to venture beyond the River Thames with my boat. However I did manage to get away for the weekend and dash up to Fort William for the 2013 Wet West Paddlefest along with a few […]Read more "Along time ago…"
Below is Dave running the second drop of Triple Falls on the Etive. This was two weeks ago on the annual Kingfisher Canoe Club trip to the West Highlands. The evening before I drove up to Scotland I watched the latest James Bond film Skyfall which, and spoilers follow, features Glen Etive for the majority […]Read more "Nobody Does It Better."