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"
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"
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.Read more "Canoe Kayak – July 2011"
Another year has passed and that means it Blastathon time again! Once again Dave managed to arrange things so that there was enough water in the Thames to provide primo blasting levels at Abingdon Weir. With a record turn out this year the event ran like a well oiled machine. There were around forty competitors, many […]Read more "Blastathon"
Where new adventure lies just around the bend That evening Dave, Martyn and I did a little exploratory work, scouting out some other rivers for the next day. Unfortunately all the rivers we looked at were a little on the low side. Once again resorting to internet rumours and a little bit of blind faith […]Read more "Chasing the Water, part 2"
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: […]Read more "Chasing the Water, part 1"
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"