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"
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 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."
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.Read more "The North Alps"
The worlds gone mad I say. Paddling the East Lyn just a few days after the summer solstice? Fantastic. More.Read more "Midsummer Madness"
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…Read more "Bachelard"