Abingdon Watersports Day

This weekend was the second annual Abingdon Watersports Day. Along with a large number of other KCC members I spent most of Saturday helping the residents of Abingdon have a go at kayaking. More about this can be found on the Kingfisher Canoe Club website: HERE

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Levelling Up

It rained towards the end of last week, but annoyingly stopped before the weekend. Still, I thought, all that rain on Friday should leave some rivers full enough to paddle on Saturday. But where to go? Devon was the obvious answer, the Upper Dart would still be lapping around the bottom of the ledge. But […]

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Looking down on Sunningwell

I’ve just been skiing on the hill behind our village. Didn’t manage to pick up as much speed as I’d hoped and I can see why ski lifts were invented; walking uphill in ski boots is no fun… (Read More)

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Playing on triple falls

I’ve spent the past two weekends on Dartmoor reacquainting myself with some of the best rivers in the country. It’s been a long summer with none of the unseasonable rain that allowed as much fun as we had the previous year, but now the paddling season seems to of properly started… (Read More)

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DSC_2849_1173_edited-1 I’m back on the Internet at last. I moved out of the city and into the countryside nine days ago. Well actually I’ve only gone about four miles down the road, but it’s outside the Oxford ring road and there are no streetlights here so its definitely rural in my book.

Above is a picture of the Radcliffe Camera in the centre of Oxford. A place that there isn’t a bus going to every ten minutes from just outside my front door anymore. I can hear cows in the nearby fields from my garden though.

And so far no sirens, helicopters or car alarms have woken me up at night. I’m liking it.

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HPP Again

Louise, Neil, Nick and I made a trip to Holme Peirrepont today. I think I’ve been to HPP more times this year than I’ve been in the entirety of my life so far. It’s recent rebuild seems to of made it a lot more fun than I remember it being before. Of course, as the […]

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A Wooly Weekend

We went to Woolacombe, on the north coast of Devon, for a belated celebration of Dave H’s birthday. His actual birthday, which was several months ago, was spent somewhere over the Atlantic on the return from our California trip and it’s taken until now to get around to celebrating it. I learnt several things this […]

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Holme Pierrepont

After spending most of the week with my eyes glued to the weather forecast I eventually gave up and admitted that there wasn’t going to be enough rain to make the rivers in North Wales worth a visit. So on Friday evening Vicky and I hatched a plan to try out the redeveloped National Water […]

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Yesterday we paddled the Thames from Oxford to Abingdon. and learnt a few things about locks, here. We Started at the Riverside Centre, Oxford and finishing at the Kingfisher Canoe Club hut in Abingdon. Louise, Roger, Daryl, Frances, Alistair, Neil, Kevin and Myself made the trip which took about two hours. Despite paddling on the […]

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