Rivers change with the seasons. Floods, falling trees or rocks and other detritus can change the river in many ways. From a tree temporarily blocking a rapid until it washed away to a complete remodeling of the river such as that inflicted on the River Sanna in Austria in the floods of 2005. This is why no matter how […]Read more "Changes"
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"
We were heading down to the South West Sea Kayak Meet at Corfe Castle. Vicky, Seth, Dave, Paul and I fitted comfortably into Seth’s van with borrowed sea boats on the roof. After a pretty hectic week at work the promised weekend of sun and sea down in Dorset was getting off to a pretty […]Read more "Five go to Dorset"
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"
Last Sunday I made my first visit to Cardiff International White Water course along with Vicky, Liz and Guy. Despite being open for nearly a year I hadn’t yet made a visit to the course and, to be honest I heard a few less that positive comments made about it. It was great. That is […]Read more "Cardiff"
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"