Quebec in print

Check out my new article on our rather fantastic trip to Quebec earlier this year in this months Canoe Kayak Magazine. Available in all good newsagents!

Read more "Quebec in print"

Abingdon Weir: A personal history

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"

Canoe Kayak – July 2011

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"

Welcome to the Hotel Lohias

I’ve been stuck in Delhi (which looks just like the photo above) for nearly a week now due to the disruption caused by an Icelandic volcano and it looks like we maybe here for another six or seven days. Our party of ten have been living it up in Hotel Lohias just on the edge […]

Read more "Welcome to the Hotel Lohias"

Don’t forget…

ABINGDON BLASTATHON*: Kingfisher Canoe Clubs annual ‘rodeo’ at Abingdon Weir. FURTHER INFO ON ANY OF THIS: DAVE SURMAN 01865 373115 OR EMAIL *as featured in "English White Water"       .

Read more "Don’t forget…"

Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club

The last two Mondays I have been helping out at the Pathfinders Youth Canoe Club. This club is run for those between the ages of 11 and 18. PYCC runs with the help of many members of Kingfisher Canoe Club both of which share the same site in Abingdon. The club runs on Monday nights […]

Read more "Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club"

Easter Holiday

I’m back from India after two weeks of splendid paddling with friends, all very good fun. Managed twelve days of paddling and bagged my first multi-day trips. It was also my first time out of western Europe or North America and the whole experience came as a bit of a shock, mainly good but certainly […]

Read more "Easter Holiday"