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"
This weekend was the annual Pyranha Dartfest down on Dartmoor. Having not been in a boat for six weeks I was quite looking forward to some white water paddling. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. A lack of rain meant the rivers were to low to make paddling worthwhile. So instead I took my trusty steed and a […]Read more "Taking my bike for a walk"
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"
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"
This weekend I ventured down to Dartmoor for the annual Pyranha Fest with a few friends from KCC. Saturday saw the Dart hovering around the edge of the ledge and clear blue skies that made the dry suit seem unnecessary, well almost. Taking a punt on the Erme running we headed to Ivybridge and to […]Read more "Misty Morning"
Last weekend was spent down on Dartmoor with Pathfinder Youth Canoe Club were we paddled the rivers Dart, Tavy and Walkham. Despite fears of uber-high water levels everything turned out to be just about the right level for everyone. Everyone came back with there own stories from the weekend some surreal, some scary, but all fun. More […]Read more "Down with the kids"
Every October KCC make a trip down to Devon for the first and foremost club trip of the year – Tony’s Dart Trip. For most of the Club this is the introduction to the white water season and anticipation for the the weekends paddling was high. This year nearly 40 people made the journey down and as is […]Read more "Quenching the Thirst"
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)Read more "Dartmoor"