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"
…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."
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"
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"