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 […]
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.
I’ve just returned from a rather fantastic two weeks in Quebec. Lots of photos to follow but in the meantime here’s one of Richard running the big drop on the Malbaie. The Malbaie is a fantastic river that involves walk-ins, off-road driving, bear avoidance as well as a big waterfall.
Things have been a little on the hectic side around here recently, hence no photo of the day posts. But now I’ve left the office for a few weeks and am about to head off to Quebec and, if all goes according to plan, the Magpie river. Back in a few weeks
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.
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 […]
Last Sunday KCC ran a little trip up to the Nene Whitewater Centre at Northampton. Not somewhere that some consider the gnarliest of whitewater experiences, but, on a baking hot day there was fun to be had. And for those who hadn’t been there before, and those who had, there where plenty of thrills to […]