The North Alps

At the end of July/beginning of August I spent two weeks lazing around Switzerland and Austria. For the first of these weeks a small group of us spent our time paddling around the Upper Rhine Valley and the the Swiss sections of the Inn around Engadine. This is an area that, although I’ve made brief sorties across the border from Austria to the Inn in the past, I have had little experience of previously.

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Bachelard

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…

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Strange Times

We’re officially in a drought apparently. Despite this I managed to find myself on a spate run of the Edw (a tributary of the River Wye) last weekend and paddled Hurley Weir on three gates yesterday. Go figure. On both occasions I managed to not take a single photo. In the mean time however I here […]

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Taking my bike for a walk

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 […]

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Changes

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 […]

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Dart

Paddled the Upper Dart today, awesome. Forgot to take my camera though so here’s a photo from the past…

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Due North

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.

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