Blog

The March Trip Posse

The March Trip Posse

So, from Ogwen Valley Day two for me With a hearty breakfast cooked by Andrius We set off for a strong Grade 3 The Seiont river was chosen by Steve and Sarah Which I had not done before But hang on a minute what’s this I’m hearing? Some parts are a Grade 4   We(…)

More

North Wales trip

North Wales trip

Saturday 4th March 2017 It was an early start as John and I decided to drive  down early Saturday morning. I arrived at John’s at 5am, loaded up and set off. The journey was good and we arrived at around 9am. Sarah messaged us to meet at the ‘get in’ to start the paddle on(…)

More

Waterless Wales trip

Throughout  the summer we have had enough rain to bring many welsh rivers into condition but have unfortunately never been in the right place at the right time. We were therfore looking forward to a trip that was set for early November. Knowing that the rivers had been up most of the summer gave us(…)

More

River Soca trip. June 2016

These are my memories of the club River Soca trip in Slovenia. It has been a while now, so rather than a day by day account, I will try to convey to you the sights and general feeling of the trip. Our group left for Slovenia tea time on Friday 22nd July. The group consisted(…)

More

The River Mint

The River Mint

Despite being the biggest wuss when it comes to the cold, I love winter for the simple reason that it’s whitewater paddling season. I spend far too much time checking and rechecking forecasts searching out heavy rain. The chances of getting heavy rain at a time when we are not working, haven’t got family commitments(…)

More

Waterless Wales

In the downstairs bathroom at Lledr House Hostel, where we stayed, was a quote “Life is not waiting for the storm to pass it is about dancing in the rain.” As a group we would have been happy with a storm of any kind as long as it contained rain and we would have been(…)

More

Slovenia 2016

Slovenia 2016

Every year we try to put together a European kayaking trip to find some white water in the sunshine. The last few years we have been to Austria but this year we decided to try Slovenia. Dates were set for mid July and finally, after much waiting and planning, it was time to go. We(…)

More

THE WALES BOATING DAY RUSH by Paul Eppy

On the morning of Wednesday the 30th December my alarm went off at 5.30 am then it hit me I am off to wales. The idea was to paddle the river Ceiriog there was 6 of us went down Steve, Sarah, Alan, Adrian, James and myself, Adrian wasn’t paddling due to a bad shoulder. So(…)

More

Austria 2015

Austria 2015

After returning from a great week away last year we aimed to do the same again so since before Christmas we had been planning a return trip out to Au     stria for a week of white-water kayaking. The size of the group kept fluctuating but with 2 months to go we were settled with 9(…)

More

River Cam May 2015

River Cam May 2015

   A short trip for all you hardened paddlers, with a group of 11 boats in all, but for a very novice paddler, an ideal length and very much a fun trip . thanks in part to those brave souls who helped in hoisting the less supple (me) on and off the sit-on-top! The assortment(…)

More

Nene Div 2/3 Slalom

Nene Div 2/3 Slalom

At the end of the Spring Half term holiday we ran a Div 2/3 slalom on the whitewater course. Unusually this year we got a flood of entries well before the closing date, and we closed entries three weeks before the competition. This is a big help, as it enables us to plan the timetable,(…)

More

Pitsford Triathlon

Pitsford Triathlon

6am alarm on a Sunday morning was challenging and the weather looking grey and miserable didn.t help- well it was July! The Triathlon paddling rescue crew met at Pitsford sailing club at 7ish. Athletes, marshalls and other important people with clipboards were milling around. We layered up with cags, hats and other suitable attire for(…)

More

Recap of the last 3 months from one keen boater and friends

Recap of the last 3 months from one keen boater and friends

The last 3 months have been an absolute blast in terms of trips that have been planned via the clubs trips email list and some last minute trips. It all started with some rain in early November with me and Sarah driving up the M6 to find some water and resulted with the two of(…)

More

Saturday trip on the Nene

I‘ve been a member of the club for around 15 years for the main reason I love paddling whether it is on the flat water, white water or the sea. I joined the club as we went on many trips, some over night and some day paddles to some epic location‘s around the country and(…)

More