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Sunny November day on the Dart Loop

Sunny November day on the Dart Loop

It was a weekend we had family to visit down Somerset but while were down there I felt the need to take boats in case there is the chance to paddle. With this news Sarah was keen and promptly packed all canoeing kit ready for a possible new river to tick of the ever growing(…)

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Weekend on the Conwy

Weekend on the Conwy

On Monday evening myself and Steve realised that we had no plans for the coming weekend and so decided what better way to fill it then boating!!!!!!! An email was sent out to ‘trips’ email list looking for paddling buddies. We tempted them in with the possibility of paddling the river Conwy even though at(…)

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4 Star Leader Training

4 Star Leader Training

Finally the Friday evening arrived where I would find my self on the M6 on route to North wales with Dave ready for our four star training. We turned it into a more upmarket paddling weekend with a B&B booked right in the centre of Llangollen. 9pm were pulling up in the B&B car park(…)

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Beginners Welsh White Water Weekend

Beginners Welsh White Water Weekend

The weekend began with a long, slow drive to the campsite with congestion almost the whole way. We were first to arrive followed a few hours later by the rest of the group. There was some confusion on whether we would be joined by some more paddlers but in the end we stayed as an(…)

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Weekend in North wales.

Weekend in North wales.

I ended up being double booked on both Bobs Bungy trip and asked about going up to north wales with Joy and Jason, in the end we ended up in North wales as the Tryweryn is one of my favourite rivers and Sarah wanted some more practice. Friday evening after work and were off up(…)

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Family Fun Day/ Search and Rescue

Family Fun Day/ Search and Rescue

Well it was a wet start, heavy rain etc. but it didn’t ruin the day. So after setting the games up along with the gazebo and Gas BBQ we were ready to entertain our guests. The Start time was set for 10am but with the weather and travelling time for some we postponed for a(…)

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Severn/Wye Trip &The Missing Pelli Case

Severn/Wye Trip &The Missing Pelli Case

Well what an interesting weekend, Saturday we was planning on paddling from Glasbury to Byecross campsite. A distance of around 22miles I believe. The shuttle went well and we managed to get on the water around 11am. The start point was very busy with paddlers from all over hiring out canoes etc. The weather was(…)

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An Interesting Day

An Interesting Day

The planning had been done weeks ago, and three paddlers met up in the campsite at St David’s – Scott, Chris and Alan. The plan was simple – tomorrow we would set off at 8am to catch the slack tide, and cross the north end of Ramsey Island. Then we would paddle gently down the(…)

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Doggy Paddle 2014

Doggy Paddle 2014

Another early start for this fabulous event, up at 5:30am van loaded with one of Tracey’s remarkable lunches and bacon baps for 18 for breakfast, hitched the trailer and met up at the centre at 6:30am for remainder of the group to convoy to start position at Royal Leamington Spa where we met Pete King(…)

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Last minute river Ogwen (North Wales)

Last minute river Ogwen (North Wales)

Throughout the week there was a forecast of rain, with my ear to the ground I could hear murmurings of a paddling trip being formed to North Wales, by Thursday nothing was finalised. Saturday afternoon around 4pm my phone goes off with a text from Duncan saying they have been paddling today, the rivers are(…)

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River Usk November 2013

River Usk November 2013

The Usk is a great little river down in the Brecon beacons, ideal as an introduction to moving water and a great little paddle with 3 sections. Over the Friday evening we slowly began to meet at the bunkhouse claim our bed and retire to the pub just across the road. By the time Saturday(…)

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Arnie’s Tale The River Usk

Arnie’s Tale The River Usk

When I saw that Andy Davis was running a trip on the Usk I thought ‘great that’s just what I want to do.’  Having done the WW course and a couple of Matlocks, his comment that is was an ideal progression into white water sold it to me and I signed up straight away.  Over(…)

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