On Tuesday 18th October there was a BIG tide expected a 6.4. So Clive, Anna and Myself in our sea boats, went for a short trip on the salty side of Maldon and Heybridge. Starting at Heybridge basin and riding the tide in through Maldon, limboing under the fullbridge then up to and over the top of Beeleigh weir spot on High water. The return journey was much faster with the wind behind us, meeting Chris at the Basin for some rehydration in the pub. Much better than being at work!
Then on Thursday afternoon Chris, Clive, Peter, Albert and Myself had a quick trip from Hoe mill to Rushes and back for some playing in the (smallest) stopper I’ve ever seen!
So if you ever want to go for a “cheeky weekday paddle” put it out there I’m sure someone will want to join you.
Andy E, Andy B, Chris M, Jill P and I went to the Lee Valley WW centre on Sunday, and whilst I don’t normally write blogs on these trips I thought I’d add a couple of photos just to whet your appetite and may be get you to join us on one of these trips.
Here’s Jill, descending one of the many waterfalls.
and me, thoroughly enjoying myself.
Cracking morning paddling,very tiring, and good practice for the real world.
Thanks to everybody for a good paddle today.
A big thank you to our organiser for sorting the weather and to our secretary for gathering names and taking money.
We had representations from Tendring, Colchester, Braintree, M.A.D. and of course Bramston.
A total of 8 open boats, 10 kayaks and 24 paddlers made a really enjoyable day.
A shame some of the MAD lot didn’t know where they were, when everybody else stopped for lunch, but we suspect they just didn’t want share!
A big well done to Matthew who paddled in the front of a huge boat all that way and Dad only paddled when he turned round :D, well done Katie who was full of cold but refused to accept a tow or a free ride but was still smiling at the end, an amazing start to hopefully a long paddling career for Elle who on the first trip in a kayak more than managed to keep up and without any lunch!
Not forgetting the drivers running the extra shuttle miles and for sightseeing trips around Essex.
Thanks for a great day!!