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White Water trip 19th and 20th November to Devon 2016

White Water trip 19th and 20th November

The white water trip over the weekend was very successful with 9 club members venturing down to Devon. The expected high rivers never materialised despite Rain Watchers telling us differently. Hector, in preparation for the high volume water took his position in the trees.

Hector, waiting for the rise in water levels.

Hector, waiting for the rise in water levels.

And after a short while, realising that the water wasn’t going to reach him came down. See video.(This may download to your pc. Im having trouble playing it on the website)

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Meanwhile, Anna was getting a little “tyred.”

Anna, getting to grips with wheel spinning.

Anna, getting to grips with wheel spinning.

Saturday, we paddled the R.Dart (Loop), and on the Sunday we paddled the R.Walkham and the R. Tavy. I have no pictures of “The Slot” but can recommend swimming there. A fantastic weekend was had by all, with lots of pictures taken. A really big thank you to Barry, our Vice Chairman, for organising the bunk house, biscuits and tea, and to Kevin for the coaching and guidance down the rivers. The behind the scenes stuff, which is so important, can sometimes go unrecognised and without the  organisational work going on, trips like this don’t happen. Brilliant weekend, thank you.

Chairman