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Pictures from a Busy weekend of Paddling

Fridays evening paddle from Heybridge Basin through Northey island up to Maldon Hyth Quey and return to a short mud walk, oops!

Saturdays Evening/Night paddle from Old Felixstowe to Woodbridge and return. Great paddle with 8 paddlers in total.

And Maldon Triathlon safety boat cover early on Sunday Morning, with Clive, Mark and paddlers from other clubs.

 

Pictures from Summer wild camp 2018

River Vyrnwy Nov 4-5th 2017

River Vyrnwy 4th/5th November 2017

What a pleasure to see this trip so well supported by members of the club. We found ourselves in an impressive location with fantastic scenery along the river and lake. The bunkhouse was in the middle of now where down a sheep track. Very unnerving when you arrive in the dark wondering whether you have taken the right forest mud track with no possible way of turning back!

The pictures on the blog speak for themselves, with wave trains, bone shakers, log jams,techy bits, and some great waterfalls and waves to play on. This was a new venue for everyone which made it an even more exciting adventure into the unknown. The dam over the river Vyrnwy was very impressive matched by the weir further along with its 20 foot drop over rocks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Vyrnwy

The usual problem as the weekend approached NO RAIN!! Lucky for us Welsh water decided to release some water from Lake Vyrnwy. Saturday we paddled Pont Llogel to Pontrobert and on Sunday Llanwddyn to Pont Llogel. The River Vyrnwy is great for an intro to Whitewater grade 2-3 with something for everyone, we will go back. Aftereights supplied by Chris, good game thanks mate.

Pictures for The Wales White Water Weekend

Pictures from the Winter wild camp trip

Northumerland coast and Farne Islands Week with The Essex Boys

As most of you know I also paddle with the East Coast Sea Kayakers (A face Book group of sea paddlers) and was lucky enough to be asked if I would like to join them on there Farne Island trip in September. We would be hiring a house and self cater to keep the cost down. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

 

 

 

Trips during the week.

Day 1: Beadnell to Bamburgh Castle and back

Day2: Circumnavigation of Lindesfarne (Holy Island) from Bamburgh Castle and Return

Day3: Alnmouth to Beadnell via Craster

Day 4: Beadnell to The Outer Farne Islands

Day 5: Cocklawburn Beach to Bamburgh Castle Via Lindesfarne

Day 6: Beadnell bay to Inner Farne Islands and back

 

A great week away with good company, about 160k paddled in all sea states from flat to 4mtr swells. The wild life was in abundance so many seals, bird live and even a pod of dolphins spotted from a distance. The week cost about £180 inclusive, excluding beer!, the way to do it.  I would paddle the Northumberland coast again there is lots more to see.

Photos from the Foundation Saftey Rescue Training Course