Showing 10 of 18 Kayaking logs from 26 Nov 2012 to 05 Apr 2017 for @JonnyC
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Inaugural Stratos Outing - Saltford
Inaugural outing for the newly acquired K1s after work on Saltford Shallows @JonnyC: With a little haste we organised ourselves after work (with more effort on Rich's part than mine) to get the paddling gear to Saltford. Fettling was curtailed at first by the gathering of an audience (never pleasant for a launch), so a swift entry followed by a wave to the crowd and a paddle away to safety. Some minor adjustments and we were underway, heading down to Saltford Lock before heading back up stream to the weir. A swift RTB saw us comfortably maxing at abou ...
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Monmouth & Brecon Paddle - Day Two - Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
A brighter and drier paddle back to the Van along the Monmouth and Brecon Canal
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Monmouth & Brecon Paddle - Day One - Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
A mildly damp but relaxing paddle along the Monmouth and Brecon canal
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Inaugural Dancer - Kennet & Avon Canal
First outing in the Perception Dancer K2, pleasant conditions, paddled down into Bath. @JonnyC: For once this log starts before leaving the house, only so that I can extend my thanks to Rich for putting up with my little paddy and snapping me out of my moody moment! We arrived at Batheaston with a slight feeling of trepidation, mindful that this place quite often represents cold, wet, near hypothermic dissapointments from our K2 winter training programme. After retrieving 'the tank' from the roof, and prepping, we head for a dry land paddle on the grass, the space ...
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On the route - Kennet & Avon Canal, Devizes
Good conditions meant a very pleasant paddle heading out from Devizes in the K2 @JonnyC: Starting from the race start point we headed out along the K&A, out of practice so little shaky to start not least past the junior paddling club but soon settled into the rhythm. Avoided a couple of swing bridges that risked causing head injury and pulled up dry for the final time at Wooton Rivers lock.
Skating on thin ice - Kennet & Avon Canal
Very short paddle into a frozen portion of the K&A, quick exit turned into a roll
Wet and Dry - Kennet & Avon Canal
A short trip battered by the wind and rain, but nevertheless mostly dry!
Making Experiences Count - Kennet & Avon Canal
A shorter training session trying to understand technique, portages, turning, balance and survival drill
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Frozen Solid but Dry - Kennet & Avon Canal
A positive paddle. Progress good, especially on the return run. Very cold conditions (-2) led to everything freezing including water bladders.
First trip after Paddling gap - Kennet & Avon Canal
A cold paddle and swim between Bathhampton and Dundas aqua duct.