Phew, that was a bit more of a paddle than I was expecting! I was just going out for a nice easy paddle within no real plans in mind. Although, saying that I did take a banana and a drink with me when I usually take nothing – my sub-conscious obviously had more of an...Read more »
Category: Surf Ski, Kayaking and Canoeing
Adventures in our canoe, surf ski races and kayak challenges.
Well, just after getting settled in the van it started raining. The constant hammering on the roof kept me awake all night. Oh well, not much I can do about that. I was therefore up early, had a pot porridge and coffee and set off towards Ullswater. My route took me up an aptly named...Read more »
After the crazy few days of weather thanks to Storm Emma with a healthy helping hand from Ivor, things finally quietened down on Sunday. There was still plenty of snow lying around here and there even at sea level and plenty more in the hills, but the destruction caused by the storm was clear. Storm...Read more »
It may have been minus 4ºC and snowing but that doesn’t stop me. In fact, I was quite warm in my 3/2mm summer suit once I got working fairly hard. Even my bare hands were OK. First I played in the small waves as a warm up, then I did 8x ¼ mile intervals with ¼ mile recoveries into Borth...Read more »
After a weekend of flat water paddling in North Wales, I just couldn’t resist getting out for a play in the waves once I was home. Actually, I went for a run along Offa’s Dyke first, but I haven’t blogged about that yet. So, while you wait for the Offa’s Dyke blog post here are a...Read more »
The fact that things have been organised so that the Colwyn Bay Ski races and the Llyn Padarn Kayak Time Trials occur on the same weekend makes it worthwhile making the 2 hour trip to North Wales for me. Not that the 2 hour trip to North Wales isn’t always worthwhile. It always is and the...Read more »