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Fingers Crossed for our Maiden Canoe Voyage

We’d been chomping at the bit to get out in our new self-built canoe, that (for obvious reasons) we had christened ‘Fingers Crossed’ Since getting it home I;d given it a few more coats of varnish and it was now ready to go. The weather was set fair yesterday so a plan was made for...

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Canoe Building Workshop

As you know from the day by day account of our Lake District holiday, we’ve recently spent a few days on a canoe building workshop. I managed to capture some timelapse photos of the canoe building workshop while we were there so though I’d share it here, along with some info about the workshop as we...

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Lake District – Keswick

The final day of our holiday to the Lake District was already upon us. Anna had planned a day out in Keswick. Strava Segment Searching Before all of that though I headed out for a run. Prior to coming to the cottage at Greengill Holidays, I had looked on Strava for some suitable running routes....

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Lake District – Penrith

After our walk up Place Fell yesterday we had a slower start to the day today. I left the cottage just after 8am leaving Anna and Morgan in bed and walked into Great Strickland and on to the canoe workshop. It was a nice little 45 minute walk that will have earned me some Bounts...

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Lake District – Walking up Place Fell

There was no rush today as our canoe building course was over so we had a few days left of our holiday and some time to explore. We did pop into the workshop though to give our canoe a coat of varnish. The more coats of varnish we can apply the better so we’ve decided...

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Canoe Build – Watching Paint Dry

Another early start for me with a run around the Newby Block the same as a couple of days ago. I did knock 2 minutes off my Strava course record though. After a shower and breakfast at the cottage we headed off to the workshop to continue with our canoe build. The coat of paint...

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Aira Force

Although we didn’t finish day 3 of our canoe build until about 4pm, it was a nice day so we decided to drive to Aira Force on the far side of Ullswater for a little walk. We went via Pooley Bridge, the location if some serious flooding over winter and therefore of a temporary bridge to keep...

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Canoe Build – Sanding, Seating and Sealing

Day three of our canoe build today but as usual I was up early so went for a little walk around Morland before returning to the cottage for breakfast. It was then off to the workshop to continue with our canoe. First job of the day (after making a brew) was the moment of truth...

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Canoe Building – Getting Started

We’d come north to the Lake District to attend a canoe building workshop with Orca Adventures. We’d booked it months ago and had been looking forward to it for a while. The Lakelander course which we were doing cost £495 for the three of us. Orca Adventures then supply all of the instruction, all of...

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Geocache No. 700

This one almost slipped by unnoticed, but it has just come to my attention that the geocache that I did on top of Moel y Garn in a howling gale was geocache number 700 for us. At least it’ll be one I won’t forget in a hurry I guess. Not only were the conditions pretty...

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