Saturday Feb 02, 2008

Back in a Kayak

I promised in a previous post  that I would update you on my return to white water kayaking. It was MAGIC!!! It was the first weekend in December when I found my self loading my gear and boat into a mini bus and trailer in a car park in Pangbourne on a VERY cold wet and windy Friday night ready for a long drive to North Wales. The following morning the gales and rain were added to by sleet and snow as I found my self somewhat nervously waiting to get onto the water. River levels everywhere were extremely high and the Tryweryn was on full release. I have often heard the expression "... it's just like riding a bike...." and yet when I purchased a new mountain bike a few years ago after a 15-20 year gap it took me several attempts before I was able to look and feel as if I was not going fall over any second. The kayaking however was completely different. Excuse the pun but it just all came flooding back to me. It felt great.

 


Since then I have been on the weir at Hurley. I am planning to post further articles on kayaking to my personal blog.

Tuesday Dec 04, 2007

My New Toy

I have recently got back into kayaking, something that I spent a considerable amount of time and money on in my teens and twenties before this was overtaken by other expensive and time consuming "hobbies" such as a house, a wife and kids. The kids however have reached an age where they wanted to have a go and so we are all going. Surprisingly it seems to have all come flooding (excuse the pun) back to me and I am having great fun.

As part of this I have treated myself to a brand new waver rider kayak for surfing and whitewater. 

So far I have only had it out on flat water on the Thames at Pangbourne but I am planning to head off with Adventure Dolphin to North Wales to canoe on the Tryweryn near Bala. It is a considerable number of years since I last canoed there so I will let you know how I get on.
 

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