Saturday, 31 January 2015

New stuff

New paddle to go with my new boat. 

Went out for a quick paddle today with the juniors, I could tell I had taken a few weeks off due to the river being on red. 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

10k time trial

So I braved the mist and freezing conditions to do the 10k time trial. Somehow I managed the 2 laps, but boy Shadow does not like flow! Used a wooden paddle today whilst waiting for my light weight paddle to arrive, the result of this is 1 blister. 

On the return home to the boat house, I decided to throw myself of the boat into the river roughly 10m from the boat house. Very frustrated with myself and lost my hat. Thank you to the fisherman who helped me though whilst his mates looked on.

Next time... Put hat in dry bag and remember spare trousers!

Friday, 2 January 2015

1st paddle of the year

First paddle of the new year was a canoe paddle to the Victoria Arms pub. Shadow and me enjoyed the journey even with some flow on the river.