Monday, November 07, 2011

Testing testing

 Being back in boat is great, but how come no one else wants to paddle at 6.30am?

 The new BigDog Storm is ment to be a G.P kayak for club and centre use. So of course I took it down the Dart!

 Autumn leaves looking amazing, only a few weeks of this and then back to bare trees, and colder days.

 Not much playing today as it was a touch low.

In the eddy above Triple two and three. A short time to reflect on the last few days news.

Boating is back

 A nice trip on the Exe and Exeter Ship canal. The old Sludge beds on the Exe at Countess wier.

 Nice tash? Movember it is.

 Typical local red sandstone. Seen all along the Western end of the Jurassic coast.

 Topsham looking nice in the sun.
 Paddling down through the yachts is one ofthe best bits of the trip.

 Topsham Lock cottage in the distance.

 Looking back to Retreat boat yard and the M5.

 Topsham, The Passage House inn and Jonny Deeps new place! (apparently, the white one on the right by the church).

P+H Delphin. Just right for this trip. Very versatile.

 The M5 bridge at Topsham/Exe marshes. The light and shadows were better than this looks.

And home on the canal.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

See you again Token

In a massive tragidy our friend Kate Howell has left us. Only knowing her for a short while was enough to know she filled the hearts and minds of every one she met, leaving enthusiasum for life in each of us.
We will miss you Token, Rest in peace. xxx