Sunday, 5 July 2015

Kayaking Adventures


Spent a relaxing day kayaking yesterday, although my shoulders are a tad sore this morning. No problem launching at Limpley Stoke, but had to search hard for somewhere to get out to have our picnic lunch. The kayaks are fine on a canal, but I'm not so sure they would be stable enough in a river or estuary. Might have to get something sturdier (and possibly tandem) for Fowey. Kept being asked by people where they could hire some - a possible business opportunity in the making?

Headed for what we thought was Bath, only to find out later that we were heading for Bradford-on-Avon - 180 degrees in the opposite direction. What with the canal crossing the Avon on aqueducts at several points in the area of Limpley Stoke, an easy mistake to make.

Hay paddling into the distance. "Book her, Danno!"


Leading the expedition in the nether regions of the Kennet and Avon, keeping an eye out for crocs.


A spot of lunch canalside. Note sure what the structure on the left is (stone with a slatted oak covering), but it aided disembarkation and these are just about the only things that allow you to get on land from a kayak.


We particularly liked this rebooted kayak we found on the canal - an innovative interpretation using a very old surfboard and a plastic stacking chair.



2 comments:

  1. CB, Note that Hay has done a 'Fletcher Christian' and commandeered your 'big, black, butch and blokey' paddle!
    Looked like a pleasant trip. Towed a line for lunch? ;)

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    1. Seemed the right thing to do, George - have her some additional steam.

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