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Corsica Part 1

Our decision to give Corsica a try over Easter paid off massively. Despite the unseasonal weather water levels were good and meant we were not short of great rivers to paddle on the ‘Isle of beauty’. The over night ferry from Toulon drops you off at Bastia feeling fresh after an exhausting drive from Calais
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Wave-God River Doubs

Almost regularly every year around the Christmas Days there is a rainy period that let – together with the first snowfalls of the winter – the water levels of the Doubs-River in middle-east of France and its inflows. The same lucky phenomenon we have in the black forrest in south west of Germany too. But
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Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships 2013

Every year for the last 13 years Andy Grizzell has organised the Millrace Massacre and Iceman Championships in Columbia, SC. The race traditionally takes place on the first Saturday of the year, and in South Carolina this could mean anything from shorts and t-shirt to down-jackets and wooly hats. Eli Helbert arrived as the coffee
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Swimming, Pneumonia and all things Kenya

Our flight to Kenya should have been a real pleasure, less than a third full, not too long and full of Virgin Atlantic’s usual customer care. Unfortunately I was still suffering the effects of a cold, so I found an empty row of seats and tried my best to will away the time, feeling rather
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Wet West Paddle Fest by Little Tom

Paddler and Writer: Tom Findlay The Wet West Paddlefest, a tribute to a legend in Scottish paddling, Andy Jackson, was now in it’s 8th year. The guaranteed dam releases on the Moriston and Garry rivers makes it a weekend that is hard to resist, and explains the familiar faces stumbling around the party from all
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Japanese Memories by Giles Chater

In a rather odd twist for someone with an outdoors background I recently found myself behind a desk in Upper Bank Street, Canary Wharf. Being cooped up like a battery hen did little for my productivity and instead I found myself reminiscing about days gone by. I kept coming back to one day in particular,
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Next stop France

Heading off down the Middle Guil   Paddlers: Tom Concannon, Bob Mckee, Frankie, Peter Murphy — Photographer: Donna Elsom The French Alps are a hot spot for British paddlers during the summer, especially the Briancon area. It would have been rude not to visit this fantastic area after our excellent trip to Val Sesia, Italy.
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Demo day at Salford Watersports Centre

Josh and a fleet of Big Dog kayaks rocked up at Salford Watersports Centre on the 28th July at Salford Quays. Salford Watersports Centre is the place I first got in a boat so it seemed like a good idea to organise an opportunity for the boats to be demoed. The guys from Salford Canoe
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No water or too much water and lots of talking

We had just got back from another great Scotland trip and with the news that there was rain forecasted and lots of it we were excited and arranged to meet at the shop for 5.30 the next day. Myself, Dan and Tom meet Lee and Ewart at the shop and after looking at the Environment
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Scotland Round 2

It was half term, after a few hard weeks of revising and completing 11 of my 18 exams; myself and some of my closest friends decided to head for the highlands. We were hoping for some water, which meant we could get some of the highlands classics done. We planned to meet at Brookbank Lancaster
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