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by moreofaswimmer
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bath Tub paddle across Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Bath Tub paddle across Scotland

Hi all, Anyone interested in daft adventures for a good cause, a friend and I successfully paddled the Caledonian Canal for 9 days in a bathtub to raise money for a local Multiple Sclerosis Centre. We made a vid at the time but forgot to share it. Lockdown procrastination. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by moreofaswimmer
Thu May 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crossing Scotland in a bathtub . . .
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Crossing Scotland in a bathtub . . .

Hi all, Like bath tubs? Like Scotland? Believe its possible to paddle across Scotland in a bath tub? Well here's the proof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptQZPEcuLX4 We are claiming this as a global first descent too. In short, my father passed as a result of a long battle with MS last year so my ...
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two men row bath tub across Scotland!
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Two men row bath tub across Scotland!

Thanks Mal. Can you recommend any particular spots you used?
by moreofaswimmer
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two men row bath tub across Scotland!
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Two men row bath tub across Scotland!

Many thanks for your advice Jim. Yeah we've done our research on the Lochs and are aware of the risks. The waves can get pretty beefy on Loch Ness from what I have heard! Yes we have registered our exped with the canal and will be collecting keys from the Corpach office. We have allocated 9 days to ...
by moreofaswimmer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two men row bath tub across Scotland!
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Two men row bath tub across Scotland!

Hi all, I would like to spread word of a charity event that my friend and I are completing this August, from the 13th to the 19th in a couple of weeks time. We will be paddling a bath tub (yes a bath tub) from the west coast to the east coast of Scotland. Our route will be via the Great Glen, starti...
by moreofaswimmer
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kayaking and football
Replies: 47
Views: 3047

Re: kayaking and football

I don't think its as black and white as some people are suggesting. Surely the biggest factor is the access you have to both sports and secondly the influences you have around you. Regarding the first point, i was brought up in Luton and was about as far away from any type of demanding terrian as po...
by moreofaswimmer
Thu May 16, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: FAO WSP. Will Windermere be 11 degrees celsius by mid June?
Replies: 32
Views: 4653

Re: FAO WSP. Will Windermere be 11 degrees celsius by mid J

I've just come home from my first wild swim of the season in a lake in Bedfordshire. The water temp was 12 degrees celcius and the way i felt (sick, headache, crying like a baby inside) certainly confirms petes statement. It takes considerable routine and practice of immersing yourself in cold water...
by moreofaswimmer
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Brookbank is in administation
Replies: 49
Views: 8228

Re: Brookbank is in administation

Bloody hell, i hope some people on here have glass stomachs . . . some bizarre comments.

Best of luck to all former employees at Brookbank, one door closes another opens . . .
by moreofaswimmer
Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Zealand guidebook
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: New Zealand guidebook

Always a good idea to speak to local boaters in NZ. As Banzer says, the rivers change so much out there that you need to be fairly adaptive (hence the reason the NZ guidebook isnt too big on describing a line that you must take). I found Queenstown a good place to start. An excellent club on Tuesday...
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Did I just see James Bond by the Etive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Did I just see James Bond by the Etive?

Wowzers trousers.

I thought it was a very low runninf tripple step i could see in the background. I was very much hoping for a kayaking related stunt/killing of villian/jumping out of plane into kayak etc.
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Did I just see James Bond by the Etive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Did I just see James Bond by the Etive?

Now, either im going mad or I did indeed just see James Bond standing by the put in of the Etive on the new Bond film.

Can anyone else confirm or deny this? I always knew he was a paddler.
by moreofaswimmer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley was first class
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Lee Valley was first class

Can anyone point me in the direction of opening times for the public? Prior to the Olympics i found it fairly impossible to paddle there as a member of the pulic due to rafting and elite paddlers (maybe fair enough) being the priority. Is it open regularly to normal paddlers now?
by moreofaswimmer
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nice vid of the Kaituna (Awesome Gorge)
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Nice vid of the Kaituna (Awesome Gorge)

He certainly made that boof of okere falls look easy. I regularly messed that up (probably more pilot uselessness than the difficulty of the move). What a beautiful river it is though. Wonderful to see footage of awesome gorge. As people have mentioned, its not the most accesable run in terms of sco...
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Lonely in Luton
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Lonely in Luton

Since returning from New Zealand in June and moving back down to Luton I have encountered numerous obstacles that have made it difficult to head away paddling, predominantly the cost of heading to a region with rivers on my own. If anyone lives in the Bedfordshire/Herts/Bucks or even London area and...
by moreofaswimmer
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usernames amnesty
Replies: 68
Views: 4113

Re: Usernames amnesty

I spend more time in the river . . .
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: First Aid Courses in North Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 209

First Aid Courses in North Wales

Is anyone running a 2 day Outdoor/Wilderness First Aid Course in North Wales during August? May also be interedted in courses in other regions so please post any other courses of this nature in August.

Many thanks

Mark Brockway
by moreofaswimmer
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Friday treat - Waikia Short Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 1021

Re: Friday treat - Waikia Short Movie

What a trully humbling video. Their approach to paddling is so admirable and for me, from my experiences, epitomises the respectful, altruistic approach to life on the South Island. Must admit, makes me a rather happy man to be in NZ :).

Mark
by moreofaswimmer
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backbarrow Blockage
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Backbarrow Blockage

A warning to anyone who is planning to paddle the Leven. As of today (18/7) Backbarrow falls has a large construction of scaffolding and a platform, blocking the entire rapid and making it UNRUNNABLE. Please do not consider running this drop. Apoligies if a post similar to this has already been rele...
by moreofaswimmer
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Life in New Zealand
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Re: Life in New Zealand

Thanks for all the info guys. Would anyone recommend working in the Bliss Stick factory rather than hiring a boat, financially that is? When and where is the Buller Fest? The Neq Zealand Kayak school sound like the folk to talk too. Has anyone who went traveling out to NZ paid for any of their cours...
by moreofaswimmer
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Life in New Zealand
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Life in New Zealand

Greeting all, I am heading out to New Zealand in 3 weeks with a years working Visa so am planning to get stuck into the plethora of outdoor amusements they have out there, starting with skiing until November then working at the Bliss Stick Factory and paddling in Dec to Feb. Soooo as im heading into...
by moreofaswimmer
Fri May 21, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

Re: I don't do politics . . .

There is a certain intolerance of other peoples positions creeping into this debate, which I don't think is helpful. The political make up of this forum covers many of the shades of the spectrum, so I would urge people to respect the fact that other people may hold very different views. Please don'...
by moreofaswimmer
Thu May 20, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

Re: I don't do politics . . .

A lot of people voted in this election who have either very short memories or have no memory at all of how bad things were living under a tory governemnt. As for having no memory, since the last tory government there has been 13 years (?) of new voters who had no experience of it, and have formed t...
by moreofaswimmer
Wed May 12, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

Re: I don't do politics . . .

Hes a conservative i assume Mark?
by moreofaswimmer
Sat May 08, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

Re: I don't do politics . . .

I may aswell join in with thenew direction of this thread. Excuse my ingorance but say, after time and deliberation, we went along with electoral reform and choose PR, who exactly wouldit be who made that decision? The conservatives as they had the most votes? Or would all three parties have to agre...
by moreofaswimmer
Wed May 05, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

Re: I don't do politics . . .

Stellaaa May I ask you a question? Why did you not say you were a Tory councillor in your first post? Adrian Cooper Re-reading Nick's post, it doesn't appear to be relevant whether he was a councillor or not. It wasn't as if he was spouting Tory policy, it was merely a critique. Hmmm but it would ce...
by moreofaswimmer
Sun May 02, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

Re: I don't do politics . . .

Not a huge amount to be honest. 1. The green party have no chance so there's no point voting for them Clarky if this is the reason you do not vote for a smaller party such as green then I do not see the purpose in voting at all. If you do not vote for who and what you believe in, in favor of voting...
by moreofaswimmer
Sun May 02, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: I don't do politics . . .
Replies: 191
Views: 8993

I don't do politics . . .

Now, im a first time voter and one of the main difficulties for myself has been trying to decide which aspects of each parties policies influences, effects and appeals to me the most. So whilst having a flick through the Green Parties manifesto and on the whole liking what i saw, amongst many other ...
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whats the cheapest route to Valsesia?
Replies: 19
Views: 1653

Re: Whats the cheapest route to Valsesia?

I drove to Val Sesia last year via Luxembourg and Strassbourg, taking the E25 through the remainder of France and then down through the Swiss tunnels (E35). By far the cheapest route with the Swiss Tax costing only $45 which allowed us to travel through all the roads and tunnels in Switzerland. I ma...
by moreofaswimmer
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where's the water going??
Replies: 24
Views: 1614

Re: Where's the water going??

Much of the same in the Lakes. After heading up for what i hoped to be a week of decent paddling, I had to settle for a weeks walking instead as the rivers really are bone dry. Still, much fun was had on the decent of many mountains on a bum board!