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by andyw
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Kayak Recycling Project!
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

Re: The Kayak Recycling Project!

kayakgirlz wrote:Where on fb is it being discussed...?
That was just me, Lowri, Beth and a few other friends trying to figure out the PDF issue - you didn't miss anything!
by andyw
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Kayak Recycling Project!
Replies: 27
Views: 2919

Re: The Kayak Recycling Project!

Yep, we're discussing on FB...
by andyw
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF Photos
Replies: 40
Views: 3654

Re: WWPF Photos

DaveSt wrote:To Andy, was that you taking "an interesting line" down the top fall, whilst guiding down some folk in a raft?
Not guilty!
by andyw
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WWPF Photos
Replies: 40
Views: 3654

Re: WWPF Photos

Thanks DaveSt - I found some there of me (green helmet), Chuck (green helmet) and Astrid (er, green helmet) near the end of the Garry album. Many thanks for sharing them! It's worth noting here in case people aren't aware that you can download whole albums from Picasaweb back into the Picasa applica...
by andyw
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling the Dart 'unlawfully' last weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Paddling the Dart 'unlawfully' last weekend

No troubles at all - a couple of friendly walkers on the bridge at Dartmeet who appeared thrilled to see us, a local chap out walking his dog who stopped for a friendly chat* as I waited for our shuttle, and the river at a great level. Andy * I think he was disappointed I wasn't more excited about h...
by andyw
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My PHPBB forum's got a couple of problems
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: My PHPBB forum's got a couple of problems

It looks like you've fixed it now - I assume the page used to declare: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> and you've changed it to: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> ? The diamond character is what shows up when a UTF-8 decoder ...
by andyw
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EVIL WEIR photo competition
Replies: 54
Views: 6878

Re: EVIL WEIR photo competition

There's this "lovely" (apparently) delight on the Kennet south-west of Reading - seven 2m-deep slots to choose from...

http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=51 ... 3&t=h&z=21
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gavijan/75 ... 019348590/
by andyw
Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: sad news: two deaths on the lower Guisane (French Alps)
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

We were first on the scene at the Onde incident and assisted with the attempted resuscitation and calling of the emergency services. We'd like to clarify what Lowri wrote above - we understand this accident was a case of tree entrapment resulting in drowning, not a heart attack (as Lowri and others ...
by andyw
Mon May 05, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is off to Uganda this summer?
Replies: 106
Views: 11509

How much are they, do you need tp pay to leave such as in Zambia too? I think we paid $30 in 2006, they just did it right there at the little desk where they check your passport, not even any scurrying off with it... They're $50 now - make sure you take recent notes. (You don't have to pay to leave...
by andyw
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kitkat free activies, grrr.
Replies: 141
Views: 23320

It's here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b009lvwt.shtml - skip to 17:25. Just a quick mention, largely focusing on how they're coping with the website being down...
by andyw
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC At Burrs Country Park
Replies: 22
Views: 2730

It's available on iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008vvl8.shtml - skip to 40 minutes in.

Andy
by andyw
Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart Mini Bus causing traffic Jam at Holne Bridge
Replies: 17
Views: 2672

by andyw
Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 53128

The Independent and Times have covered it too:

http://news.google.co.uk/news?q=british ... ment%20ban
by andyw
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 53128

Just a thought: I suspect they have no idea how many people have taken advantage of the earlier policy. You didn't need to warn them in advance, and as far as I could see when I checked in my boat it was just treated as an extra piece of checked baggage that happened to need to go on the outsize ite...
by andyw
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: British Airways - no kayaks policy
Replies: 211
Views: 53128

some sporting equipment cannot be accommodated through the airport baggage system or within the aircraft hold Well that's nonsense - they managed just fine the several times I've flown my boat with BA this year. Maybe the new "state-of-the-art" baggage handling system at T5 has something to do with...
by andyw
Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The White Nile
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Here is the latest I know of in Uganda, Basically, they have dammed one of 2channels at silverback, (Ugly sisters channel if you know the nile). This has caused everything up until total gunga to flood out, and made silverback a portage. I flew home yesterday after a fantastic couple of weeks out t...
by andyw
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "White water torrent to die..."
Replies: 43
Views: 7085

We ran Day One yesterday - a long paddle from Bujagali all the way to Itanda. Bujagali and 50-50 are just the same as always, but Total Gunja is just a big messy wavetrain - there's no g-spot any more. Surf City is still pretty big and has a proper zone of funny water behind it. With Ugly Sisters bl...
by andyw
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rain, rain don't go away... (Wales today)
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

We ran it from below the horseshoe weir to Town Falls around 2pm. Didn't see anyone else except at the slalom site.
by andyw
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rain, rain don't go away... (Wales today)
Replies: 51
Views: 6429

Yep, the Dee was great yesterday - though I have to say, not as exciting as it was the last time we paddled it five years ago...

We ran the Ogwen on Saturday too. Now that was superb!

Andy
by andyw
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaks and Continental Airlines?
Replies: 7
Views: 819

You just need to strap your paddle bag to the boat - bingo, one item! It does depend on the check-in staff - flying to Uganda was fine with the blades separate, but the check-in staff at Entebbe insisted I strapped them together. NB BA's current sports gear weight limit is 32kg, but it'll be back do...
by andyw
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: getting boats to Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

getting boats to Heathrow

Three of us need to get ourselves plus creek boats from Reading or Woking to Heathrow T4 for 7am on Saturday 4th August... does anyone have good suggestions how to do this without a shuttle driver? Does the RailAir coach from Reading station take boats... and can you then get boats onto the train to...
by andyw
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: why are my pics all fuzzy?
Replies: 22
Views: 3127

I'd say all the problems above are caused by water on the lens - which is possibly also having an effect on the autofocus to exacerbate the problem. You could try making a little strip of the super-absorbent synthetic drying-up cloths from any supermarket - no problem with the cloth getting soaked a...
by andyw
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flights to Entebbe
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Did any of you who flew with Emirates ask/warn them in advance about your boat? I've tried calling but got a rather confused response...

thanks,
Andy
by andyw
Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in glasses
Replies: 24
Views: 3468

I found that some daily disposables are rubbish for paddling - non-toric Focus Dailies for example. I'd recommend Bausch & Lomb SofLens - relatively uncomfortable but they do stay in, or Focus toric Dailies.

Andy
by andyw
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Really cool website (Honest!)
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

tpage wrote:Get your kayaking pictures in there- you know it makes sense- linking images, OS maps and a Rivers Guidebook.

looky here:
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/225109
I wondered how long it'd take someone to find that :)
by andyw
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PhotoBucket Comp - Water Fun
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Sadly it's for US residents only, otherwise I'm sure someone here could win that one!

Andy
by andyw
Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Unsung Heros
Replies: 36
Views: 7294

Charlie Nielsen (sp?) - the biology teacher from Southend High who took us boating in the Lake District in 1988 or so. Is he still paddling?
by andyw
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost - Guardian Angel Gorge
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

We ran l'Ange last week too - didn't see any kit. The middle was too low to bother with - the lower Guisane was calling!

Andy
by andyw
Mon May 29, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland - vector maps for Garmin needed
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Someone at the SMC made this: http://www.smc.org.uk/books/books_contour_maps.htm - is that suitable? The official TOPO GB maps don't show all paths anyway (though they do include roads and rivers).

hope that helps,
Andy
by andyw
Wed May 17, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Guess the ditch (Sunday am)
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

benjamin wrote:Here is a tricky one:
[see image above]
Is that the same place as this? I've no idea what it's called, but it flows into the south side of Loch Leven.

Image

Rather shallow at the bottom too.