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by Dr Kayak
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 141557

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Souloise?
by Dr Kayak
Mon May 18, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Begins with W
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Begins with W

Looks like the Finstermunster, the grade 5 drop with the 'cave' in the boulder.
by Dr Kayak
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good grub - Wye get out
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Good grub - Wye get out

The Honey cafe at Bronllys (as you head toward the Black Mountains from the get out).

Excellent cakes, and good main courses for the really hungry. Also open all day weekends in the winter.
by Dr Kayak
Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER AVON (Saltford Weir)
Replies: 4
Views: 4736

Wed 17th Sept

The planks are in the slot, and a narrow fast hole enabling spins, cartwheels and loops has been formed. The waves were also formed on the sides of the weir.

Enjoy.
by Dr Kayak
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Swiss Drances - paddling guide
Replies: 12
Views: 3651

Swiss Drances

Hi Ian,

I have looked at these rivers manya time when driving up to La Chable during the winter, and always wondered what was in the gorge on the bend!

Shame I have bikes arranged this weekend rather than boats...

Duncan
by Dr Kayak
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk Bunkhouse Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

The Star and the Castle

Can recommend the Star Bunhouse in Bwlch (http://www.starbunkhouse.com/), or the Castle Inn on the Black Mountains 'pass' (http://www.thecastleinn.co.uk/).

Both have pubs next to them that do good food. The Star bunkhouse has a good drying room, and kitchen facilities.
by Dr Kayak
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Tywi to Junction Pool
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Tywi to Junction Pool

Does anybody know if the water is still flowing over the spillway (Llyn Brianne), and/or the pipes are releasing?

Many thanks.
by Dr Kayak
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling house in Bath?
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

The Bath Canoe Club runs pool sessions at the Kinsgwood pool every Monday night, and are free to members. There are a few of us who get out most weekends when teh rivers are up, just drop me a PM if you fancy coming along! Accomodation; The Bath Canoe club has a mailing list that you could use to as...
by Dr Kayak
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Symonds Yat Levels?
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Levels generally low yesterday, but good eddies in the rapid. No wave at the top or bottom of the rapid.

The rain will take a day to bring the river up, but most of the rain hit further East of the watershed.
by Dr Kayak
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Looking for a good freestyle boat (any type)
Replies: 23
Views: 1989

Small and high performance

I have some brand new Zelezny Igos for sale at £475 in airbags. Carves well, and is great for looping, pan-am, backstabs etc...

Location Bath/Bristol, but can deliver to Dart when the river's up!
by Dr Kayak
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Saltford Weir Bristol.
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Old Salty

The pontoon that was breached across the shoot has been moved, and there is one plank in, but no strut to hold it in place.

D
by Dr Kayak
Wed May 09, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Slovenia water levels
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Soca Level

Just got back, and after a dry and hot April the river is lower than normal at this time of year. But this means it is running crystal clear, and is good fun in playboats.
Still plenty of water to paddle though, and will keep it's level due to recent rain.

Enjoy!
by Dr Kayak
Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Too late for Xmas list? ( waterproof Headcam )
Replies: 28
Views: 4843

Battery life

Anyone got any thoughts on the battery life of these things? My current camera quickly loses battery in the cold, and as well as kayaking I can see this being used for snowboarding. The Oregon camera does not come with either batteries or memory card, and it is up to the user to buy these. Most rec...
by Dr Kayak
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Too late for Xmas list? ( waterproof Headcam )
Replies: 28
Views: 4843

Re: Specifications

So the best resolution is 640x380 at 30 fps. So this is not much good is it? What sort of resolution should you look for, for decent quality, that you could watch happily through your telly for example? VGA quality, ie comparible to DVD quality, is 640x480 and 25fps is PAL standard (30 fps is NTSC)...
by Dr Kayak
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Too late for Xmas list? ( waterproof Headcam )
Replies: 28
Views: 4843

Specifications

Take a look at the Technical Specifications, and you will see that it is not designed or tested to a waterproof standard (IP68). The unit is only specified as splashproof.
by Dr Kayak
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Any good playspots on Avon near Evesham?
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Nafford Weir

Try Nafford Weir, nice shallow wave that you can front surf, spin but too shallow to blunt/loop.
Multimap link here.
by Dr Kayak
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: European Paddling - help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Austria

Hi Bev,

We are going to Austria at the end of July and into August. The Landeck area has rivers graded from II to V+, so is iseal for mixed ability groups.

Also, I am Bath based, so can help you with transport etc.

Duncan
by Dr Kayak
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's your Canoe Club?
Replies: 114
Views: 20912

Clubs

Bath Canoe Club!

Lots of members, but not many reading this site!

D
by Dr Kayak
Fri May 19, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof First Aid Kits
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

1st Aid kits

These are good as they are relatively flat and fit easily in the back of a boat. Click here
by Dr Kayak
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zelezny Wigo & Igo review
Replies: 21
Views: 3618

New Igo's

Just to let you know that I have 5 brand new and wrapped Igo's just waiting to get wet!

Prices and details on the website (http://www.DrKayak.com).

Demo's also available at Saltford weir on Thursday evening during the summer.
by Dr Kayak
Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who do you most enjoy paddling with
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

The answer to this question very much depends on the type/level of river you are paddling? If you turn up at the Dart Loop, and (as has happened) there is only 2 steps showing then the answer will be paddlers better than yourself. If you are trying a new river, then I would agree with Patrick that l...
by Dr Kayak
Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slalom paddling is easy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

C2 paddling

Paddling a C2 down rivers is great, you have better vis as you sit higher, have much better manoeverablity which gives you the option of stitching up the kayakers following! However, did find that it is much harder to rescue yourself with big support strokes as the boat tends to either power flip, o...
by Dr Kayak
Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Location advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Wye

You can hire Open Canadians quite easily on the River Wye, which will give you a few days paddling/drifting. Not sure that you can class it as wilderness though!

Scotland sea kayaking otherwise?
by Dr Kayak
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DartCam now working again..
Replies: 1
Views: 511

DartCam now working again..

.. but how long for?
by Dr Kayak
Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper dart - are you missing a boat ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Upper

Was a great day yesterday, arrived at Newbridge and the level was about 6" below the slab - about what you would expect from 12mm of rain overnight. When we got to Dartmeet, it was obvious that it was a bit higher! All the snow had melted from the day before, which along with the overnight rain prod...
by Dr Kayak
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Teign
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Teign Gorge

We were on the 'gorge' section on Sunday, and it was on the low side of paddleable. That is could get down but lots of scraping over hidden growlers!
Video clip of weir for members in the video gallery section.
by Dr Kayak
Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling in the Pyrenees July
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Sort

The Noraga Pallerasa (sp?) has a dam release, and they used to have a rally in the Sort area 3rd week in July. This meant guarenteed releases everyday, but in Spanish time! (ie Mid morning or lunch before they switch on!)
by Dr Kayak
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a play spot near the Severn Bridges?
Replies: 3
Views: 749

times

Si,
Not exactly sure when is the best time, but think it may be on the falling tide?

D
by Dr Kayak
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a play spot near the Severn Bridges?
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Hen and Chickens

The tidal rapid you are thinking of is called the "Hen and Chickens".
It is on the welsh side of the old Severn bridge, more info on the Canoe Wales Site
by Dr Kayak
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: up-to-date UK flow-rates ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Water levels

Hi Sebi,

The only online river information we have in the Uk at the moment is for Scotland (http://www.wheresthewater.com/wtw/).