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by Mark R
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north...
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Heading north...

Thanks Chris. I'd post a whole lot more about this amazing adventure if folk were interested, but I can see that I have been hugely eclipsed by a query about towing eyes.
by Mark R
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north...
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Heading north...

Such a great trip...
by Mark R
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Heading north...
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Heading north...

Ten years after my last attempt...
https://www.facebook.com/65069799833928 ... 503807617/

Mark
by Mark R
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: DW tragedy
Replies: 1
Views: 460

DW tragedy

Sorry to report that a competitor apparently lost their life in the race today, on the final stage of the 4-day event. No details as yet.
by Mark R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bollox
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Re: Bollox

***** ******* *** *****! **** **** **** *******, *****.

This is all I have to say.
by Mark R
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rhone gorge
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Rhone gorge

Impressive.
by Mark R
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mystery slides
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Mystery slides

Ardez Gorge on the Inn?
by Mark R
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South East Kayak trail- least portage?..
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: South East Kayak trail- least portage?..

River Thames is (perhaps surprisingly) outstanding, and no portaging necessary

Pub Paddles is excellent, but based around short paddles. To the pub.
by Mark R
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

buck197 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:51 am
Surely not Steve Fisher after he has his crowdfunding safety video rip off of just a few years ago, good folk don't do that.
????
by Mark R
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

ion wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
I would like to paddle with Sam Ellis (whom I haven't crossed paths with yet)
I briefly met him in Switzerland, a few weeks back. Seemed a nice enough chap, but the main topic of conversation afterwards was whether the shirtless wall of muscle we'd just encountered was actually Ragnar Lothbrok.
by Mark R
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adivce - South Coast simple/Easy Overnight ideas!!
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Adivce - South Coast simple/Easy Overnight ideas!!

Just camp on the beach when everyone has gone home.
by Mark R
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Italy/ Switzerland trip 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Italy/ Switzerland trip 2018

Just returned from a week of boating with a group of fellow out-of-shape and out-of-practice middle-aged friends...here follow a few river notes, that may or may not be of use to folk. Basically our trip was dictated by two things; water levels (i.e. what wasn't too high/ scary) and the fact that we...
by Mark R
Tue May 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: Rams butting cars Isle of Mull

Has the sea forum now started satirising itself?
by Mark R
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 3 Peaks By Kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: 3 Peaks By Kayak

Sounds great, have a fun adventure.
by Mark R
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines

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For the love of God, please post this stuff in the 'Gear' forum.
by Mark R
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Barle - Simonsbath to Withypool
Replies: 1
Views: 415

Re: Barle - Simonsbath to Withypool

I was there last weekend, it is too low now. However it only needs a few hours of heavy rain to be paddleable.
by Mark R
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bass Strait Crossing - Video
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Bass Strait Crossing - Video

Thanks for sharing ... another trip to add to the wish list ...
by Mark R
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kaituna Lower Gorges
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: Kaituna Lower Gorges

Splendid. I paddled Awesome Gorge a few times, but not the following section. Back then this was known as 'Gnarly Gorge' and we were told by those who'd been in there that it contained a blind 30-footer and some awful log jams. "Never again", I think one Kiwi said. Is any of that true?
by Mark R
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC video about Indian kayak guides
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: BBC video about Indian kayak guides

You are thinking of Nepal, a different country.
by Mark R
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A cautionary tale?
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: A cautionary tale?

Brilliant.
by Mark R
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

They cancelled the Devizes Westminster Race this weekend. It is not suitable for a family paddle right now.
by Mark R
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak guiding in Costa Rica
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Kayak guiding in Costa Rica

I would recommend contacting Ferdinand Steinworth direct - https://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.steinvorth

He's a paddler/ guide out there and basically their most experienced paddler. Decent guy. He will either offer to guide you himself or put you onto someone who can.
by Mark R
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Motion to BC AGM
Replies: 56
Views: 4620

Re: Access Motion to BC AGM

Can anyone point out something anything specific in the statement which will be different from before? Anything at all?

It also affirms their right to muddle on doing what they were doing before...access agreements, canoe trail etc.

Disappointed. To put it mildly.
by Mark R
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cameras and salt water
Replies: 22
Views: 2233

Re: Cameras and salt water

I was mentioned somewhere above...the stuff I use is called 'camera armor' (sic) and is just a partial rubber cover for my SLR. Better than nothing. Lie Douglas, I take my nicest toys on the water with me, and just chance my luck whenever I remove it from the Watershed drybag. One of these days I wi...
by Mark R
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Re: Very sad news

Well done to all involved in trying to save this man's life.
by Mark R
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Padding comes with the drybag... have a look at the Watershed website...
by Mark R
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Trip planning in Donegal?
Replies: 9
Views: 966

Re: Trip planning in Donegal?

Good simple no-faff campsite to base yourself at first - http://rosguillholidaypark.com Otherwise...it's all good. go anywhere. Amazing place, I did a few trips including Horn Head and Tory Island. Intend to head back and paddle *all* of the coast. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mark-Rainsley-adventure...