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by Mark R
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rhone gorge
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Rhone gorge

Impressive.
by Mark R
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mystery slides
Replies: 7
Views: 722

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: 465

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 364

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: 711

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: 1269

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: 619

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: 551

Re: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines

Image

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: 268

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: 1074

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: 446

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: 558

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: 1240

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: 463

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: 329

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: 3894

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: 1726

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: 2156

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: 1666

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: 728

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...
by Mark R
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3378

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

I'm not part of the system. I just took a look, out of curiosity, and quickly got confused.

If this is the 'streamlined and simplified' version, I dread to imagine what the current scheme looks like.
by Mark R
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach
Replies: 55
Views: 3378

Re: British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach

'It promises to ... simplify'

You couldn't make this stuff up.
by Mark R
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Short trips sea or estuary n't Puttsborough north Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Short trips sea or estuary n't Puttsborough north Devon

Launch at Appledore (conjunction of Taw and Torridge estuaries), paddle in any direction...out to sea if it looks calm.
by Mark R
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Nikon D3300, 18-300VR lens.

Watershed drybag with padded insert, carried between my knees.
by Mark R
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Grian wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:43 am
What camera do you use?
The majority of the photos are mine. I use Nikon's cheapest and smallest SLR, albeit with an expensive image-stabilised 18-300 lens attached.
by Mark R
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Kernow Grand Tour

The article is Liz's.

Ten years after writing a guidebook (which has sold pretty well) I also am amazed how little attention Cornwall gets, especially for expedition - style trips.