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by Mark R
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Very sad news
Replies: 10
Views: 1819

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: 1303

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: 408

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: 2425

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: 2425

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: 541

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: 1303

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: 1303

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: 1303

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.
by Mark R
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Liz Garnett's account of our trip - P36 onwards.

https://issuu.com/thepaddler/docs/the_2 ... 2017_20dig
by Mark R
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Weekend trip report 28/29 October 17

Good stuff Jim, but that is the most surreal sea kayaking report I've ever read.
by Mark R
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 1603

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Just picking up on a few points made here... - Our Cornwall holiday was a wonderful trip, but nothing extreme/ impressive in execution. With the patience to watch the weather and wait, anyone can enjoy this. - In posting about the trip, I wasn't looking for praise, just feedback and discussion: I ge...
by Mark R
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: East Lyn nasty
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: East Lyn nasty

Splendid, well done!

It was evil the other day, the water level was just enough to hide it. I managed to boof it (more by luck), my friend got sucked under it... scary but thankfully he and boat flushed through.
by Mark R
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: East Lyn nasty
Replies: 4
Views: 956

East Lyn nasty

The East Lyn River has a *very* nasty tree hazard, just below the gorge... a log hidden in a drop, that you can't avoid in low water and won't see until the moment you potentially go under it. It's around a blind bend several drops after Crux B. Be careful out there, folks.
by Mark R
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 1603

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

You presented a made-up problem No, the problem is very real. Look at the sea forum page and tell me what you overwhelmingly see... posts about going paddling, or posts about stuff? Which kinds of post get multiple responses and extensive discussion, and which flatline? And we're not even on the ge...
by Mark R
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 1603

Re: Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Yeah, pretty much as I thought.

I tend not to read much of this forum as I'm interested in paddling and places.

As someone noted, a post I recently made about going paddling garnered zero response/ interest. This post is almost viral...

Please. Post. About. Paddling.
by Mark R
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fettling a kinked skeg wire
Replies: 45
Views: 1603

Fettling a kinked skeg wire

Just an experiment to see how many views this post gets.
by Mark R
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Kernow Grand Tour

There's an article about our holiday in the latest Ocean Paddler magazine.
by Mark R
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Barcombe Mills
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Barcombe Mills

It must grind your gut that you have to be political and 'thank' the EA for doing exactly what they were supposed to have done in the first place.
by Mark R
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: BoaterX - Have your say
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: BoaterX - Have your say

I note that a load of (several) freestyle paddlers have got themselves in a tizzy over this. As far as I can tell, their irritation boils down to, "Hey, we're cool and slalom isn't...how dare slalom cross over to our territory and make us less cool." Given that the sum total of all committed slalom ...
by Mark R
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Kernow Grand Tour

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19959305_1375117102564033_8068860128577097261_n.jpg?oh=e85317f7e1f955f020c51191ec84ad64&oe=5A4F756F Two decades ago in 1997, I paddled around Cornwall. And then again, a decade ago in 2007. Because it is 2017 I was legally obliged to do it again. Happil...
by Mark R
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Severn - Source to Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: River Severn - Source to Sea

I paddled c40 miles of the upper Severn a year ago, across the Welsh border, and have paddled most of the river down through the Midlands in the past. I'm not adverse to a bit of flat water touring, but I am going to say it...I think the Severn is a little bit boring. Not much going on, canalised ba...
by Mark R
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothetically
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Hypothetically

I would thank him for his interest, but point out that we already enjoy full access and that anything he could offer would effectively be imposing restrictions on our right to enjoy our river heritage.

If he disagrees, politely direct him to his solicitor.
by Mark R
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Poole Harbour - east end of Sandbanks to Brownsea Island
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Poole Harbour - east end of Sandbanks to Brownsea Island

Yes.
No.
You're not supposed to land on Brownsea, but do it anyway.
Old Harry Rocks.
by Mark R
Sun May 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Planning a trip
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Planning a trip

*cough* https://www.pesdapress.com/index.php/pr ... s/?affid=9

Best bet is booking campsites ahead, past Oxford at least.
by Mark R
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thuli Bheri - Logistics
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Thuli Bheri - Logistics

The bribe he wanted to resolve the situation was astronomical. We got in as short walk from Juphail not paying the bribe. Your memory is flawed Mark - I paid the bribe to the bastard - he wouldn't let us leave town without it, even though we weren't ever intending on entering the park. $100 I think...
by Mark R
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Yealm (upper section to Mark's Bridge)
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: River Yealm (upper section to Mark's Bridge)

I ran it several times prior to writing the guide - there was definitely no barbed wire or tree blockages then.
by Mark R
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First ever whitewater paddled in India
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: First ever whitewater paddled in India

Not sure if this counts...

by Mark R
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: Cockley Beck
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Cockley Beck