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by Mark R
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kernow Grand Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 146

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: 327

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: 826

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: 310

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: 560

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: 616

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: 2
Views: 2334

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: 596

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: 344

Cockley Beck

by Mark R
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: Reach Lode
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Reach Lode

by Mark R
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Purbeck rescue
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Purbeck rescue

Apologies for the disgusting medium...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... orset.html
by Mark R
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Garry
Replies: 0
Views: 434

River Garry

by Mark R
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Scotland - Central Highlands
Topic: River Gaur
Replies: 0
Views: 303

River Gaur

by Mark R
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Glenmuir Water
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Glenmuir Water

by Mark R
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Scaur Water
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Scaur Water

by Mark R
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: Enterkin Burn
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Enterkin Burn

by Mark R
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: England's Best Grade 3 river?
Replies: 24
Views: 2150

Re: England's Best Grade 3 river?

Wot Morsey said.
by Mark R
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Not looking good
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: Not looking good

Now confirmed dead. Very sorry to hear this news.
by Mark R
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.
Replies: 50
Views: 4646

Re: Worst Whitewater boat you have paddled.

Image

No further discussion is necessary.
by Mark R
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescue off north Cornwall
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Re: Rescue off north Cornwall

Ailien wrote at length about her rescue - https://www.facebook.com/ailien.rhijnsburger
by Mark R
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Muckle Flugga
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: Muckle Flugga

Out Stack selfie! https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12924484_972524749489939_3782034940614878054_n.jpg?oh=6a228f8263e614648cf4070df0ff8a12&oe=57E9366D Some pics - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Rainsley-adventures-writing-photography-other-stuff-650697998339284/photos/?tab=album&album_id=...
by Mark R
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wye guidebook
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Wye guidebook

I've just written one - hope it is useful. In particular, I've tried to bring the access situation up to date.

http://www.pesdapress.com/product_info. ... anner_id=9
by Mark R
Fri May 27, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Living on the edge leaflet Page 29
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Re: Living on the edge leaflet Page 29

'The absence of legislation legally enshrining a public right of responsible access to our heritage of non-tidal watercourses or inland lakes (such as that which exists in Scotland, and indeed most developed nations on earth) has created a legal vacuum which has sadly been exploited by some folk and...
by Mark R
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bolivian nostalgia/ ego trip
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Bolivian nostalgia/ ego trip

I just dug out my photos of a great WW trip of years past...

https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Rainsley- ... 998339284/

Why is this still not a common destination? The place and paddling is nothing short of mind blowing.
by Mark R
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea Kayaking guide work in Sardinia.
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Sea Kayaking guide work in Sardinia.

A friend of mine has done it.