Search found 22848 matches

by Mark R
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 24
Views: 946

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: 202

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: 512

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: 992

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: 456

Re: 3 Peaks By Kayak

Sounds great, have a fun adventure.
by Mark R
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking - Gear
Topic: Toggles Re-threading New Decklines
Replies: 3
Views: 439

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: 139

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: 824

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: 365

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: 492

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: 982

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: 377

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: 291

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: 3382

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 - Gear
Topic: Cameras and salt water
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

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: 2015

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: 1489

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: 595

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: 2810

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: 2810

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: 704

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 628

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: 1907

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: 1008

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.