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by Gary Manwaring
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HIGH VOLUME ON THE ZANSKAR
Replies: 61
Views: 12293

Don't worry gary, at least your shoes will be up to the walk out! ;-) but seriously I am not laughing... honestly. Muppet If you think that's funny, we've just been informed by Lufthansa that they have booked us on a flight where the connection in Munich isnt possible. So much for Vorsrung durch te...
by Gary Manwaring
Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HIGH VOLUME ON THE ZANSKAR
Replies: 61
Views: 12293

Just wondering if anyone had any more last minute up to date info that might be of use.

We fly to India on Saturday - should be on the Tsarap by by the middle of next week...

Thanks in advance.
by Gary Manwaring
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HIGH VOLUME ON THE ZANSKAR
Replies: 61
Views: 12293

Not quite - although given that two of the team swum on Symonds Yat, anything could happen!
by Gary Manwaring
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HIGH VOLUME ON THE ZANSKAR
Replies: 61
Views: 12293

Crikey - As Emma mentioned, Team M&M and friends are heading out that way in just under two weeks. Aim is to get on the Tsarap/Zanskar around 23 August. Not sure if that will give levels time to drop off suitably or not. Anyway, if anyone out there gets a chance to post over the next 10 days or so, ...
by Gary Manwaring
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 50 UK whitewater runs to do before you die!
Replies: 104
Views: 14743

1. There clearly aren't 50 world class runs across Blighty. The list doesn't say there are, it says 50 UK runs to do before you die. I would beg to differ with your comment anyway, there are plenty of world class rivers in Blightly, maybe you just haven't paddled them yet or you prefer a different ...
by Gary Manwaring
Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 50 UK whitewater runs to do before you die!
Replies: 104
Views: 14743

Two things immediately spring to mind:

1. There clearly aren't 50 world class runs across Blighty.

2. What on earth has the Teign done to deserve a place?
by Gary Manwaring
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Launching direction?
Replies: 30
Views: 3004

Next time I suggest you just let Marc sort himself out, rather than trying to be helpful...
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Incident
Replies: 54
Views: 8441

Waist Throwlines

I shall hold my hands up and say that I use one of these quite regularly. The logic behind my decison is that I know that in the past (and in the future) I will inevitably get out to inspect a rapid and forget the rope. The waister ensures this can't happen. If you've ever walked along the bank with...
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BA online check-in with kayaks
Replies: 3
Views: 620

It works brilliantly. You can still go to fast bag drop or whatever to get your luggage tags and then walk the boat round to oversize. The chaps on the oversize baggage drop never have a problem so youve got over the major hurdle before setting foot in the airport. I put a longer reply up last week ...
by Gary Manwaring
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying to USA With Kayak
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Other top tips for BA (and maybe some others) join the loyalty scheme so that you can check-in online the day before and print your own boarding pass - much harder to say no then. Also, the boat and paddle will ineviably have to be carried by you to oversize luggage - who can say what else might get...
by Gary Manwaring
Tue May 30, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Now, why would I post this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1566

Maybe this perchance.... "BBC History magazine editor Dave Musgrove said the choice of the Magna Carta anniversary may indicate the UK is moving on from a "dependence on World War II as the critical point in our island story". "It's fascinating, and surprising, that an event from medieval history ha...
by Gary Manwaring
Fri May 26, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: [ADVERT] River Wye canoe transfers
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

As for Daffers comment - I'd hoped this was tongue in cheek and not meant seriously. I for one would not let a soggy wet kayaker in my car, if they can't be bothered to carry dry kit to get changed into or to strip the wet kit off then they can walk or wait at the get out until the shuttle is done ...
by Gary Manwaring
Thu May 25, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Air Tight Compartments
Replies: 58
Views: 5790

I cant believer how reckless everyone is being: remember, "safety is no accident". Surely the only safe option for anyone venturing onto Grade 3+ water is a watertight compartment containing 2 airbags - it is quite conceivable that you would lose the hatch, the cover would pop and one airbag get a p...
by Gary Manwaring
Wed May 17, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative French Alps Runs
Replies: 28
Views: 5324

David McCraw wrote: Unless you fancy a mammoth upstream paddle fest, you won't get back to the Rab from the confluence of the Guil and Durance!
Are you sure?
by Gary Manwaring
Wed May 17, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative French Alps Runs
Replies: 28
Views: 5324

And lets be honest, if Mark considers it a "tree choked evil ditch", then you aint interested.
by Gary Manwaring
Wed May 17, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alternative French Alps Runs
Replies: 28
Views: 5324

Guil, top to bottom

I always wanted to do a run on the Guil from top to bottom, but personally would look at doing one or two sections above Chateau Q and finishing at the dam, rather than getting a shuttle around the gorge and then finishing on (what I would expect you would consider after the earlier stretches) x mil...
by Gary Manwaring
Tue May 16, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pentax W10 or Olympus 720SW?
Replies: 22
Views: 4859

Pentax W10

While I can't comment on anything about this camera yet as mine only arrived yesterday and the battery needed charging, I got a slightly better deal from purelygadgets.co.uk and it turmed up in about 3 days.

It certainly looks nice enough.
by Gary Manwaring
Wed May 10, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camping the Nile
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

I would camp

While I would echo everyone's sentiments regarding the amount of kit that is (or isnt) required for Uganda, I would be tempted to take my own tent if staying at NRE. I know that there has been some more "luxury" accomoation built recently, but all of the bandas were full when we went and we ended up...
by Gary Manwaring
Thu May 04, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Getting to Briancon without a car, flying in. Any tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 4933

What about the train?

Unless you can secure yourself a ludicrously cheap flight with Easyjet, have you looked into getting the Eurostar to Paris and then a SNCF sleeper all the way to Briancon (via Embrun)? Its a bit like the SnowTrain but full of Frenchies. Ive done this a couple of times and it is far preferable in my ...
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old or New
Replies: 66
Views: 8984

Gary Manwaring wrote:Excellent.

Havent had as much much fun since the bloke who proposed to paddle round the world's trouble spots.

More please Mr McCraw.

PS. Hopper - the Inazone was so before the prozone
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old or New
Replies: 66
Views: 8984

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by Gary Manwaring
Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Party of parties at the Dart
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Muppet, You may not be aware but I am unable to make that weekend due to snow related commitments, and then Im taking your girlfriend on holiday for the next two. Perhaps you could rearrange this for some time in April or early May, which will have the added advantage of longer warmer evenings. Than...
by Gary Manwaring
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: seven2 @ 2006 NEC
Replies: 108
Views: 11938

Well, if were being educated, someone could at least let us know what LASER stands for.

Light And Sound Emitting Ray maybe??
by Gary Manwaring
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Bitches - tides and stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

The Bitches - tides and stuff

As much as I dont like these sorts of posts, the web seems singularly useless for long range tide tables.

Anyone know, or know a link to show, suitable dates to head to deepest darkest St Davids this year...?

Thanks
by Gary Manwaring
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access debate on fishingmagic
Replies: 241
Views: 52522

Just on a point of order...

I'm confident that theft is now technically a statutory offence contrary to the Theft Act 1968.

Murder, for instance, is a better example of a common law offence that has not (yet) been codified.

Appolgies, but I do so enjoy these legal debates that go out of control.
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Situation In Landeck RE: Floods last year
Replies: 23
Views: 4176

We were also out there end of June/start of July and the floods were a good couple of weeks after we got back.

No idea what effect they had, but judging from the photos posted at the time the Sanna at least will be different somehow...
by Gary Manwaring
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boats on KLM
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

KLM

Im tempted to say the first rule of flying a kayak is to avoid KLM like the plague, but in the circumstances the second rule is probably more useful... That is, take advantage of any on-line check in that is available. That way you might be able to avoid the pedantic check in staff and go straight t...
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access debate on fishingmagic
Replies: 241
Views: 52522

fishing debate

Well, with half an hour to kill at work and having thoroughly enjoyed this thread for the last week, I thought I'd chuck in my tuppence. For once I will refrain from posting intelligent and witty nonsense and be serious instead. Most people are generally decent sorts. These threads mostly prove that...
by Gary Manwaring
Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any good at football?
Replies: 43
Views: 4626

Football

As a March birthday, I guess it is only to be expected that I am a nauturally gifted allrounder.

David Musgrove, who is an August birthday, and hence a school-year-baby-face, totally sucks at footy.

Theory proven.
by Gary Manwaring
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waist throwline
Replies: 47
Views: 6767

Ive never really understood the condescending attitiude adopted by some people to waist mounted throwlines. Yes, they might spoil the overall look; Yes, they might be a compromise on size; Yes, they get in the way when you put your deck on. No, they wont be in your boat when you get out to do what y...