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by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh River Level Predictor
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Welsh River Level Predictor

Have you managed any comparisons between what it predicted & what actually happened?
by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chile trip cancelled, no refund.......?
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Chile trip cancelled, no refund.......?

People submitting KS videos don't generally use tour operators. You'd have to find out what Chilean law says about this (& remember that he is just as capable of seeing this discussion)
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Used kayak price guide
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Used kayak price guide

Totally random, very old boats on eBay seem to go for far more than a kayaker would pay for them.

It probably wasn't more than recommended retail price, just more than someone else was prepared to sell it for.
by jmmoxon
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Steve Backshall in Suriname
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Steve Backshall in Suriname

Also start of episode 4 (same link)
by jmmoxon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: London mountain film festival
Replies: 0
Views: 130

London mountain film festival

£10 pass includes Ice Canoeing along with 20 other outdoor films: https://www.londonmountainfestival.com/finalists
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Steve Backshall in Suriname
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Steve Backshall in Suriname

New series about the risks they took - episode 2 finishes with canoeing at 43 mins (you have to register to see it):
https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/exped ... tch-online
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Steve Backshall in Greenland
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Steve Backshall in Greenland

Helmet is probably to hold the Comms system & camera. Series is still available on Dave, with a new one about the risks they took just being shown. Episode 2 starts with the separation & polar bear (you need to register): https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/expedition-with-steve-backshall-unpacked/wat...
by jmmoxon
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is Rainchasers no longer supported on PC?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Is Rainchasers no longer supported on PC?

There's also river.app or whitewater.guide

Alternatively back to the EA & NRW sites, or:
https://riverlevels.uk/map#.X9zaERinyDY
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Public access to land and waterways time for change
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Public access to land and waterways time for change

10% of England is urban, 25% cultivated crops, 7% is already access land, so in reality nearer 50%...
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rainchasers - app.alling decision
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Rainchasers - app.alling decision

Basically it will stop working anyway when EA / NRW update how they supply their data & due to the way it was set up it isn't a quick fix, whilst the app has been designed to cover all the mistakes made when setting up the original website.
by jmmoxon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Frome - Woolverton to Freshbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 6065

Re: River Frome - Woolverton to Freshbrook

The weir above Iford also has an Archimedes screw that takes most of the water. Fish pass at right side is too narrow for a kayak, but slot down centre does run. Suggested take out at freshford has private property : keep out signs all around field, the alternative river left above bridge is quite s...
by jmmoxon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE

Website is a mess of fixes on temporary patches which he hasn't the time to repair, whilst the app has started from scratch & will have other features in time.
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Interview with Steve Backshall
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Interview with Steve Backshall

Starts with mention of sea kayaking in Scotland:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -backshall
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: White water kayaking?
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: White water kayaking?

If you've been playing in tide races, should be no problem.
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE

Plus rainchasers website is being replaced by an app (of same name)
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Frome - Woolverton to Freshbrook
Replies: 9
Views: 6065

Re: River Frome - Woolverton to Freshbrook

Lullington weir has been changed again, so do inspect, but easily portaged. Landowner at A36 bridge (Woolverton put in) asked that paddlers phone them beforehand to let them know, as they had a nasty incident where horse was scared by kayaks a few years ago. No problem crossing their field (downstre...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 14
Views: 2562

Re: next step in when to go boating?

All links on previous posts still working. Dartcom rain gauge broke & was replaced by a much more reliable model (metoffice rainfall predictions generally still over estimate though). EA river levels are supposed to be updating more frequently in the near future & NRW are changing their presentation...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh River Level Predictor
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Welsh River Level Predictor

EA do it for some rivers, e.g. Trent, but I haven't found a list of which other rivers are already available: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/2102 Jamie conn set up: http://isthedartrunning.co.uk/ NRW presentation is changing: https://naturalresources.wales/evidence-and-data...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER MELLS
Replies: 3
Views: 3314

Re: RIVER MELLS

Paddled at 0.45 on gauge (new link): https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3050 At least that level means there's enough to scrape the 'empty' section (although you have to portage the footbridge & weir). Several trees to portage, & the bridge mentioned by andya. Another foot of w...
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Canoeing
Topic: Countryfile Children in Need ramble
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Countryfile Children in Need ramble

includes a bit of Peak District paddling at 3 mins (& climbing at 32):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... eed-ramble

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice
Replies: 28
Views: 1304

Re: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice

You still have more flow heading out to sea for a greater percentage of time, than coming in. So high tide in the upper reaches is fresh water blocked from exiting, rather than sea water ingress.
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice
Replies: 28
Views: 1304

Re: Coast to Coast - Humber estuary advice

A lot of rivers flow into the Humber, so paddling up it will be more critical on timings than down, but then I don't know where you'd launch or land at low tide...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence
Replies: 101
Views: 32766

Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Simonsbath (Sb) gauge (see also previous message): https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3242 To give some idea on how it relates to Brushford (Bf) - this weekend Sb started at 0.35, whilst Bf was 0.75; Friday Sb peaked at 0.94, Bf 1.33; then Sb dropped to 0.46, whilst Bf 0.94 & S...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)
Replies: 5
Views: 4333

Re: RIVER BARLE (Withypool to Tarr Steps)

See Tarr Steps to Dulverton thread for how Simonsbath gauge related to Brushford one (used by rainchasers & river app) this weekend.
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Confused by Rainchsers gauges - Yorkshire, NE

Gauges belong to EA, not rainchasers. Some (e.g. swale - it peaked on Saturday & Wednesday) don't report that often, unless it's flooding (to save money) & rainchasers doesn't fill in the gaps, so doesn't show Wed peak. Some gauges are upstream of section, others downstream, so water arrives at diff...
by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Does anyone recognise this sea kayak?
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Does anyone recognise this sea kayak?

Or could be from https://romankayaks.com/

Pretty sure it's not lost a letter from Romany...

Not a Seahawk: viewtopic.php?p=97471

Nor huntsman: viewtopic.php?t=116946
by jmmoxon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Bray (Leeham Ford Bridge to Newtown Bridge)
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: River Bray (Leeham Ford Bridge to Newtown Bridge)

Both gauges, at start & finish, are now online. Paddled today & I wouldn't bother getting on at Leeham - there are 2 heavy duty sheep fences above & below the low bridge & several tree portages (no barb wire though). There is another road bridge before you get to Brayford & the river is much more op...