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by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

Dee, teifi & Usk had recorded descents well before the 1960s / fibreglass revolution (see above link).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First descent of Fairy Glen
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: First descent of Fairy Glen

This thread mentions 4 groups of paddlers who think they may have been the first, but the Welsh rivers claims it was 1982:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=98163

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BBC River Walks
Replies: 0
Views: 170

BBC River Walks

A selection of classic rivers, with a smattering of paddling:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0btrpht

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: next step in when to go boating?

Farson now combines rainfall & river level on a graph (no predictions though):
https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/ ... artmoor-tc
by jmmoxon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: next step in when to go boating?

As well as the links above, the graph on "Is The Dart Running" offers a handy attempt at prediction too: http://isthedartrunning.co.uk/graph.html Unfortunately, even the "what's already happened" rain gauge data from dartcom isn't reliable, as it over-records when windy. EA also have other rivers -...
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Recommend Me A Good WW Book Please

Text books are hard to read, try 'Kayak' by William Nealy (assuming it is still in print). The diagrams have never really been improved on by anyone, there is a good dose of humour to maintain interest, and I think that all the American terminology has been absorbed into British river speak now. Ha...
by jmmoxon
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nice vid
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Nice vid

In theory it gives you more leverage to lift the bow on boofs off ramps, whether it does in practice...
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Another tragic kayaking fatality in Nepal.

The third was a Spanish paddler on tamba kosi in October. Terrible news.
by jmmoxon
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing Down Everest
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Canoeing Down Everest

The only problem is you can get a copy for £5.5O on abebooks...
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Upper Dart Yard Sale // 1 December
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Upper Dart Yard Sale // 1 December

We picked up a cold & tired Rainey after his day out...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 1501

Re: Warm When Wet

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:56 pm
You North American continentals, I really don't know. :-)
Canada - centigrade, USA - farenheit, pounds & (different) gallons
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Chalky723 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 am
Unless you're in the habit of taking them to dank car parks for your days out it's a non issue really. You'd be better off parking in town.
He is a kayaker...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

As they don't advertise the cafe I doubt they expect anyone apart from activity customers (who's use fee is presumably included in their price) & kayakers...
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nice vid
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Nice vid

Looks good, but not quite sure what's so exceptional about the video...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Between the two threads there are two people who questioned the charge having been caught out (who may have been in the same group), two others who questioned it, but apparently haven't been there recently. Rest either knew there was a charge, but weren't necessarily clear what it was for, or were u...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I've paddled the Dee hundreds of times and there's little choice but to pay for parking. In my view this makes the whole thing feel more like a trip to a theme park than an escape to the outdoors. There are actually quite a lot of other options if you inconvenience yourself a little, either paddlin...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Some paddlers know there's a charge & take advantage of the gate not being manned to avoid paying, that is why she is upset. Others don't realise there is a charge to USE the site, but don't help matters as they don't clarify the situation on arrival - better signage would help here. Inflaming what ...
by jmmoxon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

Actually, he is correct, IF there was no signage; however, there is a sign at the entrance which clearly states the charge & it's been there for at least 3 years, but it's not what you'd be looking at whilst pulling off a busy road, so something additional is required. It is enough for the police to...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charges at Mile End Mill
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Charges at Mile End Mill

Post on river active Facebook page shows sign at entrance, whilst not large it is pretty clear - "cost for using this site is £3.OO per person", unfortunately people aren't likely to be looking at it whilst leaving a busy road.
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

If there is a barrier present before parking, then it is not an offence to restrict movement by closing it (read between purple bars): http://www.landlordsguild.com/private-land-car-parking-and-the-protection-of-freedoms-act-2012/ Local Police unlikely to accept a car full of kayakers are being bull...
by jmmoxon
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I appreciate they may have been inexperienced/taken unawares, but this was a crucial mistake because it will only embolden the cafe owner to bully people for money - probably illegally. Indeed, had she phoned the DVLA, they would have told her to bugger off. A better response would have been to pol...
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where will there be water next 5 days
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Where will there be water next 5 days

For England & Wales (there could still be paddleable levels without requiring a warning): https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/5-day-flood-risk Longer term, north & west predicted to have normal flows, east Scotland, Midlands & south-east England lower: http://www.hydoutuk.net/latest-out...
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 79457

Re: Dart Levels

Has a graph of predicted levels:
http://isthedartrunning.co.uk
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: next step in when to go boating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: next step in when to go boating?

Or maybe not after Brexit...

Interestingly the first link is lower than predicted, the second is higher & other 3 are pretty much spot on at moment.

Is the dart running seems to adjust to the latest report.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: Marine Biopolymers - Kelp Harvesting

Doesn't look as though they are getting it all their own way:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-46303185

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Xtremist (Shaun Baker on 4od)
Replies: 23
Views: 3391

Re: Xtremist (Shaun Baker on 4od)

Waterfall kayak:

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River white water training for sea kayaking?
Replies: 33
Views: 1362

Re: River white water training for sea kayaking?

Best test to find out what actually happens is get someone to push you straight out from the bank then try edging the boat - otherwise it's the paddle doing all the work...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Wanted - searching for the finmen
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Wanted - searching for the finmen

Luckily a copy came up for (just) less than the cover price...