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by nina
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: River Eden - Lazonby to Armathwaite
Replies: 27
Views: 9233

Re: River Eden level

The river had burst it's banks, covering the fields on either side at Lazonby bridge and encroaching on the road when I spoke to my dad yesterday. There's flood warnings covering Armathwaite too.
by nina
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My soggy mobile phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

I've dunked the same phone twice, once when pushed into the lake at Camping Des Ecrins whilst fully dressed, by a drunk naked mad person (possibly from Stirling). Left it alone for a few days, was totally fine. Second time was entirely my fault, I put it through a wash in my jeans pocket, left it to...
by nina
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Clubs in Glasgow
Replies: 18
Views: 1492

D'you mean kayaking clubs? If so the Glasgow Kayak Club are a good bunch. I moved back up in 2006 for a year, I didn't paddle as much as I should have, but was made to feel very welcome for the sessions I did go to.
by nina
Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing - Health Benefits - NHS
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Jean Boatman
Nominative determinism?
by nina
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mossies
Replies: 20
Views: 4024

It's the Vit B in Marmite they don't like, apparently. Same with garlic/onions, though it's the sulphur compounds in those that does the trick. I bought Boots Soltan with mossie repellent in it (you can get aftersun with it in as well), which seems to work just fine, and you're not piling on masses ...
by nina
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thank/Embarrass those who helped you improve your paddling
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Carrick Armer, Adam Dumolo, Owen Jackson, Gilly Turner and Andy Keen, because at various times they have all been very, very, very patient, very encouraging and very tolerant of my continual ability to be bloody hopeless.
by nina
Sun May 18, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Aid courses
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Dave Hepworth who runs Extreme Care does excellent First Aid courses. Extreme Care Website. I'm sure it depends where you are, but you should get in touch with him if it's convenient.
by nina
Sat May 17, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: There is not enough "anti" love: Post Photos
Replies: 32
Views: 4944

Shifty wrote:It was indeed a good day for me to spend being hungover at the campsite.
Was that not the day we went swimming and Savage misplaced his bollock because the water was so cold?
by nina
Sun May 11, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chamonix to Briancon
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

We did the journey in reverse last year, went over the Col Galibier to Chamonix from Briancon. If you PM Ben Wilman or Steve Hutton on the LUUCC forum, they might know the route as they were the drivers (I was mostly asleep...). You'll need to check if the Kayaking Is Not A Crime sticker that we st...
by nina
Sun May 11, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chamonix to Briancon
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

We did the journey in reverse last year, went over the Col Galibier to Chamonix from Briancon. If you PM Ben Wilman or Steve Hutton on the LUUCC forum, they might know the route as they were the drivers (I was mostly asleep...). You'll need to check if the Kayaking Is Not A Crime sticker that we stu...
by nina
Mon May 05, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which rivers are good for swimming on a sunny day?
Replies: 50
Views: 16335

In Scotland, Inchcailloch is a lovely wee island in Loch Lomond. It's got beaches, a campsite, bbqs, woods, graveyards and ruins. And a regular ferry from Balmaha. Dollar Glen is nice, it's been many years since I last went up there but there's two burns (of Care and Sorrow) and one has a nice plung...
by nina
Mon May 05, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Which rivers are good for swimming on a sunny day?
Replies: 50
Views: 16335

Any top ones near-ish to Leeds apart from Linton Locks? I stopped swimming in rivers/lochs when I was little and I'm realising that I've missed it rather a lot.
by nina
Thu May 01, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: There is not enough love - Post photos
Replies: 230
Views: 36108

Matt Lilly from Lincoln showing some (slightly camp) love for a minikeg of Desperados in the Alps last summer. I think this was Boater X, so excuses most indiscretions... (Sorry for pinching your photo Paul)[/img] I've clearly just suggested that I could pour some wine down that funnel, followed by...
by nina
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: There is not enough love - Post photos
Replies: 230
Views: 36108

Image

Matt Lilly from Lincoln showing some (slightly camp) love for a minikeg of Desperados in the Alps last summer. I think this was Boater X, so excuses most indiscretions...

(Sorry for pinching your photo Paul)[/img]
by nina
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spectacle wearers do you fog up ?
Replies: 56
Views: 5873

I used to have stuff for stopping my goggles from misting up when I was swimming 5 days a week. It's from Speedo and it's just called Speedo Anti-Fog Spray. Worked really, really well. I got it from JJB Sports, but that was a few years ago, Google it maybe?
by nina
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera Deal much talked about Olympus MJU790 £85 @ Tesco
Replies: 47
Views: 8283

Well, after being very cross with myself in the first place for having lost my lovely camera, and then being annoyed at missing out on this rather good offer because I was too slow, someone's just texted me to tell me they picked my camera up at the rodeo and forgotten about it, and would I like it ...
by nina
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: When easy grades get strained..
Replies: 25
Views: 3389

Oh goodness, that's a horrible situation, but could have so easily been avoided. I spent so much time on the river whilst working at Acorn Adventure telling the kids NOT to grab hold of the branches because that would make you capsize. All that because he wanted to rescue his hat?! Not worth it I th...
by nina
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Move? - The Harry Potter
Replies: 13
Views: 2199

Killing time AND advertising your fine company there. Good stuff, and who said guys couldn't multitask!
by nina
Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dilemma...
Replies: 14
Views: 2081

A few years ago I had a panic attack on the Crake (totally unrelated to paddling, was dissertation/finals time and I shouldn't have been paddling), so got out, hiked across many, many fields with a sodding Redline and sat on the side of the road whilst the lovely Pyro went and got the shuttle. Whils...
by nina
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera Deal much talked about Olympus MJU790 £85 @ Tesco
Replies: 47
Views: 8283

Oooh, my mu600 has gone walkies (sadly sans insurance which ran out in January...), may need to invest in this one, good spot!
by nina
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Co-operation
Replies: 27
Views: 3161

I was about to say that it sounds awesome, but totally nuts, and then remembered that I used to spend many a happy Easter holiday swimming in Loch Lomond in April. It's not going to be as cold as the Channel in January, but it wasn't exactly warm! Could be something I might have to look into! You're...
by nina
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dumb police response in Lakes.
Replies: 52
Views: 5029

I see it is someone, who actually gave a damn and cared. Sure, the note on the car is probably not the correct thing to do in the current light of a small percentage of the population who would take that as a big green light to do some 'shopping'. How in this case is it being suggested that the UK ...
by nina
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dumb police response in Lakes.
Replies: 52
Views: 5029

I can appreciate both sides really. Langwathby and the surrounding areas aren't exactly major crime hotspots, but the last thing you want is to take the risk of losing your property. However the police are still understandably twitchy about accidents on the river since Sue Bennett, a competent paddl...
by nina
Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help Needed. Why Do You Kayak/Canoe?
Replies: 48
Views: 4233

Aside from the rather amazing social side of it, I paddle because I find it puts the rest of my life into perspective. I can get quite stressed at times, but when I am in that kind of state I can think about rivers I've paddled and the challenges I've risen to (I'm not the best or most confident pad...
by nina
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Summer Camps in England
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Don't know about Acorn; I've never worked for them, and probably won't be as I now work in Local Authority. Acorn's not too bad. Worked for them the summer of '06 and really enjoyed myself. The only problem (and it was a big problem) was the recruitment manager (a gent called Ned) at head office di...
by nina
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Mantra
Replies: 66
Views: 6167

I tend to swear. A lot.
by nina
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling girlfriends/boyfriends ...?
Replies: 152
Views: 24425

Scientific research has shown that girl paddlers are short and aggresive. Only consider dating them if you have balls of steal or have access to strong sedatives. Hmmmm.... I must be the one exception to this statistic then, as I'm not short at all. Aggressive I guess makes sense, at least for whit...
by nina
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teachers...?!
Replies: 64
Views: 7538

Soon to be a Physics teacher, currently working in a school as a lab technician and it hasn't put me off, yet...
And I'm loving the holidays too!
by nina
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Otters
Replies: 53
Views: 5442

Keeno, we made an otter holt on an Eden Community Outdoors project (with the late Sue Bennet) years ago, and when we came back a year later there were little tiny otters play fighting on the bank. The mother was really big though, wouldn't have wanted to get any closer, the teeth looked rather sharp!
by nina
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling is/is not inclusive to women...?
Replies: 116
Views: 11727

I am a uni boater (of sorts) too, but am not a student anymore. Brum (the uni I boat with most) has very strong lady paddlers, and lots of them. They run the show (we are on our third lady captain in a row). I am not saying that is how river trips are with Brum, or even at any other club I have bee...