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by Sophie King
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: East Lyn Levels
Replies: 76
Views: 15251

Re: East Lyn Levels

Walked from Watersmeet to the gorge, it looked high! [fri 17/07/09] I've not paddled the river before so my thoughts are probably of little use to absolutely useless, and I didn't go into the town and look at the island which seems to be where you jugde the level from. Breaking out in the gorge wou...
by Sophie King
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: East Lyn Levels
Replies: 76
Views: 15251

Re: East Lyn Levels

Sorry Ray don't think I know you?............I don't paddle with anyone called Ray.
by Sophie King
Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: East Lyn Levels
Replies: 76
Views: 15251

Re: East Lyn Levels

Is there any water in the Lyn at the moment? was hoping to get down there this weekend but weatheronline didn't recoerd much. Could any locals let us know what the levels have been doing.
Has the tree been cleared out of the double drop on the Brendon section?
by Sophie King
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82073

Lapping onto the ledge by about 25cm at 6pm sunday evening, according to friends on Dartmoor. Lets hope the rain keeps up.
by Sophie King
Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Checklist for entering the world of PRO-BOATING
Replies: 30
Views: 2354

Paddling is your first priority. Tyler Curtis said "I am totally 100% addicted to kayaking"
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Welding
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Yeah ordering 1 tomorrow just got to decide on a colour, thinking red?
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trousers
Replies: 11
Views: 1077

If you get the Yak ones go for the slightly more expensive Kamsin trousers as they have reinforrced knees and bum. IR are doing some urban camo trousers which look good.
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best spraydeck?
Replies: 54
Views: 9946

I have been using the same playboater deck for 2 years now and it is still good. Not the most full on deck available but very good value at about £60.
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: solo paddling
Replies: 43
Views: 2602

Solo paddling can be an amazing experience on rivers you know well. Yes there are safety issues and shuttle problems but the feeling of just you and the river is well worth the hassle/risks.
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: austria
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

orlandinio: oooh is this going to be a AUSTRIA vs FRANCE debate. I vote for austria, friendlier locals, friendlier bars, epic water, reed (sp?) wave is cool, plenty for all levels , and its green ......................................................................... I had a 12km walk with no lift...
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat Welding
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Performance Kayaks

"A Welded boat is not recommended for use on White Water."

Ooops got 8 welds on my jefe. put 2 more splits in it today maybe time for a new shell? ;-)
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 82073

Good levels on Dartmoor yesterday, the start of high levels on the Dart after midday. Dartcom is showing 6mm this morning should be going at a low level again this morning.
by Sophie King
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: austria
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Went to Austria in early june this year on our way to France. Stayed at the riffler campsite in landeck, right on the river bank and at the take out for the Sanna and the Landeck Gorge. 2 of the best play runs in the area. We had high levels and there were some great waves on offer. Would suggest ru...
by Sophie King
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: East Lyn Levels
Replies: 76
Views: 15251

The gorge is all good to go paddled it on sunday. A couple of trees remain in 2 eddy's on river right but the line is clear up to high medium flows at least?
by Sophie King
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Opinions please: EXPEDITION creek boat
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Jefe Grande definately worth a look. I paddle the mid sized jefe and love it.
by Sophie King
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Nomad 8.5
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

A family friend had their 4x4 stolen from their driveway as they were packing to go on holiday. The car was all packed ready to leave and they went into the house to get their 2 small children. When they came back out it was gone. It wasn't fitted with a tracking device and was never recovered by th...
by Sophie King
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: The Mighty Pots!
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

We were on the Lyn on sunday and staying in exeter overnight so hit it on monday morning before we went home. The boys went for a dark session on sunday evening paddling under the light from the footbridge and the pub.
by Sophie King
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Nomad 8.5
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Yes spot on, I didn't realise that they were readily availabe. Fixed inside your boat and fully waterproof it should work shouldn't it?
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle kit??
Replies: 46
Views: 2808

Yes andy it is me in my photo. Rescue wise my boyfriend is usually close by on the river making sure I am ok, he is also a paddler. xxx
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You Know Your A Paddler If... (Now with 100 Reasons)
Replies: 148
Views: 11646

Cute
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Me and friends going boating
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Yes I was referring to the more hardcore section. Better rivers on Dartmoor to make your 1st run on. Alternatives include Loop section on the Dart, then you could do the Upper Dart if you wanted a more challenging run. The Erme flowing out through Ivybridge, walking up from the viaduct at the moorla...
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Me and friends going boating
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

The Walkham on Dartmoor? It only goes after very heavy rain i.e. when the river Dart is up sth steps at Newbridge. You want creek boats ideally.
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle kit??
Replies: 46
Views: 2808

I carry as little as possible. A bit naughty I know but regularly I will only carry:
20m throwline in my boat
sling in my BA
a knife
a whistle and a couple of carabinas

Things I know I should be carrying in additon:
A mobile
1st aid kit
pullys
a second line on me?..............the list goes on.
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: You Know Your A Paddler If... (Now with 100 Reasons)
Replies: 148
Views: 11646

When the value of the kit in your car and the boats on your roof far exceed the value of your car. When you wake up and your first thought is has it been raining. When you put paddling before work. You have hard skin on the inside of your thumbs from gripping your paddle. Money is spent in your mind...
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Nomad 8.5
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Would be good to fit a small tracker in the back of your boat, like they fit to cars. Then if it was lost or stolen you could locate it with a GPS.
by Sophie King
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: rizzanese - Petition against the dam scheme
Replies: 10
Views: 791

I am posting the link on all my friend's facebook walls even if they aren't paddlers. If it just helps to show support and the scheme goes ahead anyway, it will give the local paddlers at the frontline of the problem a lift. xxxx
by Sophie King
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: The Mighty Pots!
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Sunday evening Pots looked sweet. Both radials were equal, feeding into a fast neat foam pile in the middle. Looked almost perfect. Had a play this morning before driving back to London, had dropped but was still worth a session. xxx
by Sophie King
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: East Lyn Levels
Replies: 76
Views: 15251

Was low yesterday we did circuits on the gorge after putting in at Watersmeet. The drop there still went but not much water coming in at the confluence with the little trib. Some guys were clearing wood out of the gorge, all clear and runnable when we got there. Well done ;-) kiss
by Sophie King
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart access
Replies: 6
Views: 2397

Only takes about 15 minutes to walk back to Newbridge from Holne Bridge up the road. Worse case scenario leave your boats at Holne bridge down by the water out the way and walk back to the car. Have carried my playboat over the hill before but that is an effort. Plenty to lock boats to at the take o...
by Sophie King
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stolen Nomad 8.5
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Did you get your Nomad back?