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by stonercanoe
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Every one again thanks for the comments. Would have been nice if some one from BC had given input? Playing devil's advocate, if really senior people at BC were asked their preference, whether they could have legally clear open access, or at least 2 golds guaranteed at every Olympics and World Champi...
by stonercanoe
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Had my response back from my MP, basically his response is, blah blah blah blah blah, voluntary agreements, blah blah blah. Have you seen the signs the Wye and Usk Foundation have had up for ages on the Usk? These signs have EAW, and Welsh Assembly , Coutryside Council for Wales logo on them . NRW h...
by stonercanoe
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Hi Pam, still being abused in 2020. This should have been resolved years ago. As long as BC get their medals then all is fine. With the advent of more artificial courses for slalom who needs river access? I know this is cynical, but that is how I feel. Fed up and let down. I know about the new campa...
by stonercanoe
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Annoyed, fed up. BC don't get it?

Saturday 7 March I was kayaking the Usk from Sennibridge to Brecon with two friends, one happens to be 17, the other female. As we arrived at Aberbran I saw a car go over the bridge and stop. As we got closer the driver was in the field river left at the river's edge and aggressively started shoutin...
by stonercanoe
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Yscir
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Yscir

Ran it 0.45 after the big storm , still no portages apart from the weir. Pleasantly surprised.
Jas
by stonercanoe
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Age range, beat this?
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Age range, beat this?

Can you beat this?
Paddled the Usk today, oldest 78, youngest 3, on a bit of grade 2 mainly grade 1.
75 year age difference! Can anyone beat that?
Jason.
by stonercanoe
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

Sorry, am I being dull? Is CW asking us to not paddle this section? If I have a legal right to navigate all year round, which is CW policy, and a land owner's bridge falls on me, then surely the land owner is liable? If the owner takes 10 years to fix the bridge then this section is closed for 10 ye...
by stonercanoe
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Don't know if the honesty box is new. A local told me about it.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

John fancy ruining a conspiracy theory! Spoken to a mate who lives in Crickhowell, they do have a traffic warden at the weekend and he is enthusiastic in doing his job! Some good news, if you have a lot of cars, on the weekend you can park in the high school car park if you make a donation in an hon...
by stonercanoe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Sorry, did not read them .
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

Don't know who issued the tickets. There are no traffic wardens in Crickhowell, so has to be police?
Or the landowner's game warden is a special constable on a weekend???????
It will be interesting to see what happens to badly parked cars next time Green Man is on?
by stonercanoe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Re: Warning warning Crickhowell

In my understanding that has always been the law. I live locally and you never see the police. The pavement goes nowhere as it finishes there. With my conspiracy hat on has an anti paddling land owner made a complaint? I know on busy days other outdoor users such as walkers/dog walkers park there. J...
by stonercanoe
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Warning warning Crickhowell
Replies: 13
Views: 1116

Warning warning Crickhowell

Did Brecon to Crickhowell today in canoe, 4 and a half hours, not bad! At Crickhowell opposite the small layby, 3 cars were parked on the pavement, not in the way nor blocking the gate, and they all got parking tickets. I have parked there for 20 years and not had a problem. Don't understand it as t...
by stonercanoe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Northern Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Northern Spain

Trying to remember what I have paddled west of Sort. Rio Gallego, grade 2 to 3, dam release, did it once. Rio Ara, have done this several times. Great run. Two sections that can be run as one. 7km grade 4, really good, then 15 km of 2 to 3 with 1 grade 4, equally nice. Friends have done the section ...
by stonercanoe
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

At lower levels there are more surf waves Aberbran to Brecon than Sennibridge to Aberbran, in my opinion.
Both sections go well together. Aberbran down is a great intro to white water.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kids helmets -- which one?
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Kids helmets -- which one?

Quite a few brands do centre helmets and these often come in small, extra small sizes.
I would recommend trying helmets on to make sure it fits, is comfy, and for children looks good!
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Usk - SennyBridge to Brecon

Ran it Saturday. The fishing boards are permanent but easily avoided.
The bridge was badly damaged last winter and is being fixed. I guess it could fall down on you the moment you pass under it, but looks solid enough.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: kids BA vs spraydeck
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: kids BA vs spraydeck

As a club we use children's nylon and neoprene decks for the dynamo. To start with in the pool before going outside the choice was the child's, being supported by a coach.
When ready they very quickly used the neoprene deck.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gone very quiet
Replies: 26
Views: 2864

Re: Gone very quiet

I don't do Facebook!
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Yscir
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Yscir

Ran it low, 0.38 , no portages. Very nice woman let us put in through her garden! The normal get on had nettles and brambles and I was in shorts.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Lower Grywne
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: Lower Grywne

Ran it today 10.03.2019, level 0.35. No portages apart from the weir. Jason
by stonercanoe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr
Replies: 24
Views: 6823

Re: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr

I have had 2 different mates watch paddlers walk over the crops, and drag boats over the crops. When approached about it they didn't give a dam.
Jason.
by stonercanoe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr
Replies: 24
Views: 6823

Re: River Usk - Talybont to Llangynidr

Warning for Mill Falls. River left just after the eddy under the house noticed a rock just sticking up out of the water with a circular hole in it. The hole is wide enough for a foot and leg. Would be horrible if arm or leg got threaded in it. Never noticed this hole before. The level today was 0.9 ...
by stonercanoe
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 32
Views: 3307

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

Back in the day, mainland Greece. The maps we had were shocking. Ran one river. Next river, next valley. You had a 3hr 200km drive to the next get on. As if by magic a brand new road appeared. 100 % brand new road funded by the good old EU. Looked to go in the right direction, up and over to the nex...
by stonercanoe
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Yscir
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Yscir

Two of us ran the Yscir today. Low, 0.4. A few trees to dodge, no portages. Great run.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Spikes on the Usk
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Spikes on the Usk

This happened 25 years ago, before WCA changed their position on access. GCSE kayak group, LEA Outdoor Centre, 5 day course, last day. The prosecution was brought by the EA , on evidence from the water bailiff. Took place in a magistrate court. My mate was charged with WILLFULLY DISTURBING SPAWNING ...
by stonercanoe
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Spikes on the Usk
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: Spikes on the Usk

I have a mate who was fined in a magistrate court 20 years ago for going over Brecon Weir.
Will find out precise details and get back to the forum.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River running Usk in composite boat
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: River running Usk in composite boat

Mill Falls section, I use NRW Llandetty gauge. It is 0.9 at the moment. Down to 0.75 I will run it in my canoe, down to 0.7 I will run it in my kayak but not any lower. Below 1.0 the rocks start to show and easy to leave plastic behind. At the moment none of the tribs of the Usk would probably go? H...
by stonercanoe
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using whistles on rivers
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: Using whistles on rivers

One blast only to get someone's attention in a noisy environment.
Six blasts I need help. Keep repeating.
Three blasts I heard you, keep repeating your six until I get to you.
Don't wave two handed at a plane/helicopter, 2 handed means in distress, help needed.
Jason
by stonercanoe
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Symonds Yat
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Symonds Yat

Where are you based? Abergavenny Canoe Club use the Yat, canal, and Keeper's Pond in the evenings. Ebbw Vale swimming pool in the winter and rivers when it is raining.
Jason