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by ansogura
Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 6ft5in and 19 stone
Replies: 16
Views: 2298

Re: 6ft5in and 19 stone

I am 6ft. 1in. with size 12 feet. I have a Prijon Typhoon that I am looking to sell (£250). It is old school, big volume and has served me well. I think it might suit you.
If you are interested you can call me for more details. 0191 5372729.

by ansogura
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Wear - Durham City to Finchale Priory
Replies: 2
Views: 4127

Re: RIVER WEAR (Durham City to Finchale Priory)

Not quite sure what to make of these posts by David Johnson and Jim Pullen. Since they are now 7 years old I guess they are no longer appropriate. I have paddled this stretch of the Wear for nigh on 45 years. On only a very few occasions have I been challenged. In the early days I used to stop and a...
by ansogura
Wed May 01, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Derek Hutchinson RIP
Replies: 28
Views: 6679

Re: Derek Hutchinson RIP

Hi Phil, This post was pointed out to me by Tom Thomas who was researching for stuff relating to Derek. I'm pleased to see that you are still enthused by paddling. As a teacher it is always nice to know that students who we introduced to things take them up as lifelong pursuits. I am still quite act...
by ansogura
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Wear - Bishop Auckland to Sunderland Bridge
Replies: 3
Views: 4607

Re: RIVER WEAR (Bishop Auckland to Sunderland Bridge)

Paddled the stretch from Barnard Castle to Page Bank. Found it to be exactly as the guide described. A lot of bankside litter. Plenty of coffee/lunch spots. A nice little car park at Page Bank immediately on the left as you drive over the bridge from Spennymoor. We got out just below the obvious out...
by ansogura
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: England - Midlands
Topic: RIVER WYE (Monmouth to Redbrook)
Replies: 4
Views: 4745

Re: RIVER WYE (Monmouth to Redbrook)

I paddled this stretch on Wednesday 12th. Oct. 2011. I agree it is a lovely placid stretch suitable for open boats. It is also possible to get out river left just past the bridge by the obvious seal launch site. It's a bit steep but saves the carry over the bridge to the car park. I used Kenny's tax...
by ansogura
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: England - Northeast
Topic: River Tees - Middleton in Teesdale to Barnard Castle
Replies: 13
Views: 8556

Re: RIVER TEES (Middleton in Teesdale to Barnard Castle)

We paddled this stretch on Friday 30th. Sept. 2011 in open boats. Although the level was low (0.59 on the guage at Barnard Castle) we had an excellent trip. Encountered no fishermen and just a few walkers out enjoying the glorious weather. As far as I know there are no access problems on this stretch.