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by BoofandSwim
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I'd like to thank everyone that took part in this discussion, even those that were rather blunt. My mistake was a simple one and all that was necessary to put me right was to point out why I was wrong. I accept I was wrong and I will do everything I can to make up for it. Glad this looks like it wi...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I am not allowed to walk into your living room without... A living room is different because there is no implied right of access. To my knowledge, access to car parks is implicit by their nature (unless stated otherwise). Actually parking there is a slightly different matter and I'm not sure where ...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

The thread seemed to go downhill when you joined in though :)... how's that for a compromise? The path to compromise only begins with belligerent insults if you are Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Otherwise, it's a guaranteed way for things to end in bitter disagreement - something of which I'm sure ...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

You're clearly still very cross about what happened. What can we do to help you? I'm concerned rather than cross. I'm concerned because the OP made an innocent mistake and came on these forums to seek clarity from the paddling community. I believe they did so in good faith that people's responses w...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I’m calm :) Your usage of the 'smiley face' suggests otherwise... There is a sign at the entrance that says there’s a charge of £3 per person If there's a sign at the entrance stating explicitly what people are being charged for and how much it costs then great! Clearly there should be no confusion...
by BoofandSwim
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

I think someone needs to have a fair and frank chat with you. Calm down pal. This has nothing to do with money. I always pay for my parking if there's a fee and I'm happy to do so. I also always ensure I provide custom to any businesses, including cafes, if I have benefited from their generosity (f...
by BoofandSwim
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

she is perfectly within her rights to shut the gate on what is private property Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all members of the public can enter/exit the car park using the implied right of access. The 'land owner' has the right to withdraw the implied right of access, but must do so clearly...
by BoofandSwim
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New access charge for the Dee???
Replies: 62
Views: 4674

Re: New access charge for the Dee???

They were scared and did what she said. 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. ...
by BoofandSwim
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Warm When Wet
Replies: 38
Views: 2515

Re: Warm When Wet

Thought for a moment this was going to be another case of someone claiming wetsuits are warmer when they're wet. Alas, no physics lecture today... I had the same problem when I used to use the cag/trousers combo. No way around it really. I know they're expensive, but drysuits really are life-changin...
by BoofandSwim
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play-wave or death-trap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Play-wave or death-trap?

Extensively played on this at lower levels and is fine if a little gnarly. Gets quite grippy when its bigger. Where about did you play - river left where the main flow is? What do you class as lower levels? I've walked past it when there's been no spillover and the only flow is river left, but coul...
by BoofandSwim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play-wave or death-trap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Play-wave or death-trap?

Cheers Chris.

Yeah, think I might give it a miss. There are some nasty metal spikes in certain places that can be seen at low flows, and indeed possibly no way out if it did hold.
by BoofandSwim
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Play-wave or death-trap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Play-wave or death-trap?

Has anyone ever played on the weir on the Tweed just up from Mertoun Bridge? Can't figure out whether it'd be fun or certain death. I'm a bit cautious of weirs - especially since I'd be by myself. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/77443/1542048568822-2057.png https://media.ukriversguideb...
by BoofandSwim
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Hey, I didn't swim - I rolled thank you! Yeah, Dave's right I think. G3 can definitely be made fun, especially in a playboat, but there's nothing quite like the excitement of looking at a rapid/feature that has a definitive line/requires a certain skill, psyching yourself up for it, then the feeling...
by BoofandSwim
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

That was indeed a very motivational video, morsey - cheers!

This thread was actually worth starting even just to to talk to other people passionate about paddling again!

twicezero, I suppose I haven't got much to moan about given Ingrid's achievements!
by BoofandSwim
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Yes, I think risk aversion is definitely going to become more influential as time goes by and I become more "wise". Taking this two-year break has given me time to reflect on all the incredibly stupid things I used to do! NRB, the 'big trip' thing definitely hit me, too. I've tried to organise one f...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Thanks all for your responses. Jim and morsey, it's great to hear that you've both taken breaks and bounced back - gives me hope that I can do the same! Jim, you sound like you've had a particularly diverse paddling career. I think diversifying as you have would probably help with my overall skill, ...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

That's a great quote, but I'm sort of more interested in real-world feasibility than I am in fairly arbitrary motivational phrases. That's why I'm asking if anyone else has been in a similar position, and what their advice would be. I'm also open to genuine, constructive advice from experienced padd...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Re: Paddling into your thirties

Thanks twopigs and, err... cheers morsey! I'd always planned on branching out as you suggest, but I didn't see that coming so soon! I know if I hadn't taken the two-year break then I'd still be improving and pushing my grade, but I'm really curious about the feasibility of "getting back on-track" (i...
by BoofandSwim
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling into your thirties
Replies: 53
Views: 4312

Paddling into your thirties

Hi all, I'm 30 now. I discovered kayaking in my twenties and it quickly became my main passion in life. I've paddled a lot throughout the last decade (mostly G4 with the odd bit of G5 when I was feeling bold), but for the last couple of years I haven't been able to do any proper boating due to locat...
by BoofandSwim
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Late 2016 trip
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Late 2016 trip

Many thanks both!

The Slovenia trip sounds good!
by BoofandSwim
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Late 2016 trip
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Late 2016 trip

Hi all, Due to work I wasn't able to get a kayaking holiday earlier this year, but I've got time now in Sep/Oct/Nov. Does anyone know of any trips I could join - either joining a group who are happy for me to come, or a more commercially run thing? I'm based in Liverpool but happy to travel wherever...
by BoofandSwim
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost paddles on Afon Lledr
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Lost paddles on Afon Lledr

Update.

These paddles have still not been found. Please get in touch if you see them!
by BoofandSwim
Fri May 20, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost paddles on Afon Lledr
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Lost paddles on Afon Lledr

Hi Ben,

That's fantastic - thanks for getting in touch!

I've sent you an email.

I'm based in Liverpool (part of Liverpool University Canoe Club).

Please let me know when's a good time to pick up the paddle!

Many thanks,

Neil
by BoofandSwim
Thu May 05, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Whitewater paddle feather
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

Whitewater paddle feather

Hi all, I'm buying a new paddle to use for river running/creeking in the UK and I'm wondering what the current consensus is on paddle feather. I've always had 45 degrees before, but I see a lot of newer paddles reducing this - what's the logic behind this trend, and do people buy into it? I'll be go...
by BoofandSwim
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost paddles on Afon Lledr
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Lost paddles on Afon Lledr

Hi all, After a couple of nasty swims on the Lledr yesterday, my friend and I both lost our paddles. They are: 1. Mithcell Blades Jaguar (blades blue on one side, black on the other); 2. VE Carbon (black with orange tape on the shaft). If anyone sees either of them please give me a shout. I've been ...