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by Wildswimmer Pete
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

River Mersey, New Brighton, incoming tide 31st Oct '14: 13C (55F) Another briny one. I've now got to wash my boots and gloves as I don't want the salt to wreck the neoprene. Looks like sea surface temps. are still quite high for the time of the year - it's November tomorrow!! Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wye Barbed wire.
Replies: 18
Views: 3140

Re: Wye Barbed wire.

Post looks new, be very careful out there folks. Worth reporting to the police? Could anyone post a pic? It's a deliberate mantrap and if someone was travelling at some speed it could possibly decapitate them. That "someone" could be unfamiliar with the area and could be navigating in the dark. Suc...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy

Thanks Dave and Phil, glad it went well. I intended to go up to Friday evening but with my wheezing chest I thought it best to forgo a 40-mile sojourn on public transport. I didn't want to spread my germs to all and sundry, or even worse, catch someone else's on top of mine. I'll have to get down on...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy

How did things go today? I wanted to come to Llangollen but I've had a bad chest all this past week so all the swimming I've done has been twice in the Weaver, close to base.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

River Weaver, Frodsham Bridge 18-10-14: 13.5C (56F) Water clear and still has that "warm weather" greenish tint, but quite a stiff current. Now a shameless plug for Weaver Sailing Club who encourage swimmers from their site (obviously at their own risk) and installed "my" ladder shown in my pic. fo...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

River Weaver, Frodsham Bridge, 16th October '14: 12.5C (54.5C)

Current normal, river had a summery greenish aspect, water clear.

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by Wildswimmer Pete
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"

For the record I'm a "casual" coarse, game & sea fisherman myself, as well as a kayaker, but have no time for this continual lack of a will to share the natural resources of the land.... C I've come across many decent anglers. In fact most of my interactions with anglers have been in Scotland, who ...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

The One Show piece covering the concern is now immortalised on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2drmze5ZE_s&t=2m42s also please "like" and join this FB campaign page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Welsh-Dee-Partnership-facts-and-petition/1532355543645048 To see the petition again: http...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"

Well if its only a small lake then the fish need to be moved rather than culled, I got involved with similar when Paignton Zoo sold land off to build a Morrisons store, we caught many fish and they were moved to a couple locations, one of those is still thriving now as a business employing local pe...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

Re: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"

I am interested in the fact that their waste is a health hazard as the Kennick Resevoir on Dartmoor is full of carp and thats our drinking water, I assume SWW don't have problems? But the water drawn from the reservoir is filtered and chlorinated before it comes out your taps. Henleaze Lake is a ve...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Anglers have arguments with everyone"
Replies: 12
Views: 2305

"Anglers have arguments with everyone"

........so sayeth Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 yesterday (7th Oct) Precis: There is a dispute between the swimmers who swim in Henleaze Lake in Bristol and the anglers who fish the lake. The swimming club involved want to cull the huge number of carp infesting the lake and whose........err.......deposits ...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

River Weaver, Frodsham, 4th October '14: 15C (59F) River very choppy, so much so I suffered from spray in my eyes (I don't wear goggles) and couldn't make any headway against the F6 near-gale. Despite the overnight torrential rain in the catchment no change in level nor current. Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

River Weaver, Frodsham Bridge, 2nd October '14: 15.5C (60F)

Quite a stiff current, enough to push me into the jetty while egressing the water. Water quality good but a slight green tinge of algae.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Re: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy

If you are thinking of coming to the Steam Train Paddle event on the Dee October 18th - then can you let me know (especially if you are going to need a boat)! I need to sort out food order for the lunch (included in your ticket price as is the lecture and other entertainments), parking, toilets, et...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

Just checked, we're up to 828 - let's make the 1,000 :-)

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

justsaying wrote:Is it to get SPLASH funding back?
It's what it says on the tin - get our money back and make Welsh Dee Partnership finance their own (pointless) pogrom.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

Loch Ness, Inverness, 24th September '14: 14C (57F)

Was waiting for Nessie to make an appearance but she didn't play ball. Miserable so-and-so :-)

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

We've made 510 and still rising!!

This isn't just a local concern - should WDP get away with this then other vested corporate interests around the country will climb onto the bandwagon. Best to nip it in the bud before the corporate wedge is driven further in.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

Now 472, c'mon lads, only 28 needed.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

Wahey - 402!!

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

Now up to 373!!

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by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

ChrisE wrote:
flipt wrote:a feeling that only a small core of 35ish paddlers were non supporting of what WDP were doing?!
An interesting position given the 297 that have already signed your petition...
It's now 345 - the wild swimmers are piling in ;-)

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10193

Re: dee access

Well, Welsh Dee Partnership have had my Llangollen thread on my FB timeline removed - the Corporate State in action. They must be rattled if they are picking on a private individual. In other words corporate censorship. Should the mods approve, I'll show all the pics in my Llangollen album including...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10193

Re: dee access

flipt wrote: please consider taking the time to sign the petition to withdraw splash funding from the welsh dee partnership whom are trying hard to restrict usage here
Done :-)

Shared this on my FB timeline.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6608

Re: Access Rights

It's the encroachment of the Corporate State - private corporate interests misappropriating the law of the land in England and Wales. Of course Scotland has the right to roam (including access to water) enshrined in Scottish law.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

River Weaver, Frodsham Bridge, 22nd September '14: 17C (63F)

Nothing really to report, although there was almost no current.

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10193

Re: dee access

Just looked at their website, still Rule 16. No wild swimming.

Nothings changed. Will still ignore them.

Ho hum

Wildswimmer Pete
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: the One Show tonight
Replies: 28
Views: 3303

Re: the One Show tonight

Please also support us by taking part in our raffle at The Angling Trust 2014 Raffle. Enter for your chance to win up to £5,000 cash or £2,000 Daiwa tackle whinge Angling Trust and Fish Legal, they obviously aren't as wealthy and powerful as they lead us to believe. Yes, they've had to dig out out ...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dee access
Replies: 89
Views: 10193

Re: dee access

The last post on their FB page was a statement saying that the agreement was not just for commercial paddlers but represented an agreement for all water users . We swimmers didn't (and still don't) agree to their "agreement". Just checked on FB for "Welsh Dee Partnership" and got: " No results foun...
by Wildswimmer Pete
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water Temperatures
Replies: 290
Views: 59748

Re: Water Temperatures

English Channel, Littlehampton 16th September '14: 19C (66F)

Taken at high tide. No, I couldn't believe it myself and took another measurement. Still 19C. Remarkable.

Wildswimmer Pete