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by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Ness rescue
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Loch Ness rescue

'we can give you a lift if you like' A loaded question, the RNLI probably made that call by looking a the faces etc. However, first year it's a full CANOE TRAIL. Not sure of there are any wild sites promoted on the west bank of Loch Ness. Just like loch lomond, there can be 'sea like' swells due to ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Loch Ness rescue
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: Loch Ness rescue

That side is pretty remote and they may not have had overnight/camping/bivi kit.

Interesting that they got them all to wade chest deep out to get on the boat, rather than land the bow of the RIB then get them on drier.
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Corsica cricumnavigation
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Corsica cricumnavigation

What sort of trip is it ?

Wild camp every night, beach lunch stops etc
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Circumnavigation Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Circumnavigation Scotland

Good stuff, weather has certainly been a bit showery for you......
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Circumnavigation Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Circumnavigation Scotland

Good stuff, weather has certainly been a bit showery for you......
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 6980

Re: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and j

blackgold wrote:All dam release are going to change in Scotland, "In 2006 SSE offered to adjust comp flows at over 30 sites to improve
ecology To date no changes have been implemented – why?"
Good work with all this research, can you email it on to the SCA FAO the Access Committee ?

Cheers
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Lochy - Tyndrum
Replies: 4
Views: 3140

Re: River Lochy - Tyndrum

Think this is the guide for the ORCHY which does run from Tyndrum to Dalmally-Loch Awe.

Lochy - same river as Spean - does run from Mucomir to the Sea but there is also a LOCHAY from Glen Lochay near Killin to Loch Tay.
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Scotland - Southern Uplands
Topic: River Tweed - St. Boswells to Kelso
Replies: 1
Views: 3382

Re: River Tweed - St. Boswells to Kelso

OTHER NOTES: Suitable for folk on a first river trip.After all the info before this statement, are you sure this is apropriate ?These Caulds (weirs) can be swampers and pin opens easily. Although they are short.I would NOT say this section is for Beginners/ first river trip.I have led down this sect...
by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teesside trots??
Replies: 32
Views: 2708

Re: Teesside trots??

Grumpy old man wrote:Hi
Is it possible that the pumps constantly disturbing the sediment in the bottom pool could be causing some sort of a problem?

Grumpy
Yes, maybe pumping gunk backup the river at low tide ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teesside trots??
Replies: 32
Views: 2708

Re: Teesside trots??

In scotland it's the law that any new development has ponds and reed beds for any non sink/toilet water eg roofs and streets drain into these ponds. The idea is that stops overloading the sewage from toilets and sinks system. http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_regulation/regimes/pollution_control/su...
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teesside trots??
Replies: 32
Views: 2708

Re: Teesside trots??

I avoid swimming in canals as they are below lots off farmland - run offs - and are still and tend not to be to fresh. However somewhere like Loch Ard has limited run off, maybe some cespit (spelling ?) run off and very few sheep grazing around the edges. So having a group capsize etc is acceptable....
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Teesside trots??
Replies: 32
Views: 2708

Re: Teesside trots??

Was there a discharge due to heavy rain or something ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Number 1 stops for first luncheon.
Replies: 13
Views: 1299

Re: Number 1 stops for first luncheon.

Luvly jubbly.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 6980

Re: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and j

Maybe modelling the successful Doon flow rate campaign, all users had a joined up campaign, maybe the way forward. I'm no expert but fitting a slalom ladder and allowing constant pour over there would improve salmon access to the loch and on turn the upper rivers eg orchy amd lochs above. Maybe emai...
by Scots_Charles_River
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 6980

Re: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and j

So why don't they let out a minimum flow, tweaking before rainfall and still allow 'natural floods' when the river would normally flood for salmon runs/redds.

Good work pushing for us paddlers so far, thanks.
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and juven
Replies: 28
Views: 6980

Re: River Awe’s flows revised to improve fish spawning and j

At least they have engaged and have committed to future engagement.

So is there a salmon run/ladder ?
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun May 27, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moderate Water Endorsement
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Moderate Water Endorsement

I think there are several factors contributing to this: 1) Few coaches coming through at UKCC L 2 (would be interesting if we were told how many have actually passed this since it started) 2) Cost of doing the 4 star training and assessemnt 3) Actually how many people want to coach in a moderate wa...
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun May 27, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Moderate Water Endorsement
Replies: 21
Views: 1290

Re: Moderate Water Endorsement

[it is similar to the Mountain Leader Training Board stipulating that you cannot be a Mountain Leader without SPA and vice versa. Luckily it's not. Some people in the mountains do not want to do both disciplines. A sensible answer would be to apply the same to paddlesport When did they change it so...
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun May 27, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scotland canoe trip ideas 4 days
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Scotland canoe trip ideas 4 days

Hi Folks, Looking for options for a 4/5 day mini expedition canoe trip to Scotland, eiher lochs or rivers not requiring too much portaging. The trip is for some DofE gold students with a bit of experience but still require easy conditions. Looking to go around September time, any help appreciated. ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun May 27, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: VHS tapes
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: VHS tapes

Good article the CKUK by the way.
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri May 25, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Loch Ness - Doable in a day?
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Loch Ness - Doable in a day?

I'm sure you have seen kayak/canoe sails, use it if the winds right.
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue May 22, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 007 Wezzit
Replies: 21
Views: 3289

Re: 007 Wezzit

They were filming and were based at Glencoe Ski centre. So I reckon it's etive.
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 14, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

I tend not to go through the narrows because of the naval presence, but nipping across to Rosneath for ice cream via the sugar boat is another good way to spend a half day. Don't let the MOD traffic put you off, just don't use a headcam and if in doubt look for the 'Diver Down' flag. There is minim...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 14, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Clyde Gareloch Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1573

Re: Clyde Gareloch Trip

We put in at the slip opposite the Commodore hotel. It doesn't dry out too far. It can be exposed in Westerlies. The Gareloch has the Sugarship and some interesting wee bays with some tidal fun at the narrows and the wakes of MOD boats. I like the way the views open up to mountains once through the ...
by Scots_Charles_River
Mon May 14, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shoulder Injury and solutions.. possibly...
Replies: 12
Views: 813

Re: Shoulder Injury and solutions.. possibly...

You need to think WHY it is happening ?

Can you cross-train in another discipline or do physio to strengthen the muscles/joints/ligaments ?

Doing such a 'violent' and unnatural movement will always be high risk.

Good luck, seek medical support from a physio etc.
by Scots_Charles_River
Sun May 13, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: dry trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 4390

Re: dry trousers

If you get a drysuit, get one with smooth skin/glideskin neck and wrists as my Typhoon one has. They are so much more comfy and better in salt than latex. The way to take off cags and suits is to take your head out and then invert the sleeves so that latex rolls onto the neoprene outer, you can the...
by Scots_Charles_River
Fri May 11, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South French Alps Water Levels from the River Bank
Replies: 52
Views: 7822

Re: South French Alps Water Levels from the River Bank

The increased levels on the Guil gives a good indication that the Ubaye will be rising as well as they share the same water shed. [ Pedant mode: by definition, if they are two separate rivers then they cannot share the same watershed... :-( I guess that they can share a snow catchment (though I exp...
by Scots_Charles_River
Wed May 09, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cross-curricular learning...?
Replies: 23
Views: 1738

Re: Cross-curricular learning...?

Although many paddlers won't admit it, kayakers will benefit from the new 2 star/ukcc and having to open boat. This requires an open mind of course........
by Scots_Charles_River
Tue May 08, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Looking for a GPS tracker to log trips
Replies: 15
Views: 872

Re: Looking for a GPS tracker to log trips

The SPOT trackers will do this but they are not tracking every metre. The GPSMAP units garmin do will however. If you turn the settings to Battery save, they gps connect every minute or so so really keep the battery power for longer. I use my phone to track short trip MTBing or Half day canoe/kayak ...