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by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Using whistles on rivers
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Using whistles on rivers

The recent search on Tawe was apparently initiated by member of the public who heard whistle blasts - obviously in the mountains multiple blasts means help needed, so may need to keep signals to the minimum necessary in popular areas...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: Trees on Mellte & Usk / recent floods
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Trees on Mellte & Usk / recent floods

Be careful, especially if you know a run well & don't always inspect - pics from South Wales Kayakers facebook page: https://scontent.fbrs1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44102193_1858030930886004_436711651887022080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&oh=e358f7e94b88a16304342dad1a08860f&oe=5C3E1C83 https://scontent.fbrs1-2...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Ocean Film Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Ocean Film Festival

Quite a few of them are sold out...
by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PDF
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: Time for a new PDF

Various encouraging noises coming out of paddle expo about new peak B/A:
http://www.unsponsored.co.uk/press/peak ... -wrap-pfd/

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Time for a new PDF
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: Time for a new PDF

Where have all the pendants gone? Nobody picked up on pfd v pdf?
by jmmoxon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Eskimo topo duo
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Eskimo topo duo

It's not really suited to surfing, not sure any doubles are...
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Blazing paddles audio ?
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Blazing paddles audio ?

Was in 1992, but better described as hand picked highlights. Not the programme, but some background:
http://podbay.fm/show/510058262/e/1343816340

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vid. ...there are no words adequate
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: Vid. ...there are no words adequate

Few years since I've seen that. Somewhere in the Himalayas I think ...
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Would you paddle alone Glasbury to Hay
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Would you paddle alone Glasbury to Hay

Likely to be high tomorrow (Friday), it's chucking it down all day in Wales...

This shows conditions further upstream:
http://rloi.naturalresources.wales/View ... ation=4011
by jmmoxon
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Ardeche levels mid September- worth paddling?

If you use the link on this page, they seem to have released from the dam yesterday: https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=113473 & more useful (and useless) info on: https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7156 https://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopi...
by jmmoxon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123480

Re: Infinity Wezzit

I agree it looks more northern than southern river...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123480

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Upper Swale, one of the Kisdon's.
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123480

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Murray is correct (it is downstream of the Spean), we even saw a seal, well above the tidal section:
Image

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Cork - recommend me - -
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: West Cork - recommend me - -

Chris Mcdaid
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Bioluminescence
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Bioluminescence

Dittisham to Dartmouth was good recently.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123480

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Guess I'd better post something:
Image

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Near Birmingham
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Paddling Near Birmingham

DaveBland wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:42 pm
I think you'd better face it, there's not much around Brum for paddling. But on the upside, you get to live in Brum.
Is that why you live in Canada?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Near Birmingham
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Paddling Near Birmingham

They don't have large catchments with steep run off.

If you click on map there's a couple of weirs on the Trent & at Shrewsbury (all too low at mo):
http://rainchasers.com/river-levels

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Best way to find more people to paddle with
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Best way to find more people to paddle with

Move closer to the rivers or talk to everyone you meet...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 43
Views: 3571

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

They can't & won't, they still expect your responsible person to make the call. The rest is just useful info, that is better than what they currently get...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best iphone ap or website for long term tides?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Best iphone ap or website for long term tides?

North Somerset have annual tide tables on their website & next two months printed in their magazine, giving tidal constants for other local towns. Timings of surfable springs at bitches & falls of lora are pretty similar (as is Severn bore, unsurprisingly) - just need to know the difference to your ...
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish Sea Lochs
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Scottish Sea Lochs

For bad weather days, there are over 31,000 freshwater lochs - although only 350 of substantial size...
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... f_Scotland

The alphabetic listing should make it harder to complete!

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system
Replies: 43
Views: 3571

Re: Safetrx - New CG and RYA vessel registration and tracking system

That's not the app's fault, it's just running on the location info provided by your phone. Allegedly it does have battery monitoring & to be fair, if your battery is flat, you have exactly the same problem of contacting your reliable person, whether you're using it or not. The big advantage is it re...
by jmmoxon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Cheap Fastfind PLB At Cotswold Outdoor
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Cheap Fastfind PLB At Cotswold Outdoor

Well, you are only getting one year instead of the initial 6, so cost is proportional. Seem to be selling for £175 online, although you need to check the battery life on those, but seems a fair price.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best iphone ap or website for long term tides?
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: Best iphone ap or website for long term tides?

When I tried tide prediction it only recognised Bristol & East London in USA...
by jmmoxon
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Where to Kayak in Ammanford please?
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Where to Kayak in Ammanford please?

Oxwich bay
by jmmoxon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123480

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks like verzasca.

Mike