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by Poke
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for a trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1863

Re: Suggestions for a trip

Go to Peru. that was our destination last summer and it really was awesome! Theres two really great 3/4 day multiday trips on the cotahuasi and colca canyons (apparantly two of the deepest canyons in the world), not to mention a number of other shorter trips if you can organise it. I was there for 6...
by Poke
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Name the river?
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Name the river?

<t>A non paddling friend was walking up in scotland a few weeks ago and told me about a river that flows into the loch that the orchy comes from.<br/> <br/> Apparantly it had a pretty nice looking gorge, though it did involve quite a trek with boat on shoulder to the put in. Anyone know if its worth...
by Poke
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Signals?
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Tapping head!

<t>Well, not managed to read all of the above, but a bad mis-understanding I've come across is tapping your helmet with your hand...<br/> <br/> To some people it means 'come to me' - i.e. break out where I am or follow me or whatever. Alternatively it means 'Im OK'.<br/> <br/> If you have just blind...
by Poke
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Typical cost of flying boat to Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 998

£180 each way!

If you find anything less than £180 each way at that time of the year let me know and I'll be well impressed! :D BA seem to be about £350 each way (though admittedly) will fly boats for free)!

Tim
by Poke
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with boats in December
Replies: 6
Views: 592

AA

<t>I had problems with American Airlines not wanting to take boats... Admittedly I phoned up beforehand and tried for ages to get through to someone who'd give me an answer... the said yes, but that it would be $400...<br/> <br/> each way... :eek <br/> <br/> Sod that! May as well have bought a new b...
by Poke
Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two weeks off
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Good choice!

Nice to see you made the right choice on paddling destinations! Make sure you see the Hypoxia and Itunda videos before you go! Take the shortest sillyest playboat possible, check out the other channels round Bujugali, and if you've got balls of steel try the centre line down the middle of Buj! HAVE ...
by Poke
Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Heavy Rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Colwyn/ Tim's Swim

<t>The swim stemmed from a backloop about 50m into the really continous section of the glasyn gorge. I attempted to roll, hit rocks and failed, tried again, hit more rocks with the same result (this surprised me as I didn't think there'd be too many rocks to hit at this level). At this point I stupi...
by Poke
Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Two weeks off
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Nile

Well, if you liked the Zambezi you should love the White Nile too... Big water at a guaranteed level all year round! Loads of nice playwaves, warm water, excessively cheap weed :smokin (so I'm told), with the odd scary rapid thrown in for good measure, makes the nile a great destination... Only 'til...
by Poke
Mon Nov 03, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Heavy Rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Colwyn

<t>In north wales with Uni for the weekend. Saturday night it p***ed it down for the whole night then cleared up for the morning...<br/> <br/> A cheeky zip down the colwyn (6/7 on gauge) and glasyn gorge was done first thing before speeding back to the hut to wake up the freshers and do something a ...
by Poke
Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Accomodation Fort William
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Bank Street Lodge

<t>We're booked in to stay here for a week over new year... Mainly chose it because of the location... bang slap in the middle of town (or so I've been led to believe)... Noone has to drive to the pub!<br/> No idea what it like though... If anyone has any comments I'd be interested to hear them?! :)...
by Poke
Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying Kayaks again...
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Delta... no no no

<r>From previous research into the same sorta thing Delta, Continental and KLM are all BIIIIG no no's...<br/> Look at <URL url="http://www.thepoly.co.uk">http://www.thepoly.co.uk</URL> when it comes back online as that has prob the best good-bad airline listing I've come across...<br/> Good luck and...
by Poke
Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HPP changes
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Changes

<t>Well, changes certainly have been made to HP...<br/> Drove all the way down there on thurs only to find it closed... <br/> grrrrr...<br/> couldn't comment on what the changes are...<br/> other than they are made with things that are meant to look a bit more like rocks than the previous changes......
by Poke
Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi - Getting there?
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Visa

<t>I went in 2000 and things no doubt might have changed, but if you're crossing from Vic Falls to Livingstone and want to avoid the Visa charge, go to "backpackers bazar"(?) behind the wimpy in vic falls and book yourself into Fawlty Towers (or another hostel - I can't remember the name)... Their s...
by Poke
Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No Dee Tour?? What!
Replies: 107
Views: 8972

No Dee Tour?? What!

So there's gonna be no dee tours this year???www.thamesweirproject.co.uk/dee.htm

Whats going to happen to the legendary megabash for us alcohol depraved students?? :eek

Whats changed with the landowners to bring this on? :-(
by Poke
Wed Jun 04, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Grading - the topic which won't die
Replies: 28
Views: 1544

Common Sense

<t>Not sure I'd agree with the fact that the 1-6 grading system is to do with not only difficulty but exposure aswell...<br/> <br/> Surely one rapid that is grade 5 and right next to a hospital is still the same grade as an identical one in the middle of the chilean mountains??<br/> <br/> Having sai...
by Poke
Mon Dec 02, 2002 2:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's not fair.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Rich's nutter friend

<t>"Yep, who are you? not Rich's nutter friend who pulls freewheels off Eas a Chataidh?"<br/> <br/> Yep, got it in one!<br/> But I ain't a nutter...<br/> honest guv!<br/> You guys are the nutters... if I remember rightly you guys sent about 90% of your club down Eas a Chataidh that day... I figured ...
by Poke
Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: It's not fair.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1377

Sod the coursework

<t>I'm a student and I'm still getting out paddling...<br/> <br/> Off to Wales this weekend infact...<br/> <br/> I find that putting the cwk in your bag intending to do some whilst off the water at least eases your conscience somewhat... At least you can tell yourself that the intention was there......
by Poke
Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost on the Dee !
Replies: 23
Views: 1801

Town Wier

Town wier can be run quite successfully without having to take the obvious left hand channel. Theres a jet of water coming right out the middle through the nasty stuff...
Hit that and you don't even get your hair wet...
Don't hit it mind you and thats another story...
;)
by Poke
Mon Nov 11, 2002 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: wnion blues, paddlers effecting salmon runs...?
Replies: 20
Views: 3163

Re: "one large group..."

<t>Ooh, how random is that! A link to our website on "the guidebook"!!<br/> <br/> Can't remember exactly what our trip report said, but basically we rocked up to the campsite (take-out to the upper part of the Wnion) at about 1pm, asked permission from (who we think was) the campsite owner and took ...