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by Terryg
Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Slovenia

<t>Paddled there a few years back, but they've had an earthquake since, so I wont try and grade rivers.<br/> <br/> Camped at Bovec, a reasonable sized town on the edge of the Soca river. Prijon have a facility here, where they make the competion boats and paddles.<br/> <br/> Soca and Koritnica were ...
by Terryg
Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GPS systems
Replies: 5
Views: 504

GPS

<t>I agree with previous posters, the Garmin ETREX range are great little units. :) <br/> <br/> About the size of a mobile phone, and waterproof, they are ideal for canoeing, walking etc. <br/> Garmin are also very good with support, providing downloadable updates on their website.(previous posts ha...
by Terryg
Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CanoeKayak UK????????????????????????????????
Replies: 5
Views: 516

C&KUK

Looks like no-one could be bothered to write any articles. Wouldn't have bought it if I wasn't already a subscriber. >:
Hopefully they'l get their act together for the next one.
by Terryg
Sat Aug 30, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Courier Companies
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Courier

Phone any kayak manufacturer, or retailer, and ask who they use :rollin
by Terryg
Sun Jul 27, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: More bad news
Replies: 2
Views: 483

More bad news

<t><br/> <br/> Ananova news story:<br/> <br/> <br/> Kayak Briton drowns in Swiss river <br/> <br/> A 22-year-old British tourist has drowned while kayaking in an Alpine river in Switzerland.<br/> <br/> Police in Graubuenden have not released the name of the man.<br/> <br/> They said his kayak overtu...
by Terryg
Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What's bugging me lately...
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

sun block

<t>Sainsbury's do a 'Sports Sun Gel' wich doesn't wash off too easily, and doesn't affect your paddle grip.<br/> <br/> I have been using it for years, and find it only becomes a nuisance when it gets old and most of the solvent has evaporated, it then stays on the hands a bit too long but still does...
by Terryg
Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Back to Basics
Replies: 48
Views: 3234

Moaners

Every club has its share!
I say 'shoot the b*stards!!'
:rollin
by Terryg
Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Avon
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

avon

Try contacting Bristol Canoe Club, they used to paddle this river regularly (contact: Harvey Lyons 0117 924 4904)

Or maybe Connor could provide some info? if he is lurking!
by Terryg
Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: GPS (no canoe content)
Replies: 2
Views: 363

GPS (no canoe content)

<t>Following on from recent posts regarding GPS receivers, does anyone know of a good GPS user group on the web? <br/> <br/> Failing that, has anyone transferred waypoint data into Garmins Mapsource program? (Mapsource only exports :( ). <br/> <br/> I have approx 500 waypoints just for Dartmoor (man...
by Terryg
Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps levels
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Alps rivers

Make sure you read Pete Knowles posting about Chateau Queyras before you travel!!
by Terryg
Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chateau Queyras
Replies: 4
Views: 911

New rapid

<t>A couple of my colleages discovered this a couple of weeks back, we were waiting for them at the getout for ages, they eventually turned up with tales of looking at this rapid for ages, trying to find a route.<br/> <br/> Water level was quite low at the time, they classed the drop as grade 5, a l...
by Terryg
Fri May 30, 2003 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Guisanne - the best in France
Replies: 44
Views: 4325

Briancon area

<t>Don't forget the Gorge de L'Ange Gardien, great in various water levels (watch the syphon near the end). 8) <br/> <br/> As mentioned, the lower Guisanne has very little to commend it, yet it allways feels satisfying when you get to the end. :) <br/> <br/> The Gyr is only easy if everything goes r...
by Terryg
Sun May 25, 2003 11:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which GPS?
Replies: 26
Views: 4470

GPS

<t>I use a Garmin Etrex Legend, when canoeing it lives in the front pocket of my bouyancy aid, I have not had any problems with water egress on grade 4 & 5 rivers.<br/> <br/> I would recommend getting a unit which has enough memory to download detailed maps (at least 8Mb, the more the merrier),c...
by Terryg
Tue Mar 11, 2003 7:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: All rounders
Replies: 43
Views: 3806

All rounder

The Mephisto ain't a bad allrounder, short and flat bottomed for playing, plenty of volume at the front to handle drops.
It also has a full plate footrest, and room to carry kit.
8)
by Terryg
Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your Biggest Weir?
Replies: 47
Views: 4090

Weirs

How about the one on the Durance, just above the Briancon Gorge? (the one with the canoe slide).

Have also run the Guisanne weir. Doesn't look very nice, but flushes through in high water.
:rollin
by Terryg
Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Speak to me Vulch
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Speak to me Vulch

Vulch, you haven't replied to my messages on the For Sale section. Are you still looking for a K2?

Terry
:rollin
by Terryg
Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water........and loads of it
Replies: 15
Views: 1290

Sara's Pool

The name 'Sara's Pool' has been in use for a long time.

It appears on the OS map as 'Sharra Pool', I suspect Sara is a corruption of this.
by Terryg
Fri Feb 07, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boat RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 734

RIP

Trashed a couple of Creek 280's over the years, The local tip took them without any problems.

:smokin
by Terryg
Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What should I pack in a dry bag
Replies: 13
Views: 857

RE: BA pocket

Small chest pocket: Knife & whistle.

Large front pocket: Sling with 2 krabs & Garmin GPS receiver (usefull if you need to walk out, or have an incident).

Rear pocket: 15M throw bag. Larger throw bag in boat.
by Terryg
Sun Feb 02, 2003 3:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anthropology
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Anthrogology

Paddle with a club generally, but also with a couple of mates who I have a good understanding with on the river, and trust on difficult stuff.
8)
by Terryg
Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waste of time
Replies: 33
Views: 3549

Rivers

Dart
Erme
Fechlin
Gyr

(someone elses turn :lol )
by Terryg
Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dry top
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Dam cags

<r>Must agree, my DamX 3000 cag is the biz. <br/> Has had a lot of use (and abuse), and continues to keep the water out. 8) <br/> <br/> Andi is a sailor (as in small racing boats, rather than big steel ships), who does a bit of canoeing on the side.<br/> <br/> He works from home, and does very littl...
by Terryg
Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where?
Replies: 76
Views: 5087

Where

Stevenage, Hertfordshire.(a long way from decent water :( )

Looks like you'r right about the southern bias :rollin
by Terryg
Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ukriverguide.co.uk - went there by accident - have a look
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

Baldock website

<t>Just queried these links with our webmaster, and got this reply:<br/> <br/> Terry<br/> <br/> These domains were registered for a possible future project, completely<br/> different from the uk river guidebook.<br/> <br/> I never had any intention of hijacking user away from that site, and I'd be<b...
by Terryg
Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ukriverguide.co.uk - went there by accident - have a look
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

Baldock website

Didn't realise what you were getting at at first. Not sure how long these links have been there (probably a while). Will try and get an explaination next time I see our webmaster.

Terry
by Terryg
Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 20
Views: 1451

Walkham

<t>B&DCC have been paddling this river for about 15 years without incident. Only heard recently that there have been objections, does anyone have 1st hand experience of these?<br/> <br/> Before someone gets excited about the number of paddlers on the bank, there is a public footpath at this poin...
by Terryg
Thu Jan 09, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: ukriverguide.co.uk - went there by accident - have a look
Replies: 8
Views: 3201

Baldock web site

<r>The URL in question is <URL url="http://www.thecanoeclub.co.uk">http://www.thecanoeclub.co.uk</URL><br/> Amazed that no-one got it before us.<br/> <br/> The web site did win an award in its previous incarnation (Which I think was better, cos' it had a picture of me on the front page!). <br/> <br/...
by Terryg
Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 1493

Weekend paddling

Paddled one of our local weirs on Saturday afternoon.

Parked the car 1/4 mile away and paddled along the road to get to the river.

Water was cold, but the sun came out for us, as did several locals who were convinced we were mad.

Terry
:rollin
by Terryg
Mon Jan 06, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor Accomodation
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Plume bunkhouse

The Plume normally charge by room (£25 for 4 bunk, or £12.50 for 2 bunk)or person (£6.50), so you should only have to pay for the beds you use.
;)

What rivers are you planning to paddle? you should have enough water! :D

Terry
by Terryg
Thu Jan 02, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mobile Phones
Replies: 33
Views: 2769

mobile phones

<t>Have been using O2 for the last couple of years with no problems. <br/> <br/> Generaly get better coverage than Orange or Vodafone, but this will obviously depend on area, I spend most of my time in the south (though I have never had a problem travelling north).<br/> <br/> Most areas where canoei...