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by Ray Latham
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

Re: Dart Levels

Less of the old timer. Even when I was young and thats to long ago for you to remember. I would never be at Newbridge at that time unless I was being paid. I was there at 0800, water lapping on the ledge, an excellent run, with lots of boofs, rock spins and grinds. So you old mercenary, noon tomorr...
by Ray Latham
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Conwy Falls Again
Replies: 179
Views: 19296

Be careful out there - beds are dangerous things. Simon You are right there 90% of people die in one! Or to put it another way Don't paddle grade 6 - "it is risk of life"; but more people die on grade 1 so you should not go paddling in the 1st place; but you are more likely to die driving to the ri...
by Ray Latham
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

Re: Dart Levels

Simon. The only thing that is smoth, are the rocks worn down by paddlers boats. Its all about being on the water old timer, 0900 at Newbridge in the morning or noon on Thursday. So long as I can drag my sorry arse out of bed. I will travel down for a paddle tomorrow Simon. Ill try to get to Newbrid...
by Ray Latham
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Compromise or no compromise with fishermen
Replies: 40
Views: 2399

As I am sure has been noted here and certainly on other sites. Fishing is not really interupted or spoilt by boats passing by. I fish as well as paddle, I still get good catches even when a barge has gone by, so a kayak should not be a problem. If we left piles of fishing line hooks dead fish and ru...
by Ray Latham
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

Mark Allen wrote:Ive just got back from holiday and was now planning some paddling, whats the levels?
They sound pretty low Mark, :o(
by Ray Latham
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

jmmoxon wrote:Once the moor is saturated, the level does seem to hold at just below the ledge for quite some time. Different people seem to be gauging off different sections of the ledge, as the highest edge is about 6 inches higher than lowest bit!

Mike
oh no, not that debate again!!!!!!!!!! ;o)
by Ray Latham
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any ideas for removing a tree?
Replies: 68
Views: 5455

Hire a Turfer, Attach a line to the tree and the turfer will pull it clear. They are only small but pull 1200 foot lengths of rail, so will pull that away easily. Never heard of one of these How bulky/heavy are they? Its a bitch to get too if your not paddling. They use them on the railway. They ar...
by Ray Latham
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Any ideas for removing a tree?
Replies: 68
Views: 5455

Hire a Turfer,

Attach a line to the tree and the turfer will pull it clear. They are only small but pull 1200 foot lengths of rail, so will pull that away easily.
by Ray Latham
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: **BRAND NEW SWEET STRUTTER** - now sold..
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Just pm'd you.

Cheers,
Ray.
by Ray Latham
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

How was the premiere Simon. Couldnt quite make that flight, ;o)
by Ray Latham
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Aid Courses
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Helen, What you experienced is totally normal. You can expect to be able to react to a situation when you have just done some training or have time to prepare and the situation you are in, gives you time to think and respond. But unless you have regular training / practise in these area's and when s...
by Ray Latham
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB Tee & Beanie for 2008
Replies: 53
Views: 11089

Ordered mine Simon, Do we get a confirmation of fee or will you just send the T shirts out.

Cheers,
Ray.
by Ray Latham
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

Re: Dart Level

simon d westgarth wrote:
LittleLegs wrote:Metcheck's 10 mm of rain over Thursday night is that enough to make the loop be runnable on Friday? What level would you expect?
Near or just on the ledge.
Time for a rain dance. I am down with the club this weekend!!!
by Ray Latham
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: wezit
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Ross W wrote:As mr law got the last one..

Image

Next :)
Lower Tavy in high water just before the get out bridge with the grumpy lawyer.
by Ray Latham
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Me and friends going boating
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

pondweed wrote:Need to defer to those more versed in interweb terminology than me, but is there a term for someone who pretends to ask a dumb question to solicit responses or stir up antagonism?

Looks like a wind up to me.

And I was taking it all so seriously, ha ha.
by Ray Latham
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB Tee for 2008
Replies: 64
Views: 3679

simon d westgarth wrote:
I have already heard Mark Kermond's review, and I am not expecting much, other than guys banging other guys heads against a wall.

Thats spoilt it for me now. Dont think I will bother. ;o)
by Ray Latham
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB Tee for 2008
Replies: 64
Views: 3679

simon d westgarth wrote:
meatballs wrote:Wow I didn't know L5 coach got you into premiers too!
The wonder wife gets all the invites....

Can I come, I wont cost much to feed and will keep really quite through the film, honest!!!
by Ray Latham
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Afan Forest Port Talbot?
Replies: 9
Views: 643

The upper Afan is great fun when the water is up but it is easy to miss the last eddy before the pipe and get stranded mid stream (don't ask me how I know) so inspect corners and take long ropes. I haven't done the Corrwg which is a trib joining from the valley on the East. Matt How do you know??? ...
by Ray Latham
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB Tee for 2008
Replies: 64
Views: 3679

I would take a beani hat as well Simon. Hope the order count is getting somewhere towards making it worthwhile.

Cheers,
Ray.
by Ray Latham
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UKRGB Tee for 2008
Replies: 64
Views: 3679

Hi Simon,


Blue and a Black one for me. Can I order through the Gene 17 site. I think last time I paid with paypal is that still the same.

Cheers,
Ray.
by Ray Latham
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Erme V East Lyn + Brendon section.
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Well, not having paddled the Erme or Lyn, I'm going to give the incredibly poorly informed opinion that no river beats the Upper Dart. Ever. Full stop. End of thread. I want my ashes scattered in the Upper - I love it that much (even when paddling it with Ray). Dont worry JK. I intend spreading you...
by Ray Latham
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: /upper Dart People from today
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Just as an interest for you this is Mark Shackleton clowning about in chapel falls on the mighty T.

Just learnt how to upload photo's, ha ha.

[img][img]http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq26 ... 000873.jpg[/img][/img]
by Ray Latham
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: UKSKGB photo comp 2008 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Replies: 151
Views: 25902

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq263/RayLatham/P1010115.jpg A Martian landscape looking from the Cuillins toward Soay Sound and Soay Island. or http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq263/RayLatham/P1010107.jpg or http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq263/RayLatham/P1010119.jpg Both of the above ar...
by Ray Latham
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: /upper Dart People from today
Replies: 14
Views: 992

sorry chaps bailing out for Friday. Have to do a short notice day shift :o(
by Ray Latham
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: /upper Dart People from today
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Upper Dart

gonepaddling wrote:
Ray Latham wrote:Ray Latham (green Solo).
Hope you had a good one Ray!
Cheers Steve, It was a good paddle. Know where near as pushy as the Lyn the other night :o)

Swampthing, shift work so lots of time of in the week or weekends.
by Ray Latham
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dare i say it . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3751

6 - 1, how bad was that. We should have been on the top of the table now. What went wrong :o(
by Ray Latham
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 87813

Swampthing wrote:Mark, I hope your not lying about the level or I'll set Wildross on you :)

Dont do that, Mark was chomping at the bit!!! he was going to give wild Ross matching eye's ;o)
by Ray Latham
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: /upper Dart People from today
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Ray Latham (green Solo).
by Ray Latham
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dare i say it . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3751

You are all wasting your key strokes. This thread will be pulled because it has eff-all to do with paddling. Whilst paddling the Dulas last year I found a great condition mitre football on the bank. I carried it down the rapids on the deck of my boat and still have it. That included paddling. Hurra...
by Ray Latham
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: One less paddler on Skye
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Was up Sky 3 weeks ago but didnt see any cats (at all) let alone paddling.

Great story though.