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by waverley610
Fri May 26, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flotsam and jetsam
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

I peeled into an eddy and found two dead bodies on the beach beside me. Well, I say bodies -- meaty skeletons really. The smaller one had lost a leg as I recall. Being the nice people that we were, we would return what we could to the losers, but I never did find the owner of the false leg.... Legs...
by waverley610
Thu May 25, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Little Hurley Flic!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3314

Youngs Brewery shutting down in Wandsworth!! Gutted...

How could you even consider getting on Hurley after that bombshell dropped?
I'm off for a lay down.
by waverley610
Thu May 25, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddled the River Mole near Dorking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

heybaz wrote:So what was particularly odd about the heron?



a very long neck
by waverley610
Thu May 25, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flotsam and jetsam
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

ps - hope the shoulder held up - how the heckitty were you going to lift aforementioned bench into the van??? If ten miles of flatwater in a playboat doesn't build up the shoulders back up, then what else will? As for getting the bench into the van, the same way as I undid my drysuit zip... ask a c...
by waverley610
Wed May 24, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flotsam and jetsam
Replies: 39
Views: 4694

flotsam and jetsam

Out solo paddling the river Mole today I came across a rather posh garden bench bobbing around in an eddy. I spent probably the next half hour trying to tow this along and had images of triumphantly returning home with boat *and* newfound garden ornamenture on the roof rack, walking in the front doo...
by waverley610
Wed May 24, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddled the River Mole near Dorking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Anyone paddled the River Mole near Dorking?

..... has anyone paddled the River Mole near Dorking. I know it won't be raging whitewater, but is it a worthwhile paddle, especially given the low levels in the SE? I paddled this section today; An un-expected treat given so much recent rain. It's still no more than a ten mile 'float-by' but a rat...
by waverley610
Thu May 18, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: LL Jefe
Replies: 45
Views: 6820

Re: LL Jefe

Anyone want to try and talk me out of this?
My only negative after using one for a week;
it wasn't easy stuffing a medium drybag behind the seat,
backrest needs to come forward more.
by waverley610
Thu May 04, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Radio 2 Today Jeremy Vine Programme - 4/5/06
Replies: 109
Views: 16837

Bertie.. wrote:I guess this means the discussion is happening
Unless, someone wants to post more snippets??
Well, I think we lost that one badly, Salter came across as very reasonable,
Ashley was pretty poor.
by waverley610
Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Operation Firmstool - India trip!
Replies: 153
Views: 45914

fwc???
Fly without charges?
by waverley610
Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hypothermia and caffeine
Replies: 40
Views: 6328

Last Breath

Has anyone else read 'Last Breath' Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance by Peter Sark? Its a scientific account of fictitious deaths or near deaths in Extreme Sports supported with lots of real life histories; Drowning/Falling/Hypothermia/Heat Stroke/Thirst etc. An interesting read, b...
by waverley610
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Easy Jet
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Flying with Easy Jet

Does anyone know whether I'm gonna get charged (£15 each way) for the privilege of taking my paddle? Not if you check it in as part of your 20k hold baggage allowance. (Don't exceed 20k unless you wish to pay an extra fiver per kilo). You will then be sent to the 'oversize luggage' zone to hand it ...
by waverley610
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking in Northern Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Kayaking in Northern Ireland

Covernant wrote:Can anyone help me, Im heading to NI this weekend and wondered if there is anywhere I can hire a kayak and gear?
Try a members search for 'wackojacko'?
I think he is possibly a member on here posting from N.I.
by waverley610
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rogues gallery
Replies: 210
Views: 28148

http://www.kilard.plus.com/photos/kayakxmasmeal05/images/PICT5793_JPG.jpg ... Guess the film... Owen It ain't half hot mum? Owen, that's the worst Windsor Davis impression I've ever seen....... Lofty lookalike geezer is much better. http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp2/features/wallpaper/images/640/don_estel...
by waverley610
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rogues gallery
Replies: 210
Views: 28148

This is my most recent mug shot.
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by waverley610
Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Operation Firmstool - India trip!
Replies: 153
Views: 45914

Re: Operation Firmstool

I'm getting excited now, six days and counting until we fly to India! I'm looking forward to going back to the Himalayas. fetching up at the old Raj hill station of Mussourie. I'll bet you are. http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1481/punkawallah1ha.jpg Wish us luck, and tell me what I've forgotten ...
by waverley610
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flights to India
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

MarkR wrote:We're flying out next week and have booked Virgin, with a whopping baggage allowance of 20 kilos.

It remains to be seen how good an idea that was.
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by waverley610
Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bouyancy Aid with Big Pocket
Replies: 48
Views: 4846

Re: Bouyancy Aid with Big Pocket

I have decided that I need a Bouyancy Aid with a really big pocket. The one I have at the minute (Yak - Styx) can not hold all of my stuff. GMO, I also wore the Styx which I had bought especially for it's large pocket; I recently upgraded to the new Robson AKC Protector, c £110 which has the bigges...
by waverley610
Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on the Games
Replies: 82
Views: 12544

pesky course designers

"I feel horrendous," she admitted as she nervously prepared to tackle 'The Muncher', a frightening part of the rapids specifically designed to capsize your kayak. http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/G/games2006/news/article.jsp?id=1012 Well done all, especially the winner who can't ...
by waverley610
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Spotted: The 3 musketeers
Replies: 24
Views: 4512

Re: Spotted: The 3 musketeers

mendipmammoth wrote:Image
Palm calls on Level 5 coaches to universally adopt latest dry suit...

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by waverley610
Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on T.V 6pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: Kayaking on T.V 6pm

lil liam wrote:On Adventure One at 6pm tonight they are showing Total Adventure, this episode concentrates on kayaking Nepal with Dave Kwant. Enjoy.
Meanwhile those of us with Cheapskate TV had to settle for 'Songs of Praise' from Bala with Alled Jones paddling a dragon boat.
by waverley610
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Father Thames RIP
Replies: 52
Views: 6021

1.) Anything written in the Daily Mail is at worst utter lies and at best a few hazy facts strung together with a few misleading diagrams to support whatever the latest scare story is that they are using to peddle their rag. Who could forget these old chesnuts: Illegal immigrants rescued in Mediter...
by waverley610
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: HELP - chris who coaches in scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: HELP - chris who coaches in scotland

georgio wrote:Just wondered if anyone knows of an early 20's coach called chris inScotland. about 5'11, dark ginger hair and an quality lad.originally from down south
Chris Evans seems to fit the bill, he occasionally coaches in Scotland with kayakojacko.
by waverley610
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Old Father Thames RIP
Replies: 52
Views: 6021

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/the ... orld.shtml

From today; around 16minutes in.

Thames Barrier closed once in 1983 for high tides/water levels.
Closed 20 times in 2002, and predicted to close 325 times a year by end of century.
by waverley610
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lower River Dee Problems
Replies: 26
Views: 4340

MarkR wrote:
little_miss_yaker wrote:He said he was going to report us to a 'somebody' Hartley
JR?
If so, put me down for an extra large 'UKRGB I SHOT JR' T-shirt.
by waverley610
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mens world?
Replies: 13
Views: 2193

hardcore

As for their Scotland weekend being 'too hardcore' for you, one only wonders what they were off to paddle that was so 'hardcore'. We did the Spean Gorge last Thursday and passed the time head-butting the overhanging icicles. Until one broke off a bit too high up; felt like someone had just dropped ...
by waverley610
Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Crikey!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

I read about this back in the Summer and thought Does anyone know if he uses anything to secure himself into the boat or is he literally just standing in it? Just the usual...inflatable kayak, a home made wooden helmet and 10ft paddle! http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05240/561426.stm I remember readi...
by waverley610
Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coast to Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 6629

masochistic

Sorry to turn this thread 'sidewards' as it were, but it reminded me of a TV prog from about 10yrs ago; A New York city slicker, paddles very long old school kayak solo from Tower Bridge London all the way up to the Highlands to present a letter to the head of his 'clan'. And the laird invited him t...
by waverley610
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PHONICS: k is for kayak
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

Karl P wrote:'L' is for non-paddlers.
'L' is for abusive riparian landowners to burn in.

'Y' is for Why didn't I go down the chicken shoot?

'O' is for Oh s***, why didn't I go down the chicken shoot?
by waverley610
Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PHONICS: k is for kayak
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

X is for descending.

Q is for Hurley.
by waverley610
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PHONICS: k is for kayak
Replies: 21
Views: 2735

D is for fishing.
E is for n'eer do wells.