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UK Canoeing top ten:
1) CIWW the best pumped course in the land.
2) The East Lyn river the finest white water river on these shores.
3) Afon Mellte the best droppy ploppy play run in the nation.
4) Llandysul paddlers the best paddling centre ever.
5) Canoe Polo, the most ridiculous sport in the entire world.
6) Squirt boating. It's like Freestyle, but on the down low.
7) Home run's. Arm wrestle 'your local' till you're blue in the face, the Upper Dart is and shall always be the Champion.
8) Hurley, this is not just a pan am, this is a luxurious pan am baked in glory, dusted with frostings and tossed many feet into the sky and so far out in front of the wave you could Strava the gap.
9) Holme Spupont it's where they make river ebola.
10) Sea kayaking: For when you retire...

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9 out of 10 for that Morsey, I could agree with you that ciww was better than LV.....But then we,d both be wrong.

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All of those very good BUT

...I'm afraid that the East Lyn is too short to be the best in the land. It's lovely sure, and runs quite often, but there's not quite enough of it. The Dart has more to offer overall at various grades... and I'm sure I could name a couple in Scotland if it wasn't 11pm!

Having said all that, you did say those were all facts, so I must be wrong :-)
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Morsey (or anyone)...managed to do the 'full' East Lyn trip yet, i.e. from the source?

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Mark R wrote:Morsey (or anyone)...managed to do the 'full' East Lyn trip yet, i.e. from the source?

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2 on the gauge, rain still falling. Take a bike up the Lorna Doone Valley and you'll get the idea, not hard but lurvely.
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River Ebola would probably be better than whatever hpp manages to give to our freshers!

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tjclare wrote:River Ebola would probably be better than whatever hpp manages to give to our freshers!
I think you find the source of the Ebola outbreak is in the Tees barrage!

Love how southerners forget that there is a large area of land North of Watford! ;)

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We don't forget, it's just that Oop North is cold, so we block it out. And, we are not talking to Scotland since they unfriended us! ;-)

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Mark R wrote:Morsey (or anyone)...managed to do the 'full' East Lyn trip yet, i.e. from the source?
Me still no, but the Devon boys rocked it good, from the very top and smashed the gorge in big ole water at the start of the year.

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The Swale is also very droppy ploppy.

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Swale looks like it flows with ironbru, it's a contender, albeit hanging in the Northern quadrant.

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It's not quite in Ironbru territory. More like flat hats and whippets.

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Never been to North Wales then.

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Went once, is a whole other country though...
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SimonMW wrote:It's not quite in Ironbru territory.
The colour of the water, it must be leaking South through the border.

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Oh, that's just tea, like the Tees.

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Sea kayaking for when you retire
In general or from white water?

if the latter then CallWild has announced his retirement http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 4&t=124484

in my case it means I retired before I got started.

but the comfortable seat and room for a travel rug and tea making fixins is a major draw for my aching old bones.

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morsey wrote:Went once, is a whole other country though...
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I took that photo. Just saying.... For completeness I will mention that I only did safety on the particular short section pictured.

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It feels like no. 5 and 6 are swopped round. Squirt boating is by far the most ridiculous sport.
And polo, when you are mugged and run over by the Spanish Super Mario, believe me it's like playboating underwater alright.
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I got the Jedi polo skills, doesn't stop the game being redunk.

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Ain't denyin' da game is bunk. Stoopidest drivel ever played.
Regardless - squirting is even more stoopiderer
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Ah! got yah.

I'm afraid I can't send Squirt boating to room 101. Squirt boating gave rise to Charc. Charc gave rise to flares and offset boofs. Squirt gave us the splats and wheels and a deeper understanding of current flows. And, underwater loops are utterly fantastic.

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I've never tried any of these :(
9 in November. Will do 1 and 10 at some point. 4 maybe and 7 if I ever move to somewhere with a 'home run' although it's not going to be the upper dart. 2,3,6 are unlikely. Could do 5 and 8 although as I have no hand eye coordination it would make canoe pole even more ridiculous and 8 would be a miracle if I got off the wave upright so would mostly consist of swimming ;(
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Number 3 can, and should, be experienced on foot as well as by boat.

A walk down the afon Mellte and Hepste, and a walk on the Nedd Fechan and afon Pyrddin rivers deffo come highly recommended. You get right up close and personal with the rivers from the bank. Options to swim, jump, abseil, canyon makes the Ystradfellte a bit of a mecca for river dwellers.

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Half of 3 done then :) Does watching squirt boats at Hurley count too?
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Number 2
Yes, I agree with that. From all the rivers (two) I've done so far East Lyn is best closely followed by Dart:)

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