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Post by Mark R » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:26 pm

And how did we make use of the excellent levels, all?
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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Mark Allen » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:42 pm

East Dart - Never again!! West Dart, Upper Dart, Loop, Erme and Tavy

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by jmmoxon » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:38 pm

Cancelled my open canoeing session...

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by The Drowned Fish » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:52 pm

Mapledurham weir - the Thames was to high for anything else.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by howhardcanitbe » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:17 am

Slenbezi, great fun.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by theonetheycallwendy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:54 am

Lake District! And there was water! Winner! Duddon, Kent, Greta....is it Langstrath beck as well i heard went well!
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Re: Wet weekend

Post by AlexHolt » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:20 am

Upper Dart, Lower Plym and the Erme. Excellent weekend

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:36 am

Took enormous pleasure in paddling Ogwen Bank and the Gun Barrel for the first time in years - a smile on my chops as a bunch of folk sat on Gav's bench enjoying the spectacle.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Yew » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:02 pm

I sat thinking I chose the wrong weeekend to go to wales.. the week before when everything was empty :(

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Mal Grey » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:32 pm

Had a pleasant day on the backwaters of the swollen river Wey, simple moving water and playing around with eddies that aren't normally big enough paddling open canoes. Fortunately there were less tree issues than expected!

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Mikers » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:42 pm

By spending a pleasant afternoon fooling around on Mapledurham weir. It was absolutely outstanding.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Mysterymove » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:52 pm

Midlands urban surfing at its best - now to high so for once hoping it doesn't rain? so i can catch it on the way back down!

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by JRiz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:08 pm

Ogmore and Neath, perfect levels for taking beginners down!

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Petteri » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:33 pm

Image

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Saturdays surfs

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by harry_paddle » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:31 pm

3x upper dart, erme and loop.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Randy Fandango » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:35 pm

Err.... Lee Valley, although to be fair I was working there.
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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Ieuan Belshaw » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:58 pm

Petteri wrote:Image

Image

Saturdays surfs
Where is this awesome patch of river?
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Re: Wet weekend

Post by andypagett » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:06 pm

River Calder, Hebden Bridge to Copley


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Re: Wet weekend

Post by TonyM » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:35 pm

Saturday morning: Upper Dart, on the slab, just before it went up, which it did whilst we in the Tavistock Inn;

Sunday: Tarr Steps which was well on the way down by then, that river drops so fast. Still - fast and bouncy; 1m. on the EA gauge - at that level the absence of rocks makes the Barle a joy.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Sickboy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:04 am

Upper Wye on Saturday, reasonable levels then on Sunday a not so quick blast down the Grywne, had a bit of an adventure but much fun was had.
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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Allenkayak » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:29 pm

Down the Edw and then joined the Wye down to Boughrood. The Edw had a few trees across it, which one was a grade 5 portage. First time down this one and quite pleasent, last bit of the run down under the tunnel / bridge was a laugh.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by theonetheycallwendy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:19 pm

Ieuan Belshaw wrote:
Petteri wrote:Image

Image

Saturdays surfs
Where is this awesome patch of river?
Seconded, where is this? Looks like fun!
First there was nothing....which exploded

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by hardy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:57 pm

Dart 3 times over the weekend. Introduced a friend to the joys of a slab covered run !

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by Simon Westgarth » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:53 pm

theonetheycallwendy wrote:Seconded, where is this? Looks like fun!
It's in Finland, about an hour east of Helsinki, close to where Petteri lives, it's some-koski or another.

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Re: Wet weekend

Post by banzer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:32 pm

So if St Asaph is currently flooded, then presumably the reservoirs in the Elwy catchment are full, which must mean Rhaedr y Bedd is flowing... anyone been to check it out? I think the Tom Laws Creeking Collective were up there a couple of years ago perhaps he has some inside info?
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Re: Wet weekend

Post by shanclan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:37 pm

On the Mellte:



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