Kernow Grand Tour

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Kernow Grand Tour

Post by Mark R » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:12 pm

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Two decades ago in 1997, I paddled around Cornwall. And then again, a decade ago in 2007.

Because it is 2017 I was legally obliged to do it again. Happily a few chums were convinced to join me.

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Controversial view, which I've expressed in the past, subsequently convinced myself was over-excited hyperbole, and have just reminded myself was true all along - Cornwall's cliff scenery is the best/ finest in the UK. There are short more spectacular sections here and there elsewhere, but nothing comparable in terms of the scale and extent of it all.

333 km, ten days on the water. We met one group of 3 paddlers, in ten days of paddling, otherwise we had the place to ourselves.
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Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Post by Mark R » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:35 pm

There's an article about our holiday in the latest Ocean Paddler magazine.
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Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Post by Northern Blue » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:09 am

I just read the article in OP yesterday, an enjoyable write up !

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Post by Mark R » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:51 pm

Liz Garnett's account of our trip - P36 onwards.

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Post by john.ruston » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:51 pm

An entrancing write-up. Lovely photos. Yes, to stay at home holidays.
But are you complaining about meeting only a few on the water? Surely that's a bonus! Would you really prefer a crowd? J.

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Post by Mark R » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:22 am

The article is Liz's.

Ten years after writing a guidebook (which has sold pretty well) I also am amazed how little attention Cornwall gets, especially for expedition - style trips.
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Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Post by Grian » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:43 am

Fabulous photos and great report!

What camera do you use?

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Post by pugwash » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:23 am

I love paddling in Cornwall, so really enjoyed reading that, so great pics there.

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Post by Mark R » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:26 pm

Grian wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:43 am
What camera do you use?
The majority of the photos are mine. I use Nikon's cheapest and smallest SLR, albeit with an expensive image-stabilised 18-300 lens attached.
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Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Post by Grian » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:24 pm

There are lots of superb images, its either the lens or you then!

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Re: Kernow Grand Tour

Post by asmar » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:25 pm

Mark R wrote:
Grian wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:43 am
What camera do you use?
The majority of the photos are mine. I use Nikon's cheapest and smallest SLR, albeit with an expensive image-stabilised 18-300 lens attached.
Which SLR Mark and how do you carry it on the kayak with the big lens? I tried a few things but haven't discovered any easy way to take it out and in.

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Post by Mark R » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:07 am

Nikon D3300, 18-300VR lens.

Watershed drybag with padded insert, carried between my knees.
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