Bulgaria for our summer trip?

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Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by conoroneill » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:05 pm

In exactly the same vein as Dave's other request for information, does anyone have any information about paddling in Bulgaria? To confirm that I've done at least the basic investigation, I found some (very old) threads:
viewtopic.php?t=86171
viewtopic.php?t=83289
viewtopic.php?t=31063

We are a bunch of paddlers who are used to trying unusual places, with most happy on grade 3 - 4, and some keen for some grade 5 also.

We have an old guidebook from 1995, in German, which gives a bit of information, but my school-boy German isn't properly up to translating it.

It looks like the Struma has rafting and kayaking trips all through the summer, but may be a bit too trivial for us (there are videos on YouTube of rubber duckies in the sun).
Some of its tributaries look more interesting: Gradevska Reka, Bistrica Blagoevgradska, Rilska Reka.
Other possibilities may be the Arda, Cerna Reka, Tshepelarska Reka / Jugovska Reka, Mesta (in Greece).

Information about the best time of year would be very helpful.

Many thanks for any info - Conor
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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by DaveBland » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 pm

Have you got a Great Uncle you can ask?
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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by Mantaray » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:59 am

DaveBland wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 pm
Have you got a Great Uncle you can ask?
I suspect he's too young for that one, Dave.
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Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 am

Mantaray wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:59 am
I suspect he's too young for that one, Dave.

Probably not as he joined the forum nearly 17 years ago.
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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by Chris Bolton » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:56 pm

Following that line, they could end on the Orinoco. Not much white water in Tobermory, but quite a lot of a different sort in Alderney.

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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by Jim » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:39 pm

Chris Bolton wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Following that line, they could end on the Orinoco. Not much white water in Tobermory, but quite a lot of a different sort in Alderney.
Surely you could have included Wellington, he was always my favourite!

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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by DaveBland » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:59 pm

I very nearly moved to Wellington for the proximity for paddling, so of course.
Wasn't there a Yellowstone one? Or am I getting confused with Yogi?
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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by conoroneill » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:42 pm

Mark Gawler wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:53 am
Mantaray wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:59 am
I suspect he's too young for that one, Dave.

Probably not as he joined the forum nearly 17 years ago.
Yep, I'm in my fifties...

If we end up on the Orinoco, then we're definitely lost.
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Re: Bulgaria for our summer trip?

Post by banzer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am

Chris Bolton wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Not much white water in Tobermory,
Au contraire..... there is a little grade 4 spate creek with a couple of interesting falls that comes out right into the harbour :)
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