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Improvers trip on the River Dee (Ponsonby to Ty Mawr) – by John Cooke

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Improvers trip on the River Dee (Ponsonby to Ty Mawr) – by John Cooke

Today saw the first club paddle since the easing of lockdown, 30 paddlers met at the Ponsonby Arms to run the section down to Ty Mawr, the river was low but for some this was their first time on moving water and for others it was a nervous return.

After a flawless shuttle considering the numbers, we were soon ready to get on the river. We split into groups of six and the first group were soon off downstream.

A few people were caught out early on and received wet ears!

After a while we stopped for lunch and a leg stretch but were soon back on the water. We soon reached Trevor rocks and a few small play waves were still running, well done to everyone who had a go.

Off again and we soon passed under the always impressive aqueduct and made our way down to the get out at the country park. The weather was good, the atmosphere relaxed and all in all a good day, always nice to see a Heron on the water.

Thanks to everyone for coming, hope it gave you a taste of white water and hope to see you on the river soon. Thanks to the leaders and assistants for helping out as without them these trips could not run.


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