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2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 03 Monday: The Veneon Valley access road was closed by Kirk Williams

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2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 03 Monday: The Veneon Valley access road was closed by Kirk Williams Our moving day got off to a bright start thanks to my red wine overindulgence the previous evening. After some slightly disorganised packing, we set off on the journey from l’Isle de la Serre (near Lyon) to L’Argentière-la-Bessée. Our plans for a cheeky paddle on the Veneon were scuppered by road closures following… Read More »2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 03 Monday: The Veneon Valley access road was closed by Kirk Williams

2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) Day 11 – to take out at Chisapaani Paddling day 8

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2024 LCC River Karnali Trip – Nepal Day 11 – to take out at Chisapaani Paddling day 8 Despite being the latest we had gotten up (at 7 am), we were now so slick that we were all on the water ready to paddle by 8.25 am. We only had a short way to go but then we would need to load the bus and start the long drive back… Read More »2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) Day 11 – to take out at Chisapaani Paddling day 8

2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 02 Sunday: Espace Eau Vive de l’Isle de la Serre by Colin L

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2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 02 Sunday: Espace Eau Vive de l’Isle de la Serre by Colin L On our first visit to La Serre and Eau Vive we were greeted with a thunderous storm at 3 am but better the rain then than during our day.   A leisurely start the next morning with a brief walk around the course and a “oh my God” look at the top… Read More »2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 02 Sunday: Espace Eau Vive de l’Isle de la Serre by Colin L

SEA  PADDLE  –  PORTH DAFARCH  &  Penrhyn Mawr by Roger Colman

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SEA  PADDLE  –  PORTH DAFARCH  &  Penrhyn Mawr –   Sunday  21st  July  2024 After a great rescue session yesterday, it would be fair to say I was somewhat achy this morning.  In an attempt to revive myself, a ‘Full English’ (breakfast) in the ‘Paddlers Return’ seemed like a good idea.   Ian had given those booked onto the trip the details of where and when to meet and, surprise, surprise, there… Read More »SEA  PADDLE  –  PORTH DAFARCH  &  Penrhyn Mawr by Roger Colman

2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) Day 10 – Camp at Kuine Paddling Day 7

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2024 LCC River Karnali Trip – Nepal Day 10 – Camp at Kuine Paddling Day 7 After the previous day’s very short paddle, we now had a long paddle of approximately 45km ahead of us. After another delicious breakfast, we were off. It was mostly a flat paddle today with no dawdling as we had a lot of distance to cover but the speed of the river swept us along… Read More »2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) Day 10 – Camp at Kuine Paddling Day 7

Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue Coaching Session by Gary Edwards

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Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue Coaching Session On Saturday, 10 club members and four club coaches assembled at Porth Dafarch for an opportunity to get some valuable coaching on Sea Kayak rescue techniques. The pre-ordered sun decided not to turn up, instead, we were treated to a day of rain and wind which was a blessing considering we were all dressed for immersion and would have sweltered if the sun… Read More »Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue Coaching Session by Gary Edwards

Windermere (Fell Foot) Sunday 21st July by Allan B

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Windermere (Fell Foot) Sunday 21st July by Allan B 6 of us had a great day paddling on Lake Windermere, a great 14.6 mile trip from Fell Foot (national trust) to Bowness and return. We met at 0930, on the water at 1000 and were off the water at 1630. The weather was a typical overcast summer day, though there were not too many other watersport users on the lake,… Read More »Windermere (Fell Foot) Sunday 21st July by Allan B

2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) Day 9 – Short day and Swimming Paddling Day 6

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2024 LCC River Karnali Trip – Nepal Day 9 – Short day and Swimming Paddling Day 6 One of the cool parts of this trip was seeing the occasional local kids come by to see what was happening, whether they wandered through our camp, stopped on route down the river by ‘dunga’ (a dug out canoe), or watched from across the river. They were often given leftovers from our meals… Read More »2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) Day 9 – Short day and Swimming Paddling Day 6

2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 01 Friday: Espace Eau Vive

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2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday This year was to be a three-campsite, trip with paddlers dropping in and out at different times. We started at Isle de Serre White Water Centre, just outside Lyon, which breaks up the outbound journey. We then moved on to l’Argentière la Bessée to camp next to the Durance River. There is a lake and White Water course next door. At the end of the… Read More »2024 LCC Alpine Paddling Holiday Day 01 Friday: Espace Eau Vive

2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) – Day 8 – Camp before Seti-Karnali Paddling Day 5

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2024 LCC River Karnali Trip – Nepal Day 8 – Camp before Seti-Karnali Paddling Day 5 This morning at breakfast we found a very large fish in the bucket that had previously been occupied by the eel – tonight’s dinner? Except that Govi, Calu and Dipesh left early with a gear raft and a kayak to go to a village downstream to try to obtain a pig for dinner. Yes,… Read More »2024 LCC River Karnali Trip (Nepal) – Day 8 – Camp before Seti-Karnali Paddling Day 5