Posted in The Chief’s Ramblings on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 at 12:02 pm by Steve
Last Wednesday and Thursday I had two paddling days with Courtfields School near Wellington. The first day was spent paddling the Tiverton canal, it was the second time in as many weeks, albeit a different section. The second day was spent on the River Exe. The Exe trip was made especially fun as we had to shoot two weirs. Despite the low water they were still great fun for all ages concerned. Getting splashed at the bottom of each weir was a welcome break from the heat. What a cracking day!! We did have some fun getting all the boats into the back of our van. Bit like playing a cross between, Tetris and Jenga!! Great opportunity for an arty photo though!!!.
Yesterday, I was again on the water, this time with the Womens Challenge Club paddling the River Lynher. We all met at around 10:00 beneath the two big bridges over the Tamar. It was the first time I had paddled this part of the Tamar Estuaury and what a great paddle it was. After leaving the busy Saltash stretch of river it was not too long before we were exlporing little shallow inlets full of grey mullet braeking the surface and herons all around in the trees and on the foreshore. It has been a long time since I have paddled in such excellent conditions on the Tamar. Who needs to go abroad when the weather can be this good? After a full day on the river everyone agreed how it was such a great trip. More days like these please!!!
Next week I have a Hill and Moorland Leader training coures to run, so that will be another busy few days. Still spaces available.
Hope you are all enjoying this great summer. Long may it continue. (or have I just gone and said the wrong thing!!!)