Fitz, John Heath, Caroline, Paul D and Graham had a good paddle on the Usk today from Sennybridge to Aberbran. Conditions were good with the river being up but not difficult although we did have one incident which is documented well with photos.
Sunday 29th trip which will be for paddlers of approaching 3 star or above due to the levels being quite high at the moment. Current plan is Usk from Sennybridge to Aberbran with an early start. Please contact Graham by 12 noon Saturday at the latest so we can make plans.
Please watch this space as the entire plan may change depending on who can make it.
We had a great paddle on the Teme today just doing the town section. The river level can best be described as high with a good flow which meant it was great to practice a whole range of moving water skills. The paddlers consisted of Adam, Clive, Luke, Graham(me), Wendy, Rita, Steve, Steve and Paul C. John H decided not to paddle and kindly ran the ferry for us and helped at the finish.
We started off with a briefing, assignment of roles and buddies. Luke and me to lead (supported by Adam) and Clive and Steve2 to bring up the weir and offer support at weirs. This was folowed by ferry gliding, break ins and break outs for warm up and then off we headed to the first weir. Nice and easy start with a breakout by the island on the left.
This Sundays paddle will be on the Teme starting at Ludlow. We will probably just be paddling the town section and having some practice/coaching on the way. The river should be suitable for anyone who has done a river trip before however please contact Adam by lunchtime Saturday so that we can coordinate final car sharing arrangements. If you are unsure of your suitability then contact Adam who will advise.
We will meet in the car park at The Linney just beside the river at 9:30. This is directly below the castle. Google map on the link below.
Ludlow Start point
If you need equipment then please contact Adam as early as you can so we can arrange this as well.
Four of us went for a paddle on the Lugg on Sunday.We met at Leominster car park at 9:30 and were on the water at Lugg Green by 10:00. A chance to get out on a river and use some of the lovely rain we had last week. Conditions were good with a good flow. In this level we had to portage 2 weirs out of the seven however a bit more water would have meant one more portage but more waves which although good could have been with being a bit cleaner.
Weather was dry and a bit cold but better than the heavy rain back home.
Apologies to some of our more recent members from our Chairman if you didn’t receive the text as he unfortunately used an old text group (now deleted).
Here are a couple of photos. As usual the photographer fails to appear.
You may remember a busy night on Thursday 24th September when we had a visit to our pool session from Jason and Ross from Canoe & Kayak UK magazine. Well that article is now published in the December (12/09) issue 105 which is out now. You can see a copy below but I would recommend getting hold of a copy as there are plenty of other great articles in the mag and you can show off your happy faces to your friends.
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Wednesday 11th sees our 2009 AGM at Pershore Football Club starting at 19:00. This is about 200yards before the PRSC. If you need directions then please contact one of the committee for help. You should have received a copy via email but the agenda can be seen via the link below. All are welcome to come and discuss some of the ideas we have for future years. Be there, be part of your club!