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Whitewater test: Packraft vs Gumotex IK

Don’t get excited, we’re talking a few hundred metres of Class 1.1, but that’s as good as it gets around here. We’ve had a lot of rain in the last week, enough to make the only paddleable river – the … Continue reading

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Lurgainn – linking the Lochs

A afternoon’s paddle along the lochs strung out below Stac Pollaidh mountain, with a bit of portaging in between and a jog back to the car to finish up.

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Kayaking through London

London made worldwide headlines this week for rioting, arson and looting. Along with scores of others, our high street got done Monday night, and next afternoon all the shops were closed, braced for a re-run that instead moved to other English cities. The map on … Continue reading

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Midsummer Paddle to Nowhere

Midsummer’s Day with over 18 hours of daylight. You’d think they’d be something to celebrate up here. But sadly the skies were clad in a cold, watery porridge. Some Feathercrafters were passing through; Micheal and Steve with his yellow Big … Continue reading

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Kayaking and packrafting in southern France

Updated October 2018 See also: Allier • Chassezac • Ardeche • Tarn • more Tarn • book review Just like their bikes and many other things, in southern France those Frenchies dig recreational paddling. Unlike the UK they don’t care if it’s an inflatable, a … Continue reading

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