Sunday, 28 April 2013

Waiting for the Source to sea Expedition to arrive at sharpness...

Howling head wind... Life boats at the ready.. Waiting for the paddlers to arrive!

Meeting the Severn Source to Sea Expedition as they break British Sup record

On Saturday I travelled to Glouster to join the Red Paddle Supported Source to Sea Expedition on their penultimate day. This was on a Severn bore day - a wave generated by a tidal surge that can be surfed for 24 km. We caught the tide down after the bore for a 17th mile trip to Newnham. The highlight, and complete surprise was seeing a porpoise heading back downstream with us!! An amazing day and was a privilidge to spend the day with them as they broke the British Sup record!!

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Royal Geographical Society....

With time ticking away I went up to London to meet up with fellow Britain paddler Andrew Cooper at the Royal Geographical Society to get sonera detailed map planning. As always had coffee with the marvellous Share Winser who runs the expedition advisory service there.. Great conversation, support and advice as always!! Left London with a list as long as my arm of to dos... Tomorrow an early start as paddling the River Severn on their penultimate day of their source to sea expedition... Also a Severn bore day!!!

Friday, 19 April 2013

Press release from University of Sussex

Well here we go for the funding drive to get the target for the Amazonian Conservation charities... on the 17th the University of Sussex launched a press release that also highlights an event at Hove Lagoon Watersports on Sunday 19th May - there will be a mass paddle round, chances to try stand up paddle boards from leading manufacturers (Fanatic, Starboard and of course Red Paddle).... barbecue fun.... 

To cheer you up - a picture of a Monk Saki monkey - one of the primates cared for at the rescue center 

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Training on the River Arun

First real spring day and a sunday on the beautiful arun.. From black swan pub at Arundel up past Amberley.. the trick is to catch the river when tide is high at Littlehampton for a 3-4 hour tidally assisted mooch.. has more tea shops than the Amazon I reckon..