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Alny Island 2017

October 13th, 2017|Categories: General Paddle, Trips|Tags: |

Paddling around Alny Island in 2017 At 9am. on Sunday morning 8th October 2017, eleven brave warriors set out from the clubhouse and paddled up to the docks.  There, we had the unique and welcome experience of entering the locks and being lowered down to the Severn.  Hanging a left, we paddled down to a weir (is it Llanthony weir?). Unfortunately, the [...]

Marathon Results 2017

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Racing|Tags: , |

Gloucester Hasler Marathon Results 2017 What another outstanding event hosted by us at Gloucester Canoe Club.  It was attended by in excess of 140 paddlers from 9 clubs in the South West region.  Other local club were also present and a great day was had by all.  The provisional results as provided by the HRM software are now available here.  Please remember that [...]

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The Gower 2017

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Sea and Surf, Trips|Tags: , , |

The Gower weekend trip 2017 On this years trip we had glampers and campers but we all had a good deal of fun in, on and off the water.  Our sea kayakers completed a successful trip from Port Einon to Caswell Bay.  Whilst our juniors enjoyed the day messing about on paddle boards, with a few of the parents playing beech games. [...]

  • Swan in kayak

The Wye trip 2017

June 18th, 2017|Categories: River Wye, Trips|Tags: |

The river Wye trip 2017 I was really eager to sign up and go exploring some British rivers especially the river Wye. Being a few weeks pregnant didn't deter me and Werner and so boats were loaned, gear waterproofed and we were ready for off. Having done most of my paddling in arid South Africa to date the Wye was is quite [...]

  • A sit on top with a ram

The Gower 2016

July 11th, 2016|Categories: Sea and Surf, Trips|Tags: , , , |

The Gower weekend trip 2016 The annual Gloucester kayak trip to the Gower was full of thrills and spills, (more spills for some than others!!!).  A great barbecue and some hair-raising wave action!  It was definitely a weekend of two halves with very choppy waters on the Saturday quelling to much gentler ones on Sunday. Saturday [...]

The Wye trip 2016

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: River Wye, Trips|Tags: |

The annual river Wye trip 2016 On Friday Tom, Hilary, Chris, Tim, Cath and Rob made their way to Preston campsite to start our River Wye Trip.  Tents were pitched and the feasting began. We had a simple barbecue sheltering under the awning tied to Rob’s van. Saturday The next morning we were met by Brian, Mike, John, Melinda and [...]

The Dart Trip 2016

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Trips, Whitewater|Tags: |

Trip to the Dart January 24th 2016 Starring Andy, Fergie, Ian, Jane, John, Poady, Rich & Tim.  As a newbie to white water the flow under the bridge was intimidating, but I watched how Jane slid into the flow and tried to copy her.  It must have worked because no one capsized in the 10 yards from the put-in to the bridge. [...]

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