Friday, 1 January 2021

New Years Day Paddle on the Upper Tidal River

Two groups on the water this morning, a fast bunch and then the rest of us. A perfect way to start the year and the weather was so kind. Yours truly wimped out on paddling a board and took the fast sea boat instead. Though I seemed to lose that on the return journey. Beautiful day, beautiful people...

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

New Boards for Jo and Stu

Really nice to get friend Jo and son-in-law Stuart back out on the water this afternoon. I've had the pleasure of coaching them both and it was really nice to see them both out on maiden voyages on their own boards. No stopping them now.

Monday, 28 December 2020

Post Christmas Paddle under Bempton in the Sea Boats

A Little weather window gave us the opportunity to sneak under Bempton Cliffs in the sea boats - not too find, we didn't want to be going over into North Yorkshire..... A cracking morning with a little motion and just enough sunshine to keep the chill off.

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Boxing Day Paddled on the River

A perfect couple of hours with these beautiful individuals on a Boxing Day dawn raid up the river..

Sunday, 20 December 2020

The Return of Ellie

A lovely little pootle on the Pocklington Canal with these beautiful people to celebrate the return of our dear friend Ellie back home from Uni.

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Winter Fitness Training - Taran & Nordy on the River

 Blowing a hooley, nothing for it but to blast up the river in the Rockpool Taran. A hard push up but an easy ride back.. Love this boat. Rudi did very well in the Valley Norcapp.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Heron Lake With Cassy & Fi

A lovely couple of hours today with Fiona and Cassy. It rained but we didn't care and a new water to paddle.

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Humber in the Sea Boat

Cadet Lewis has been nagging for me to take her on the Humber in the sea boats for ages. With settled winds and a suitable tide we made our way from the Humber Bridge to Whitton Island as soon as their was a little light. Plenty of tide assist in both directions made for a fast journey. Amazing light for most of the day, it rained and it hailed but the sun made lots of appearances A very respectable 34 Km covered.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

On the River with Sarah

A lovely couple of hours on the river with Sarah this morning. So still and quiet first thing.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

White Water SUP at Howsham

A bit of white water SUP and our only local white water. We've played here many, many times in canoe and kayak but this is our first time on SUP. It was an absolute scream and I didn't think I could pull Fiona away.

Saturday, 14 November 2020

A Downwind Run with Lou

A quick downwind run up the river in the long boats this morning, an absolute pleasure to have Lou for company. Also very grateful the weather was a lot less fierce than forecast.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Surfer Dudes at Hunmanby Gap

 We've messed about surfing a few times now, its great fun and much transfers from the long and short boats, keep that blade active, edge and trim are so important too, messy waves today but it was great just to be out there playing about.

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Flamborough Head with Rudi

A barmy November day around Flamborough Head in the sea boats, enough motion and tide to keep us on our toes. Well done Rudi, you did great and you're progressing really well, good skills today. Out on the ebb back on the beginning of the flood

Friday, 6 November 2020

A quick Run Up the River

 A quick blast up the river in great light