Sunday, 11 December 2016

River Ure Loop by Canoe

This is another little journey that I had wanted to do for a while, we had completed most of the Ure in parts but I'd never paddled this little stretch. Quite convenient as you can come down the river and then make your way back up the canal head where there is nice parking and a pub, perfect as Fiona set across town on her walk to retrieve the car from the BCU Field entrance...

Levels on the Ure where quite low (0.44 at Ripon), just enough water for it not to be a complete scrape...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Club Trip on the Derwent - Kirkham to Howsham

Another journey for the juniors of the club with just a very small amount of white water thrown in too. We where blessed with fine weather and it really didn't seem that cold. This used to be a classic club trip before the problem of access issues,, Anyway, it gave some of the old timers something to reminisce about..

Sunday, 27 November 2016

River Idle in Canoe

I'd wanted to tick this trip off for a while so on a crisp cold, Sunday morning at the end of November we made our way down towards our put in. After what seemed an age to shuttle cars we where ready. The river is mainly a green flow but does have a few places to have a little fun on the way.

This little weir looks just so harmless but having played on it and locking the boat into the re-circulation in soon became clear it had a sting in its tail. The boy was less than impressed having to sit in a totally swamped boat as I paddled it to the side :-)

A pleasant if not rather long journey on quite a cold day. 

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Dave's Introduction to White Water Canoeing

As Dave is now making great progress in canoeing we thought it was time to introduce him to a slightly more dynamic environment. We headed to Howsham Weir on the Derwent which still had quite a good level of water pushing through it.

Excellent fun having him discover how the canoe reacts in flow using different amounts of angle, edge and trim.  And of course, we couldn't leave Howsham without a run down the fish shoot :-)

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Introducing Juniors to White Water Kayaking - Howsham Weir

With the Yorkshire Derwent at a nice level the junior members of KKC made their way to Howsham. It was a real pleasure assisting with the delivery of this little session, really rewarding watching the young people make great progress in this dynamic environment..