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..