Sunday, 25 April 2021

Litter Pick on the River Hull

A most excellent day of people coming together - albiet in groups of 6, spaced apart and launching at various times to clean the River Hull at Beverley. Astonishingly we collected over 100 sacks of rubbish between us. I lead group one upstream, we had it easy by all accounts by the reports that were coming from further down river. Tired and a little humbled at just how generious some folk are at giving up their time to clean up after others. Thats 100 bags or rubbish that are not going to end up in the sea..

A Spring Time Full of SUP Tuition

Its been a very busy few weeks of delivering coached sessions in SUP to amazing people. At the last count I think we've introduced 18 people to the wonderful world of SUP paddling in the last few weeks alone. Its going to be be an amazing year, its so rewarding empowering individuals with the fundamental skills to take them forward in this great paddle sport.

Monday, 19 April 2021

An Evening on the River

A lovely evening to be on the river and this bunch made it just so much more special. Weel to High Eske for a sit on the grass watching the sun getting lower in the sky. Then a blast back, everyone swapping boards, Leia making the race board look easy, Jack powering the Voyager down the river and Tom enjoying a board far shorter and with less volume than he is used to. Just a lovely evening with perfect company..

Sunday, 18 April 2021

A Classic Yorkshire Trip

 Launching at South Landing a couple of hours before low water we made our way to Flamborough Head. Very turbulent at the headland but it settled the more north we travelled. Lovely to see the birds back at Staple Nook. Then a return journey on the beginning of the flood. 

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Bridlington Bay


A very nice paddle down into Bridlington for coffee and cake, a little bit of simple small surf fun, out to the Flamborough inner buoy, then back to the landing for lots of rescues, rolling and general tomfoolery. It was needed and it felt good. Cadet Lewis even bought me a beer at the Dog and Duck, Flamborough, nice to return to a beer garden and this is one of our favourites. All in all not a bad day..

Saturday, 10 April 2021

A most excellent morning back on the sea - its been a while and it showed. Brilliant group, a bit of tomfoolery playing chicken at Brigg End and then back into the bay for some lovely clean surf. Good to be out with my old mucka Dave Adamson again, the guys a legend. Thanks for the images of yours truly Glenn, I'm usually behind the camera.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Canoes on the River

A truly lovely couple of spring like hours on the river this afternoon. There is something just so beautiful and tranquil about journeying in open boats....

Saturday, 20 March 2021

SUPs on the Humber


With a good forecast and suitable tides Rudi and myself launched at the north side of the Humber Bridge and took the flooding tide west towards Brough. With tide assist we made great progress and we achieved a top speed of over 5 knots (10kmh). Reaching Brough at high water we had a mooch around the Haven and then back down with the ebb and a breeze on our backs.

Friday, 19 March 2021

A Downwind Run with Jo


Really nice to have a catch up with Jo this afternoon. A downwind run from Brigham to Wilfholme, just short of 9km. A barn owl showing very well near Hempholme.

Sunday, 14 March 2021

A Bit Windy

 Well that blow the cobwebs away..

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Aborted Launch Comes Good

An aborted launch on the Humber this morning, that westerly breeze against the incoming tide had made it quite lumpy and it would have been slow progress so an alternative was needed. Wilfholme northwards, we had nowhere to be so ploughed on all the way to Brigham against flow, the first time we have been here in the current lockdown. A lovely day accompanied by Fiona, lunch on Brigham bridge and then a much more efficient journey back down to the van. 17km covered in all, so nice to meet some lovely paddlers out there making the most of the day too..

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Balmy February Weather

A balmy day on the river, canoes being the craft of choice today. Parking at work, Riverview Road, Beverley, up towards the nature reserve and then all the way back down to home, Dunswell.