Try a boat, get afloat

I'm a member of Colwyn Canoe Club and each year volunteers from the club host a 'Try a boat, get afloat' day on Eirias Park boating lake in Colwyn bay. The event is open to anyone who fancies a go in the club's canoes or kayaks, on their own or with friends and family. This... Continue Reading →

10th August: A perfect paddle

We both agreed that today's paddle was our best ever. It even beats the sea paddles when I've seen seals and caves, I think! We thought we'd missed the opportunity because when I woke and looked at the clock it was 9.48 and we'd agreed to leave at 10.00. John got dressed and dashed to see... Continue Reading →

3rd August: Paddle on the Durance

I was brave today. I went paddling. John, Dan and Matthew, took vehicles to the get out point 10 kilometres up the river and, when they were back we got on at the campsite. I was really apprehensive because I haven't paddled for a while and the river looked quite fast to me. However, Dan... Continue Reading →

A wonderful week of adventures

John and I were away in South Wales last week. The weather was amazing and, following a great gig by the Manics and Super Furry Animals in Swansea, we managed to do lots of walking and running in the Brecon Beacons, as well as relaxing. The 3 long routes we'd planned were stunning and progressively more challenging, culminating in... Continue Reading →

A jam packed few weeks

I've just realised I haven't written a blog for over 3 weeks, partly because John and I have been so busy, and partly because my training has been 'more of the same'... some lows, when I've wondered what I've done entering such difficult trail races, and some highs when I'm pleased with what I've achieved so... Continue Reading →

Sun, snow & seals: an awesome weekend

It has to be said... the long run wasn't the highlight of my weekend, the sea kayaking was, particularly when we saw seals and one particularly inquisitive one came to investigate my boat. The weather and sea conditions were perfect for a paddle and I had a lovely, if tiring day, paddling 16k from Rhos on Sea,... Continue Reading →

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