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    Should read Bowron Lakes: autocorrect strikes...

    Should read Bowron Lakes: autocorrect strikes again
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    I have always been full of admiration for your...

    I have always been full of admiration for your Scottish trips and have followed them with interest. Part of my motivation to organise an Algonquin trip was because I felt I wasn’t getting enough done...
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    Yep not a good job. Must take small mirror or...

    Yep not a good job. Must take small mirror or employ missus as consultant
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    You should have left the comment for a while. I...

    You should have left the comment for a while. I was still within the time to edit the post ;)
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    Paddle, Portage and Play in Algonquin

    In August 2017 our family and the Deans teamed up to paddle for ten days in Algonquin. We were four adults and four kids aged 5,7, 7 and 9.

    Route: Access 3 to Daisy and then along the Petawawa...
  6. 1948 Lina Patel running the Serpent's Tail on...

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    Lina Patel running the Serpent's Tail on the Dee.

    Ray
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    A canoe expedition would be a mighty fine way to...

    A canoe expedition would be a mighty fine way to do your Gold Expedition. Sinkwheel (post above) provides a link to the pdf detailing standards for paddling expeditions and I think that would exclude...
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    I would follow the no paddling below 7 cumec...

    I would follow the no paddling below 7 cumec advise. That is done for environmental reasons so hard to argue with.

    Only just seen this thread as i have been presenting and running sessions at...
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    Many thanks Pete for kind comments. A pleasure...

    Many thanks Pete for kind comments. A pleasure to paddle with you.

    Tremendous effort on the surfing.

    Anyone want a little boost in their paddling I do have time available in July and early...
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    It was a pleasure to paddle with you Tim. An...

    It was a pleasure to paddle with you Tim. An absolute ball.

    Kind regards

    Ray
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    You would be surprised. SMwhistle Great first...

    You would be surprised. SMwhistle

    Great first blog. Time on the water is always the best.

    Ray
  12. It is amazing how different it is living a...

    It is amazing how different it is living a further 14 miles up the Dyfrdwy (Dee) valley makes. Proper Welsh up her including my daughter. No mixing stuff like that. Anyway the wave is very good.
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  13. Just to add to the names: The road bridge over...

    Just to add to the names: The road bridge over the Dee below the aqueduct is the Pont Cysylltau and is 17th century construction. More importantly it often has a good surf wave below it ;).
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    Yep mine are canoe based largely. If the interest...

    Yep mine are canoe based largely. If the interest is purely recreational and you want it for your river running I would go straight to the WWSR.

    I have a couple of places left on one running...
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    A good fun day with Mark SMopencanoe and it was a...

    A good fun day with Mark SMopencanoe and it was a baptism of fire. The river was at a great level but everything was running quick for a white water novice. With a background in skiing and the...
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    It is all so weather dependant. I have crossed...

    It is all so weather dependant. I have crossed from Ireland to North Wales tandem (sailing) in a canoe: the account is in my book. In sea kayak I have done a tandem crossing from Holyhead to...
  17. Glad you got the all clear. Looking forward to...

    Glad you got the all clear. Looking forward to working with you in April.

    Kind regards

    Ray
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    It is a pity. But good taste must prevail. ...

    It is a pity. But good taste must prevail.

    Ray
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    I am ashamed to say we didn't. The restaurant we...

    I am ashamed to say we didn't. The restaurant we were in on the last evening didn't serve it, I was gutted.

    Anyway one more part to go. The epic and I mean epic, run to the sea. We were straight...
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    The Spey with Kevin Callan: Part 1

    I had invited Kevin over to speak at the Welsh Open Canoe Symposium. Immediately afterwards (10am the next day) we set off for the Spey.

    With Justine Curgenven and Paul Kirtley. An amazing...
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    Yes you did. I was heading home after running a...

    Yes you did. I was heading home after running a Coach course in Preston.

    SMwhistle
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    Or good enough Ray

    Or good enough

    Ray
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    Hi Jason I can ship a signed copy to the...

    Hi Jason

    I can ship a signed copy to the States. Just checked postal cost and it is 13.05 plus cost of book at 15.00 (this is discounted from 17.99) so a total of say 28.00 You can use my...
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    I know that! I know that! SMjumping Explorer...

    I know that! I know that! SMjumping

    Explorer 15. A great design from Jim Henry.

    Still got the paddle and the spatula from that trip.

    Back out on the Missinaibi in Sept 2017....
  25. Just to be clear. The first weir...

    Just to be clear.

    The first weir (Erbistock): the river right side is lethal in many water levels and a rescue from it could be difficult to impossible. All dependent on water level. Left...
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