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    Yes, I concur with Fredster, I've done it quite a...

    Yes, I concur with Fredster, I've done it quite a few times too, but I prefer it with the centre paddler kneeling as well.
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    Nice blog and pics! That's one of my favourite...

    Nice blog and pics!

    That's one of my favourite areas at the top of Windermere, I love all those quiet wykes that seem to be largely ignored, and its great going up the Brathay and Rothay a little....
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    Thanks guys, although unfortunately still can't...

    Thanks guys, although unfortunately still can't see them Bootstrap - I've just got those little black boxes with an 'x' in. Never mind! Maybe I should join the bushcraft forum!
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    Hi Steve, Any chance of getting those pics so...

    Hi Steve,

    Any chance of getting those pics so we can see them over here as I'm not a member of that forum?

    Cheers

    Rich
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    Oh yeah, that's all I intend to do really! Its...

    Oh yeah, that's all I intend to do really! Its not really about actually going somewhere!!
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    Nice one. Looks great! I plan to do a few...

    Nice one. Looks great!

    I plan to do a few early morning pre work paddles this autumn myself. Just trying to work out the timings, I'm 20-25 minutes from the put-in, need to be at work at 8.30ish...
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    Nice one. Been out on Coniston the last two...

    Nice one.

    Been out on Coniston the last two weekends.

    When was that, Saturday?

    How far up is that camp spot, I don't recognise it but it looks pretty good!
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    Hope it was a good day, I was out on the bike in...

    Hope it was a good day, I was out on the bike in the day and went down the west side - glimpsed plenty of boats on the water. I didn't make it later though - was too tired after my bike ride!
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    I might turn up later if that's OK? I thought I...

    I might turn up later if that's OK? I thought I might bring some of the family too but its looking like they're all too busy so might be just me.

    I'm trying to arrange time, what time are you...
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    Cheers. Just got me thinking that would be a...

    Cheers.

    Just got me thinking that would be a nice trip and you could make it pretty easy going with the flow of the canal. I seem to recall that they did say the trip downstream was quite a bit...
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    Nice blog, looks like a great trip. We went on...

    Nice blog, looks like a great trip.

    We went on the Llangollen Canal on a narrow boat last year and really enjoyed it, brought back a lot of memories!

    You made good time, does the flow make a...
  12. Nice one mate, I'm jealous! Looks fantastic in...

    Nice one mate, I'm jealous!

    Looks fantastic in the snow.

    Glad you had a good one. Next time maybe.
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    Yep, I'm now the proud owner of a cherry maliseet...

    Yep, I'm now the proud owner of a cherry maliseet from Edenwood and its beautiful to behold, to hold and to paddle with. Highly recommended from me.

    I keep meaning to post some pics and a review...
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    I like this idea Martin, but what is a prussic...

    I like this idea Martin, but what is a prussic loop? I like the idea of tying up the ridgeline first, then simply hooking the tarp to it with carabiners, but the carabiners would slide - which is...
  15. Cheers for the comments. It was a good day...

    Cheers for the comments.

    It was a good day out. I think John's up for another go one of these days! Its just getting time to fit it in around our cycling!
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    Cheers guys. Mat, yes, indeed! If you look...

    Cheers guys.

    Mat, yes, indeed! If you look carefully there is actually a shot of him with the paddle touching the water! :)

    Gav, it was very soggy - in fact, i would go as far to say that the...
  17. Exporing Ullswater in the Freezing Cold - a mates first ever paddle

    I've been telling a good mate of mine, John, about some of my paddling adventures over the last 12 months or so and shown him a few bloggs on SOTP and we've kept meaning to arrange a day for a paddle...
  18. Looks like a nice relaxing paddle, I love the...

    Looks like a nice relaxing paddle, I love the silent and atmospheric paddles.
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    An important wild camp in the Lake District

    Why was it important? Not for any signifcant reasons, but it was me and my 13 year old Tom's first 'solo' wild camp - a 'dad and lad' wild camp!

    So important as I think its valuable for us to...
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    Yep, cheers Retro, a good day - as you say,...

    Yep, cheers Retro, a good day - as you say, nothing massively exciting but just good to be out.

    I have a few pics, I will post a few up when I get the chance.

    I think it's interesting that...
  21. Looks like a stunning trip, love it. Nice one...

    Looks like a stunning trip, love it. Nice one fellas. Great pics.
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    You DO bang the sides - although you try not to...

    You DO bang the sides - although you try not to of course! Not so much bang perhaps, but kind of bump into them a little. We had a few minutes instruction with the buys at the boatyard, then set...
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    And of course remember, just a few miles along...

    And of course remember, just a few miles along the canal is the Chirk Tunnel and then the Chirk Aquaduct, which is also pretty spectacular and runs alongside (and below) the Chirk Viaduct. So there...
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    I think this is quite a nice shot which gives a...

    I think this is quite a nice shot which gives a sense of scale I think - although its of the walkway side which isn't as scary as the other side:
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  25. Interetsing blog, looks like a fun day out, I...

    Interetsing blog, looks like a fun day out, I always like seeing your blogs from what was once my neck of the woods. Looks like hard work at times though!

    I must say its an interesting contrast...
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