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    The method of tying up was Malcolms, he was shown...

    The method of tying up was Malcolms, he was shown it a few days before by a BCU instructor, it was rock solid and only one wave came over, but if waves can come over a canoe on Loch Ness they will,...
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    Its an achievement to do and double if you do it...

    Its an achievement to do and double if you do it solo.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYtl8sNM0rk
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    It was good in a brisk wind, a light wind just...

    It was good in a brisk wind, a light wind just makes it flop about. Once you have the knack of folding it it folds quickly out the way. Like all downwind sails you have to have a combination of...
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    What I didn't explain in the blogg was when we...

    What I didn't explain in the blogg was when we got to Dores at the end of loch Ness and turned into that choppy water, to ferry, the sail became useless and we paddled a wind ferry turning the boats...
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    Welcome, I've just re-found this site after a...

    Welcome,

    I've just re-found this site after a long time away.

    I live in Walkerburn and have done the whole of the Tweed on more than a few occasions, trips long and short. If you want an...
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    Caledonian Canal September 2016.

    The trip came about because Malcolm, my long standing canoe buddy, had already done some canoe camping and “was in the area” needing to fill the rest of his holiday entitlement. The Caledonian...
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    I may do it again this year. I've done it every...

    I may do it again this year. I've done it every year except the first. However, since the canoe show isn't on the attraction of the whole affair is downgraded for me. I usually do full course...
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    I've done it solo. The wind coming into Perth...

    I've done it solo. The wind coming into Perth has a peculiar habit of making your life hell. It wasn't that bad this year. Last year was quite breezy, it nearly capsized me at Perth when I went...
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    It was very well organised and I have a lot of...

    It was very well organised and I have a lot of respect for anyone who gave up their time to ensure it is also safe.

    Someone I know would have been happy to take a dog ... had it been...
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    We did the Tay Descent... despite a weather...

    We did the Tay Descent... despite a weather warning of gales only to find the only equipment I hadn't taken and needed were sunglasses.

    On starting off I saw one Safety Crew with a rescue dog.......
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    Tay Descent 2015 and Preview......

    Tay Descent 2015 preview.



    With less than a week to go I thought I would give you a heads up on the condition of the Tay regarding water levels and a general idea of what to expect.



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  12. The rescue technique used was called "swim to...

    The rescue technique used was called "swim to shore", I recommend it when appropriate. I just wish my shore wasn't so rocky.

    By pure coincidence I was in that cave yesterday. I'll have to blog...
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    Thanks, I did see it, thank you for that. I...

    Thanks,

    I did see it, thank you for that. I put a comment on youtube. Interestingly, it's not the first time this has happened.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y7W9XP8QlU

    This is me,...
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    Can I also add a thanks to the team, I didn't...

    Can I also add a thanks to the team, I didn't need them.... but it came close.....

    A consequence of the Chicken run being closed was a lot of people ran Campsie who would otherwise taken the...
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    Full marks. Great photography, music and...

    Full marks. Great photography, music and atmosphere.
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    For those who need a drink the Inn is the Tibbie...

    For those who need a drink the Inn is the Tibbie Shiels Inn made famous by James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott and many others.

    Also, on route back is the Gordon Arms, which seems to go in and out of...
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    St.Marys Loch in Autumn

    The canoe trip I do more than any other goes like this:
    Out the house, to back garden, shed or garage. Sigh, run your hand down the scared and scratched bottom of your lovely.... (insert canoe of...
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    I am booked up. Long course, solo, open canoe. ...

    I am booked up. Long course, solo, open canoe. I'll drive up from the Borders in the morning and register at Perth.

    I've done it twice before. You get a good idea of the difficulties by...
  19. The best way to answer this is to send you to the...

    The best way to answer this is to send you to the canoe reviews:

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?3401-Venture-Ranger-16
  20. The Tweed's newest bridge & the world's longest bridge.

    A mini blogg to show you the Tweed’s newest bridge.

    http://img1.putphoto.com/images/main/6/15818413483.jpg

    It’s a footbridge capable of bikes and dismounted horses on a new cycle track from...
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    I recommend the tick tweezers by life systems. ...

    I recommend the tick tweezers by life systems.

    http://img1.putphoto.com/images/main/5/14907381838-orig.jpg

    You can get them online via Amazon and others. Malcolm had one - they are...
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    Part two

    We left the Inverpolly area and travelled North for a day off. Instead we flew kites, I know it sounds lame after canoeing, but they were big kites capable of pulling you over or propelling a buggy....
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    Spey, Steam Trains and Loch Sionasgaig

    M and K’s big Adventure.

    Adventure is an overused word, even a cliché. However, it’s not a boring run of the mill potter around either, so I am sticking with Adventure, with a capital A.
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    The Tweed... again.

    The Tweed Again. 19th May 2013.

    Just to keep you in mind of the Tweed and its many moods. A classic river run - often not so classic in low water – especially on upper Tweed.

    Our Sunday...
  25. Crow, Bad luck, the forum will miss your...

    Crow,

    Bad luck, the forum will miss your erudite bloggs, signature hat and muckboots, sense of adventure and variety of floating craft, abiet only till you recover.

    It will be a hard act to...
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