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    Default Looks like I'm solo for a bit....

    My paddling partner has just broken his arm, falling off a swing.

    I should point out that my bow paddler is my eight year old son Ross. The poor lad has just spent the afternoon in casualty, and won't be paddling for a month or two .

    At the moment the plaster cast is a novelty but I bet he gets fed up soon.

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    My paddling partner has just broken his arm, falling off a swing.

    I should point out that my bow paddler is my eight year old son Ross. The poor lad has just spent the afternoon in casualty, and won't be paddling for a month or two .

    At the moment the plaster cast is a novelty but I bet he gets fed up soon.
    Sorry to hear about Ross.
    Is there a doctor in the house.

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    Poor Ross. I can imagine he is going to be a handful with a cast.

    Still you can Cher him up by telling him that paddling is good physiotherapy so one his cast is off you will have to take him paddling all the time (might work as an excuse to Janie too )

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    Sorry to hear about Ross. Hope it is a simple break with short healing time.

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    Hope he heals up quick.

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    Oh no!

    Remember, if worst comes to worst, you only need one arm for a praddle.....



    Get well soon Ross!

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    canoe sailing.....................only one hand needed for the tiller/rudder...........waterproof sports cast????

    I remember my broken arm as lad. In those days my main thing was birdwatching, which I could do okay by using the cast to support the binoculars whilst the other hand held and focused.

    So, canoe sail to camp across the loch, hill walk and birdwatch!! Could be the start of another expensive hobby. Maybe stay at home and watch TV eh?

    If the sailing appeals and you need the kit, drop me a line and you can have the sailing canoe for a w/e.

    chin up Ross........
    If it wasn't for the rain in our lives there would be no rivers. X 2

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    What a drag. At least he made it through most of the holiday first.

    You're gonna miss him. I was amazed at the difference he made to the pace of the paddle.
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    Poor Ross.

    Hope he doesn't get too fed up.
    'There is no wealth but life itself.'

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    Thanks all. It's turned out to be a greenstick fracture of his distal radius so should heal uneventfully.

    He's back to school today but all your comments cheered him up.

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