Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: An April day on the Cleddau

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Llanddarog Carmarthen
    Posts
    654
    Journal Entries
    3

    Default An April day on the Cleddau

    Hi All,

    A bit windy but a good day was had on the Cleddau down here in West Wales.

    As well as me there was John Fenna (white Alan Bridges) and Nigel also known here as Happy Fish in a Mad River and his dog whose name escapes me - but a little darling.

    Our route started from Black Tar and we headed downstream past Llangwm and on to Lawrenny. We then paddled back upstream for lunch near Garron Pill.











    There was a strong headwind paddling back up to Black Tar but typically when we arrived the wind dropped!







    I was thinking that if all the members of this site contributed say 1000 we could buy this property for use by members. I would of course volunteer to be caretaker!


    I read elsewhere that the Lakes up North would be soooo busy. Here we saw very few others and certainly no canoeists.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Canada..From Sea to Sea
    Posts
    215

    Default

    Great trip and I love the boil up part with that smoke curling in the breeze!

    Btw, That's the first I've heard of the Alan Bridges canoes.
    Do you have a web link for this designer - I tried a few but to no avail?
    Pirate of the Grand Banks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Llanddarog Carmarthen
    Posts
    654
    Journal Entries
    3

    Default An April day on the Cleddau

    The smoke looks romantic, but it's a pain when it gets in your eyes!

    Alan Bridges, as far as I know no longer makes canoes. I used to run the Birchcreek website but we closed it down.

    It is a shame that he no longer makes the boats.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Lakes
    Posts
    13,059

    Default

    Nice windy blog with photos to match.

    TGB
    May the gentleness of morning, greet your silent passage through endless waters...

    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Crowle Green. Worcestershire
    Posts
    353

    Default Alan Bridges canoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Andrews View Post
    The smoke looks romantic, but it's a pain when it gets in your eyes!

    Alan Bridges, as far as I know no longer makes canoes. I used to run the Birchcreek website but we closed it down.

    It is a shame that he no longer makes the boats.
    Your right there Bob'. For sure Alan designed some excellent boats and he built them well. I wish i still had one, especially my 14' 6" solo one that I did my 5star open boat in.................
    But then there was his lovely peterborough
    To travel alone is a risky business, especially in the wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West Wales
    Posts
    118

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Matkat View Post
    Your right there Bob'. For sure Alan designed some excellent boats and he built them well. I wish i still had one, especially my 14' 6" solo one that I did my 5star open boat in.................
    But then there was his lovely peterborough
    His Birch Creek 16 was his best - I love mine despite almost ripping the bow off in a "Irish Ferry Wake/rock" kind of encounter (the gunk on my bow in the photos is not dirt but raw filler...)
    Wood fire cooking is fine if you take Bob along and do not sit next to him...he is a natural smoke magnet!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Location, Location
    Posts
    1,335

    Default

    Looks like fun guys, thanks for sharing
    Rich




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •