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    Default R Tay, Kenmore to Grandtully this Sat 7th Oct.

    As per the title really.

    I am staying at the SCA campsite on Friday night with a view to hitting the water at around 10:00 Sat morning.

    Should be be a good run

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    Ian
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    Ian. Would love to do this, but am watching a grandaughter stroke a WJ15 quad at the Reading head!! Best regards though

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    Ach dude, I'd have been there too but away for the weekend
    Cheers,

    Alan


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    Cheers both !
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    Would love to join you for the first bit of this, which is the only part to Grandtully I haven't yet done, and would like to "tick it off". Won't have time for the whole trip though. If you'd like to work something out with transport, let me know. I have an inflatable kayak, so might not be as fast as you! Enough river experience to survive - probably!!

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    A bit after the event Ian, I was away racing in Wales at the weekend, and already booked up for many weekends to come.
    Hope you had a good one?

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    Ian and Jim.. Our trip over that course is a high light of my open canoe life.

    Peter

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    That's great to hear Peter!

    It is quite a nice section at the easier end of the scale, and builds up nicely towards the end - I mostly only do the end
    Good company, good chat, nice level...

    Jim

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    Ian were you back today?

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    Hi Jim, - yes we were back there today with Elveys and the Southern boys. Level was pretty huge, as big wavetrains as any of us had paddled. I took a big swim.

    Think the very strong westerly wind blew a LOT more water into the river.....
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    Brilliant!
    I was chatting to Calum in the bar at Tees barrage and he said he'd met a group of canoeists whilst picking Matts boat up in the morning, said there were some from London and one from Dumfries - I thought it sounded like a SOTP kind of group and thought of you!

    He knows where the takout at Thistlebrig is now, when I described it to him he rembered seeing rafts coming out of the path

    Great that you had a go, shame about the swim, did you go a long way down before you got to the side?

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    Jim, your spies are everywhere !!

    Swim went well really - could’ve been shorter but no harm done. Was good, both for myself and the other guys to see how we each react when someone takes a swim. Doesn’t happen often ...

    Andym made me chuckle (as ever) with his comment on my clumsy front crawl.

    ”Aye, you got some good punches in there Ian ! One or two more ‘n I reckon the mighty Tay would’ve given up and stopped flowing “

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    Well I do seem to know lots of people...

    Had a bit of a swim myself on Sunday, caught an edge in my C1 on an eddyline, rolled 1st time but dropped straight into a stopper as I came up and felt myself shift in the boat as I flipped again so a second roll wasn't on. No punching involved though

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