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    Default Through the heart of England in a Canadian Canoe

    I finally figured out a way to post this. (sort of) In a way it is the original British canoe Blog. This comes from a 1922 National Geographic Magazine.

    Sorry about the quality, but enjoy it for what it is. If you really want the originals PM me your e-mail and I can send it off.














































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    Quick scan as I'm at work and it looks really interesting. You should move it to the references or download thread. Look forward to reading it tonight at home.
    Chris


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    What a wonderful story... I wonder if it is all still open to us to canoe now?

    I am just reading "On English Lagoons" by P H Emerson. It describes his voyages on the Norfolk Broads in the winter of 1891 in his pleasure wherry "Maid of the Mist"... any Broads lover should get this from the library. We can still visit all the places he describes, although almost all the Wherrys are gone... as are the smelters, the eel catchers, and the dydlers... he complains about the streets of Norwich being full of idlers and ne'er do wells... some would say nothing has changed...

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    "Always the first job of the day - the outdoor shave".
    What madness is this !?!

    Joking aside, it does look quite an interesting read - I'm kinda working through it a bit at a time. I wonder if one could recreate it now (apart from the shaving nonsense of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey_pork View Post
    "Always the first job of the day - the outdoor shave".
    What madness is this !?!

    Joking aside, it does look quite an interesting read - I'm kinda working through it a bit at a time. I wonder if one could recreate it now (apart from the shaving nonsense of course).
    I thought there was only one river worth paddling

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    I have passed the original PDF on to Magikelly and a few others to look at. If it can be posted in reference John will figure it out.

    I can still e mail the document to folks in the mean time.
    Lloyd

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    Looking forward to seeing this once it's a sticky.

    The Oxford canal and river Cherwell are still as pretty now as they were back then. Fortunately they are only about a mile away from me

    I was wondering about doing a weekend paddle myself starting in Warwickshire and heading down through Banbury and finally finishing in Oxford. It shouldn't be too difficult to find the local landowners and ask about an overnight camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyAyeMan View Post
    I have passed the original PDF on to Magikelly and a few others to look at. If it can be posted in reference John will figure it out.
    Now available here

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/through_england.pdf

    Be aware it is a 6mb file so might take a little time to download and if you do download it, save it so you do not need to do it twice Saves out bandwidth a bit that way.
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    Just whipping through it, it looks really interesting but I'll have to wait till I'm on a broadband connection to give it a good go.

    Also thanks to MK, now I won't have to ponder it's whereabouts, when next I want to read through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiKelly View Post
    Now available here

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/through_england.pdf

    Be aware it is a 6mb file so might take a little time to download and if you do download it, save it so you do not need to do it twice Saves out bandwidth a bit that way.
    Yeah it took all of at least 12.5 seconds.

    Thanks lloyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeland Pete View Post
    Yeah it took all of at least 12.5 seconds.

    I wonder how long it takes for those without broadband.
    It'll be right, trust me, I'm a Yorkshireman.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bothyman View Post
    I wonder how long it takes for those without broadband.
    Way, way, way too long!
    "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom." Which is why I don't generally read blogs when I'm on dial-up. So I'll wait to read it through.

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

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    Excellent, a great article, many thanks for sharing. Took about 2.5 mins to download.
    Pete

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