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Renew, Refresh, and refurb……

It’s been a long drawn out return to the norm following the burglary at the end of last year. I have learnt much about the law in France … and in fact see that it suffers from similar complaints that … Continue reading

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The Medway Estuary

Having lived in the South East for a good few years I am no stranger to the Medway Estuary. Now that I have moved well away I find I always enjoy a return to this amazing area. At first sight … Continue reading

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The Thames

The original plan of a new years eve paddle was abandoned, mainly due to the weather but it was difficult matching known good parking and launching places with the tide. River Thames Kayak Instead we launched new years day from … Continue reading

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Last paddle of the season (…in France )

This is always a time of reflection for me as the year draws to a close, again I have been very lucky and had the opportunity to paddle on some fantastic coastlines and enjoyed some great trips. This year has … Continue reading

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Windy weather .. another bash with the Sail

We have seen many long standing and slow moving depressions sitting over the atlantic. This weekend again greeted us with high winds just about round the entire coast of Brittany, magic seaweed showing  Bf 5 to 6 It presented another … Continue reading

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The Nantes to Brest Canal A nicely sheltered paddle

The entire coast of Brittany was hit with high winds up to Bf 7 over the whole weekend. There were some moments of calm but not really allowing a good day trip. So we looked inland, our first choice were … Continue reading

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Sea Kayaking, Redsands Towers revisited under sail

Sea Kayaking,  Redsands Towers revisited under sail I am once again in England and with a small errand to complete at Canterbury, I took the opportunity to paddle out from Herne Bay to Redsands. I have completed this paddle a … Continue reading

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Villes Martin to La Banche Lighthouse

Tide Coefficient 82 Low Tide St Nazaire 11.00am Destination: La Banche Lighthouse With winds up to Bf 7 in the days running up to the weekend, it was good to see a ridge of high pressure move into the bay … Continue reading

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Deck reinforcement for the sail

When I described installing the sail, I was rather optimistic with my assessment of the strength and suitability of the front deck of the Tahe Wind 585. I was completely preoccupied with the ‘downward’ forces acting on the mast base, … Continue reading

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Playspots on the Etel

Here’s a  google earth view of the area showing the two Islets creating the white water on the Flood tide. Below these two Islets is another rocky clump which creates a powerful wave on the Ebb.  The current flows around … Continue reading

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