Many thanks to everyone who helped clean-up the river. Thanks to a massive effort, the river is now pretty clean all the way to the Leam/Avon junction, and I believe thanks to Leam Boat Centre, all the way to Warwick.
On Saturday myself, Simon and three of his friends pulled out a tent, and around 15 bags more rubbish, mainly plastic bags.
Other stretches of the river re the DoggyPaddle are still a little grim in places, but on the whole the river is OK !
It’s seven thirty in the morning at the club. Two minor miracles have already happened. Janet and my twenty year old son, Ben, are both up, making sense and on time. Roger is sorting kit out. Jodi is eating. We need another miracle, we have to meet Brian at the get in. I’ve been there before but always as a passenger. I put on a confident face and we set off.
It’s just after nine and we’re done with miracles. We’re in Cricklade, Brian has reluctantly put his book down and joined…Continue
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Roger organises a trip you are going to be travelling further than originally advertised. The survivors of the infamous Severn trip last year will testify to the bottom aching weariness that slowly takes over your body, seeping in through the tight cuffs of your cag, flowing down through your shoulders, cramping your feet in the tight confines of your kayak. The draggled remnants of the party that went on the Dove tour who limped back into…Continue
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