Monday, 10 October 2011

South West Canoe Show 2011. WOW!

Its been a while since our last blog and lots has happend.

The South West Canoe Show consumed our time some what. However, it was a fabulous day made even more amazing by the weather we had. Possibly one of the best days of the year?

There were a good numbers of visitors who all appeared to be having a great time checking out the latest and greatest in new paddling gear, boats and paddles. There are lots of photos up now in various places so we have tried to compile them here. If you have any we would love to see them!

Rather than fill the log with pics you can just follow the links. Here is one that for us sums up the whole weekend. Sun and fun with boats. The little lad in the picture had just won the junior race and is high fiving his sister!

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Ewarts mobile pics

The Exe Big Paddle was a great success. The general idea was to have a very large social paddle down the Exe and back up the canal. Easay going but with plenty of local interest and with history and nature guided tours to pass on the info. There was lots of newcomers taking the chance to have a free taster session run by the guys and girls at Globe 360.

But the real highlight was the Cardboard canoe race in the late afternoon.

See the photos here: The Exe Big Paddle (as pics)
Palm Blog:

Many thanks to every one who gave up their time to make this event happen. Exeter Canoe Club, the volenteers from South Devon Collage, Andy Davey @ the BCU, Ben Heddon @ Haven Banks, Palm Equipment, Canoe England, the Wild Life Trust and all the guides and safety staff.

More blogs on the way!