Wednesday, 14 December 2011

More Exe Big Paddle pics

A few more pics from the Exe Big Paddle back in October. Showing yet again what a great day it was.

                                                      Signing during the prize giving

                                                          Carboard construction madness.

                                  Ewarts dad Peter gets back on the water for the first time in 20 years.

                      The guided tours were popular. The Exe above Topsham is perfect for all paddlers.

 Some cardboard canoes lasted better than others. The unseasonally good weather made swimming a lot of fun.

Sun, water and kayaks = massive fun! The Perception Expression and Dagger Alchemy are just perfect touring boats for this kind of water. Stable, responsive but not twitchy, fun and comfortable.  Ideal for begginers or even those coming back to paddling after a long break.

 St James, or Salmon Pool weir. Nice and easy in the summer levels. This weir is easily portaged if you dont want to run it (get out on the pontoon river right above the weir and put back in using the steps below. Just out of shot to the left).

This is all part of the Exeter canoe loops routes. Download the Exeter Canoe Loops map.