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Forward Paddling – a close look at 2 key elements

Whether you’re a beginning paddler who wants to build a solid foundation or you’re an experienced Class V kayaker, every boater will benefit from honing their forward stroke. So spend some time practicing the tips laid out in this video … Continue reading

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Tandem Canoe Skills

Whist up-dating the site resources, I came across a video I had downloaded some time ago. It is American but once you are past the section on warm and cold water kit (complete with spring gate carabiner on the outside … Continue reading

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Integrated approach to L2 paddlesport coach education.

I have just spent an enjoyable and intense weekend assessing eleven aspirant  L2 coaches. All of the candidates were on the same training course back in March of this year. The twelfth trainee will present for assessment early next year. … Continue reading

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Aylestone Riverside Resort

Working on the long planned ‘Soar Tour’ booklet, I came across a site that has photos and memories of old Aylestone around Kings Lock (where a grand tea room still continues). Well worth a look. Both punts and canoes are … Continue reading

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Clearer view from classroom.

Back from a couple of days at Glenmore Lodge on an L3 Discipline Specific course. The Centre’s accommodation was fantastic – hotel quality. The course is designed to put into practice the content of the core training in relation to … Continue reading

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Sun and snow on a BEL weekend

Last weekend was the second installment of the Basic Expedition Leaders training at Wetton in the White Peaks. Awoken on Sunday morning in the teepee to the sound of rain, by the time I had my coffee and porridge done … Continue reading

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I had forgotten how compulsive I get when working on websites. This is not what I should be doing today. I should be getting ready for a weekend in the White Peak (if only I had a map). Must stop … Continue reading

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Bushcraft Pancake Day

Short notice session for a group of yr5 students on Shrove Tuesday. We had a great afternoon, got a fire going built some shelters, put up a tarp and made pancakes to eat with strawberry jam.

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Roller Skating ain’t what it was

I’m sure in the days of Granby Halls and doing silly stuff like leaving the floor – I used to fall over. This week, in a very crowded gym I was felled by a small skater threatening to get stuck … Continue reading

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If I weren’t paddling – I’d have time to do some work on this site

I have great ambitions for this website. To be able to post resources, course details and up-dates about my transition from company director to whatever comes next. All things that require time at a keyboard and a degree of determination. … Continue reading

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