Paddling in the Shadow of Sonomi

You may remember me posting a while back about a forthcoming trip to Tibet. The bad news is we’re not going any more. Turns out the Chinese want all the tea in China for you to boat there.
So, we’re off to Tajikistan instead! One of the former soviet republics, with bag loads of boating in the Fann and Pamir mountains.
To find out more about the trip, the team and our progress, visit shadowofsonomi.wordpress.com

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Confusio en el jungle – adventures in Mexico

Tom P enjoying the Big Banana, Rio Alseseca. PIC: Pete Wood.

I went to Mexico recently. If you get the chance, so should you. For more stunning images, head to www.chargingarc.com

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A Day in the Life

7.10 am. Tea.

8.00am. Drive.

10.30am. Gamlan.

1.15pm. Goedal.

7.00pm. Ale.

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A flying update

I’ve set up a new blog for my coaching company – check out http://www.kayakcoaching.wordpress.com or follow the link over on the right. Expect to see trip reports, dates, technique articles and other interesting ephemera of a coaching nature…

On a more active note, expect more updates on the summer’s Slovenian and Norwegian adventure, plus all the gen on the forthcoming Iceland trip, as soon as I get hold of various photos and actually get back from Iceland…

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A simple plan…

Leave France, drive to Switzerland, go kayaking.

Verzasca. Pic: CE.

Gelato!

Varallo. Pic: CE.

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Deja Vu…

With a certain inevitability, I found myself enjoying a fry up while watching the sun rise over the White Cliffs of Dover before embarking on the long haul down to France, the first stop in the summer programme of courses and boating. Now, obviously, this part of the trip had all the traditional elements of a trip to the Haute Alpes, which can get a little ‘samey’. So, ‘Me Mate’ Dave and I, along with Sepp, our German comrade, hatched a plan one day to try something a little out of the ordinary – the Cevreyette.

Marvellous fun and well worth a look if you’re in Briancon early in the season.

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It’s a tough job…

5* White Water. Cracking rivers, sunshine. Why would you consider going to the Tees?

Yours Truly. Upper Morriston. Pic: Mark French.

Fran Kohn. Pic: TP.

The Upper Morriston – quite a lot like Norway. Pic: TP.

Dinner. Smashing. Pic: SN.

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