Archive for July, 2005

Dartmouth -> Brixham

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

snooze at berry head

On 17th July we paddled to Brixham, pausing at the Mew Stones to play with the seals and at Berry Head because we were tired. That is strange because it was clear weather and a following wind and tide all the way.

Slapton -> Dartmouth

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

claire at slapton

On the 9th July we paddled from Slapton to Dartmouth, finishing off with a barbecue.

the slapton group

bbq

Dinner at Stoke Gabriel

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

A small crew was rewarded by a lovely sunny, warm and calm evening when we paddled up river to the Church House Inn at Stoke Gabriel.

stoke gabriel pontoon

Surfing at Bantham

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Pete organised surfing at Bantham, 7th June. He ensured nice friendly minisurf for those of us who were unfamiliar with sliding down waves.
Even so, most of us managed to slide out of our boats. Here are our smiles of relief at the end of the day

surfing at bantham

Beach Cleanup

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

The club moved in on Mill Bay, just east of Dartmouth Harbour, on June 12, to clean up the man made junk washed up on shore. Here we are with our loot.

mill bay cleanup

After our toils we had a barbecue lunch. Freshly caught mackerel was the star item on the menu but Tim made the dessert, using doubtfully ecological components:

freeman dessert

Start here!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

This is the first post on the blog of the Canoe section of the Dartmouth Yacht Club in Devon UK.

First, we have to get into the water. Here’s how, but don’t try it on your own. You need to be given a strong outward push to avoid sliding down the concrete wall.

sky dive

We do tip over in the water occasionally, the next picture shows an advanced technique used to bring to land a group of six men who have lost four kayaks. We are not usually so incompetent, but we do prepare for such events, in warm sunny weather.

Six on Two