Archive for July, 2006

Dinner at the Maltsters, Tuckenhay

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

A fair tide and a following wind took us from Dartmouth to Tuckenhay, on Bow creek. The rain became heavy as we landed on the hard at Tuckenhay. However, the company at dinner was happy and the service slow, so it was dark when we embarked for the return journey, under a clear starry sky and again with a following wind.

starlight embarcation

The Ferryboat Inn at Dittisham

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

A gentle paddle to the Ferryboat Inn at Dittisham. As you can guess from the blue light, Dittisham is in shade and the sun is about to set. We will have to take our night lights on the evening paddles from now on.

ferryboatinn

The hot weather brings new members

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

An important safety drill is that newcomers must be able to get out of their canoes when they capsize. Then the rest of us get a chance to get them back into the canoe. Louise insists on emptying her oversize boots before re-entering.

louiseboots

Fund raising

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Twice a year we hire the kiosk in Dartmouth’s park. It is owned by the town and is available for charity fund raising. It is the main source of money for equipment. The club’s founder, Tim Freeman, is serving.

kiosk

Barbecue with the Freemans

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Perfect weather: warm, windless and shady. Guests arrived by land and sea and the children were fully occupied jumping into the water.

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A windy Sunday morning

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Nothing special to report, but the photos might interest the participants at least.

on the beach

raft

Lazy evenings in the sun

Friday, July 7th, 2006

This last week has been warm, sunny and calm, with a low tide in the evenings, so we have been messing about in the caves outside Dartmouth on the port side.

caving

And splashing about on the rocks in gentle surf (click on image below for full resolution).

rockhopping