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Sea Paddle - Devon Sunday February 25th 2018
Lee Bay to Combe Martin and return.
East flowing stream starts at about 7am and the west going at about 1330, so ideal for what we want.
Be on the water for 1030. We will hopefully be able to get into the Tunnels Beaches at Ilfracombe and maybe a nose around the harbour. Hele Bay also provides an opportunity to stretch our legs. Tidal streams are only 1-2 knots and this coastline is more sheltered from the swell.
This trip is a similar distance of about 11km each way. A slight variations is Hele Bay to Heddons Mouth slightly longer at 13km each way.
This trip is open to 2* paddlers and above.
There is room to drop boats off at the west end of Lee Bay and a car park just up the road.
Please register your interest in this trip by contacting Steve.
Please be aware I will be away from 8th to 16th February and for most of that period will not have any internet access (bliss) so there may not be any acknowledgements until I return, but this will still be a week beforehand.
The latest forecast for Sunday is temps at 5'C and winds building to over 40mph.
Unless this changes by Saturday I will cancel the paddle.
Yes we can find somewhere sheltered from waves and swell, but with a wind chill factor well below freezing the chances of someone becoming hypothermic if they get wet is too high. If it was just cold without this wind then it would be a different matter, but I think to venture out in these conditions just for the sake of it is bordering on the irresponsible.
I will confirm one way or another either tomorrow evening or Saturday. If I do cancel I will try to organise an alternative date
Introduction to Moving Water - March 4th 2018
Meet at the boatshed at 8:30 to load boats and collect gear.
Park at Symonds Yat and spend a few hours developing skills on moving water, before having a go on the rapids. Note that this journey is not a river trip as we will only be paddling in the localised area of the rapids and the area above that.
The trip is open to anyone that is comfortable with capsizing and able to get out of their boat. Only short boats will be used. If you have any queries or are maybe unsure if you have adequate skills, please contact Ian to discuss.
You will get wet even if you don't go 'swimming' so please ensure that you have sufficient warm/spare clothes for on and off the water.
The Severn Bridge Toll is £5.60 and parking for the day at Symonds Yat is £5.00 (cash only).
There is plenty to do for non paddling family members including several walks (river and up to the lookout) as well as the pub/restaurants.
The intention is to be back at the boatshed by 4pm.
Contact Ian Downing
Junior Paddle - 12th May
We are running a paddling trip for our junior members on Saturday 12th May to Saltford in Bath.
We will meet at the boatshed at 9.30am and kit each child out with a boat and the necessary equipment (paddle, buoyancy aid and helmet). Lifts will be available. It will be an all-day trip, so we may not be back until around 6pm.
On the day we will not be paddling far, as the emphasis is more on fun than paddling. For those of you who do not know Saltford, there are some weirs to play on so we expect to be falling in a lot and practicing different types of rescues.
THEY WILL GET WET, SO PACK A TOWEL AND SOME SPARE CLOTHES.
Suggested clothing for the paddle would be - old clothes (one or two layers depending on the weather), wet shoes if possible (NOT trainers) and a waterproof thin coat or a cag. Each paddler will need to bring a water bottle and a substantial packed lunch, as they will be using lots of energy!
There will be at least six Coaches helping on the day, so your child/children will be well looked after.
Bantham Swoosh - Saturday June 9th - preliminary details
The Devon River Avon to Bigbury Burgh Island (made famous by Agatha Christie) through the Bantham Swoosh.
Suitable for Long or Short Boats and Beginner Paddlers.
A stunning easy trip. Hundreds of wild swimmers do it each year. Starts at the Stone Bridge Aveton Gifford around midday and culminates in a paddle through the Swoosh to the sea. We will stop for a tea break on a deserted beach along the way.
For anyone wishing to stay the weekend, beyond the organized CCC paddle, there is camping, surfing, swimming, cliff walking and many other activities in the area.
More details to follow early May.