Some club members took part in the 19 mile annual Doggy Paddle from Leamington Spa to Stratford-upon-Avon last Sunday. This event, which attracted around 100 paddlers, raises money for guide dogs for the blind.
Soon after starting we portaged the first weir with the imposing backdrop of Warwick Castle towering above us.
This is a lovely river, sometimes narrow and quite fast, sometimes wide and serene, although on Sunday there was a stiff wind against us for most of the way.
There are then three further weirs which can be shot. Lunch was taken overlooking one of these. Shortly afterwards we passed another couple of club members who were enjoying the day in open canoes.
This really was a lovely paddle…