Friday, 27 May 2011

Doggy Paddle – May 2011


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.

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This really was a lovely paddle…


Monday, 2 May 2011

RCC Matters - Spring 2011

Winter has come and gone and the signs of spring are definitely with us. I do love the sounds and sights of this time of year particularly the new lambs!

We have had two exciting trips away so far this year and further afield club members have been making a splash too.

Read more in the latest edition of the club newsletter.