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Why You Should Paddle The Norfolk Broads.

Canoeing means different things to different people. For some it is the thrill of blasting down rapids on a fast moving river using your paddling skills to keep yourself from capsizing or hitting rocks but for me it is the joy of being utterly away from it all in a place of pure tranquillity and calm waters.The Norfolk Broads offer this with the added bonus of lovely big wide open spaces with acres of sky. Sometimes being alone can be difficult with so many boats around but although larger than my wooden canoes are also beautiful pieces of craftsmanship. Lakes can get choppy if the wind gets up so it always good to be prepared for a change in the weather. Opportunities for seeing wildlife ab

Terrapin On The Derwent.

Recently I went to visit a friend in Yorkshire in celebration of his birthday. The celebrations were to be spread over several days and the location was adjacent to the River Derwent with easy access for my canoe so I was able to go out for the occasional paddle. The first time I went out was on the early evening of my arrival and I returned as the sun was beginning to go down. On my second trip I had a bit more time and went a bit further up to Kirkham weir where I could just about see the Abbey ruins from the water. On my way back down river I spotted a dark shape on a log and realised it was a terrapin when I saw it flop off the log into the water and got a good view of its underside. I h

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