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New Trolley wheels to test and a Boni /Youka Paddle to try out on the Nene.

Hello Folks Yesterday I decided to change the wheels on my portage trolley. The old ones were great but they are a bit heavy and I kept on having tyre problems with them. You may remember I was about to go out the other weekend when I had one burst and spent the weekend carrying everything around the locks on my trip to Fotheringhay. I got these wheels from a bankrupt sales place so unfortunately there don't appear to be more of them available but they are light weight and the tyres are solid so won't puncture! I am not over keen on the lurid green colour but I got the boat to the water and put them on board for testing. I also decided to take the Boni/Youka paddle that I made so I could try

Cornwall trip Day 2: Scraped knees and a Rocky landing from the Sea.

Hello Folks Its been a while since I have posted and I have been doing some more recent trips but I think this one stands out because a bit of sea paddling was involved and this is something I rarely do. Back in June you may remember we had a particularly dry spell of weather and we began the second day of our cornwall excursion with a little swimming in a lovely but rather rocky cove that Andrew new of. It is a fabulous bit of coastline with awesome views like these. We made our way down to the water and went for a swim unfortunately I found it a bit difficult as a swimming spot what with the swell and the rocks under the water that I managed to scrape both my knees on. In fact it isn't as

Paddling In Cornwall a chance not to be missed!

A while ago my friend Andrew mentioned to me that he had a cottage in Cornwall and that it might be free sometime this summer. As it turned out it was available from the 18th-22nd of June and he invited me to stay so we could both go paddling with the proviso that we did a bit of maintenance on the place whilst there in preparation for his next guests. Our first outing was to be on the Helford river and we began at Port Navas. The village is very pretty and whilst getting ready we discovered this garden called Pope's Garden that is maintained by the residents for the Enjoyment of all. The put in was a little muddy and we were paddling tandem with a new seat configuration. We put the adjustab

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