Thursday, 12 October 2017

Back to basics

It's been some time since I had any proper coaching in a kayak. This September I signed up to join Jim Gibson and Steve Scott (aka Aquaplay Scotland) for their annual trip to Spain. Jim and Steve have been running fairly informal coaching courses on the Noguera Pallaresa river (in the Pyrenees) for several years. Water is guaranteed due to a regular dam release, day time temperatures are high, and the town of Sort welcomes paddlers and rafters in abundance. It has a slalom course constructed by the complete diversion of the river to the side of the town. I guess this reduces flood risk as well.
White water paddling doesn't lend itself to photography, not while participating at least. The pictures of me are pinched from facebook.

 Jordan Campbell getting some air on the slalom course

 A Catalan capercaillie. The woods in this area are full of wildlife.

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