Sunday, 23 October 2016

Ripon to Boroughbridge in Canoe

Dave has been making great progression in the canoe so I thought it would be a great idea to have him journeying on a few styles of water. We made our way down the Ripon canal and headed down towards the River Ure. This section of the Ure is mainly flat water but there is a nice little section just below the weir which allows for simple white water skills such as using the flow, breaking in and out and general confidence building.

Further down the river and as it widens the environment lends itself to paddling in a more exposed area where thought has to be given to paddling in winds coming from various angles. On the whole, nothing too challenging but I'm sure the group quite enjoyed the journey..










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