Another weekend away in the van this time to a different location, Budleigh Salterton in Devon for a bit of squirt boating on the river Otter. The Otters pocket is a mystery move spot formed as the tide pours over a ledge creating a powerful seam allowing downtime of 15 seconds plus if if you get it right.
Another great trip away for a long weekend, this time to the Isle of Wight. Its been at lest 6 months since I paddled my surf boat and with 2 ft of surf predicted and tailing off to flat seas over the long weekend I decided it would be good to take my surf boat with us.
One of our first destinations was Compton Bay for a surf to take advantage of the surf before it dropped off, this is only the second time I’ve surfed off of the isle of wight and both times i have been pleasantly surprised at how good the surf was.
The following day we visited Sea View and spent the morning crabbing off of the rocks, I can’t remember ever going crabbing as a kid and thoroughly enjoyed it, using left over pizza made really good bait.
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We have Just returned from a great weekend in North Wales. On the drive up we visited the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to take a walk along the 1007ft aqueduct towering 126ft over the River Dee, its amazing to think this took 10 years to build and was completed in 1805, well worth a visit if your driving up the A5 towards Llangollen.
The main reason for our visit was to take part in in the 2013 Tryweryn Festival at the National White Water Centre near Bala, North Wales. Run by the River Legacy Project with events and activities throughout the weekend, we took part in the photo competition with photos that Lou took of me at Lee Valley and the Tryweryn winning two great little Lowe Pro camera bags for 2nd and 3 places.
I took part in the Big Dog ‘Radical Rodeo’ with marks been awarded for traditional old school moves and going big with new school moves, only because I happened to be playing in the worlds hole when every one turned up to take part.