The first trip of the New Year was a not too difficult paddle on the Severn from Newtown (Powys) to Abermule – around 5 miles with one portage around a lethal looking weir but generally- Grade 1-11 with some flat. The river was suitably high and Andy took his Canoe onto moving water for the first time. One lesson – always bring some spare kit, which we did! You don’t get far without a deck on moving water.
Our next outing was to the Dee. Not the classic Town Falls and Serpents Tail but a more modest venture from Llangollen to Ty Mawr Country Park. Starting below the Town Falls, going through Trevor Rocks, a relatively easy grade III, we paddled under the impressive aquaduct. It was cold, very cold and we appreciated the sun. Less important things were left behind today, just a coat. It was a long walk out and up from the river. See Nigel’s Post for more info.