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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Messing About In Boats

With: John Pear
Weather: A fine sunny early spring day with light north easterly breeze
Where: Derwent Water, Lake District

Its quite strange really the news has been dominated by stories of torrential rain & floods yet in our corner of Cumbria it, at least, feels like its been quite a dry April and today was a taste of summer! The blog has been quite light on canoeing posts, this is something that will change! This afternoon I met up with John Pear at the Kettlewell car park on Derwent Water the bright sun & clear blue sky illuminated the landscape. John & I have been good friends for over 20 years and we've shared many adventures some of the best of which have featured extended canoe trips in NW Scotland and Ireland. Today was the first time we have paddled together for a good seven years - its been too long! 

Setting off from Kettlewell we just headed "out there" and before long had arrived at St Herbert's Island. John brought a flask of tea & some cake which was consumed on the beach before heading back to where we started, a very straightforward afternoon but it really was one of the highlights of the year so far! Hopefully the pictures do it some justice.

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