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Rapids of the Nile River – DEAD DUTCHMAN (LEFT LINE)

Rapids of the Nile River – Dead Dutchman taking the left line.  It’s big water time.

Rapids of the Nile River - DEAD DUTCHMAN
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Movie Monday 10 December 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 10 December 2018 at Unsponsored.  Sit down and take some time to check out these great whitewater videos.

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Beating Cold Hands

I reckon cold hands are almost worse than cold feet. When my hands get cold they hurt and as they warm back up they really hurt.  If the air and water temperature isn’t too bad then I’ll go through the pain barrier as once my hands are warm they’ll stay warm.  However if it is super cold then its hard to push through the pain barrier as it takes so much longer.  Cold hands will limit your ability to hold stuff. If you aren’t able to hold your paddle then you are pretty stuffed.

Tyne Tour 2018
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Following Dane Jackson Down The Zambezi

Would you follow Dane down the Zambezi?

Following Dane Jackson Down The Zambezi
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Peak UK Rescue Tape

Peak UK have released their own version of the rescue tape.  This bright yellow 5m long tape is constructed from 20mm tubular tape.

Peak UK Rescue Tape
5m of rescue tape
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Social Media Saturday 8 December 2018

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 8 December 2018 at Unsponsored.

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Movie Monday 3 December 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 3 December 2018 at Unsponsored.  We’ve got some crackers for you this week.

Movie Monday 3 December 2018
Movie Monday 3 December 2018

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Social Media Saturday 1 December 2018

Check out Social Media Saturday 1 December 2018 right here at Unsponsored.  Welcome to winter (if you are here in the northern hemisphere!)

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Clear Access Clear Waters

British Canoeing has launched its Access and Environment Charter – Clear Access, Clear Waters – a campaign which sets out a vision to confirm access to the rivers and inland waters of England and to protect the environment.

It brings together the views of members, the wider paddling community and other key stakeholders to clarify our vision for fair, shared, sustainable open access to water. 

Based around three key pledges it sets out our vision and ask of the Government to address the matter of public access on water and protection of our environment.

Working with MPs, key stakeholders such as DCMS, Wildlife and Countryside Link, Inland Waterways Association and Canal & Rivers Trust, the Charter we have brought Ambition Six to life.

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Weils Disease – Leptospirosis

I’ve kept this quiet for the last 10 days as I didnt really want too many people to know. The post below was what I put on the 2 kayaking groups we go with, so it’s aimed at paddlers a little, but, it also lets everyone else know what has happened. I’m still rushing about everywhere, so may not have time to reply to any messages. Currently she is in Ward 35 of LRI, and doing well, in fact today she was far better than yesterday, so is improving each day.  She has her phone now, so when she has the energy, she may reply to some of the messages she has. 

I think it’s safe enough to tell the story now. It’s long, but please read it as it may save your life.

A few of you have met Rae Baker, anyone who goes to the Nene will have seen her multiple times.

On Monday 12th Nov. she said she was feeling like she was coming down with a cold. Tuesday was the same, aching, but no sniffles/sneezes. Wednesday she said her legs were really aching.She didnt go to work as she felt terrible. She thought this was due to a bike ride the previous Saturday.

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Freestyle Kayaking In Plattling

Zofia Tula gets some freestyle kayaking time in at Platting.

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