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Movie Monday 18 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 18 October 2021.

Movie Monday 18 October 2021
Movie Monday 18 October 2021

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Student Kayak Guide – Surviving Your First Club Trip

Surviving your first Uni Club trip is all about preparation.

Surviving Your First Club Trip
Surviving Your First Club Trip

Firstly do you have the right kit and/or access to the right kit? If not get the very basics sorted. It’s going to be a miserable trip if you get really cold. Make sure you have a dry set of kit to get changed into at the end of the trip, something nice and warm is always a great idea and include a hat. A large beach towel is good bit of kit to get hold of. You’ll need to put this kit into something and also be able to carry your wet kit home with you. Ikea bags and plastic “bags for life” are superb for this job.

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Winter’s Coming: Paddling Through Shorter Days And Frosty Mornings

After a turbulent year, we suddenly find ourselves on the cusp of winter and the endless combinations of cold, wet and windy days presented by the good old British weather. As we say farewell to our shortie cags and board shorts until next year, let’s remember to pack the essential clothing and kit which can make a cold day on the water more comfortable and reduce the risk of hypothermia, cold-water shock, frozen fingers and hours shivering misery!

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Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021. The when will the water be back edition.

Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021
Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021

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Movie Monday 11 October 2021

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Movie Monday 11 October 2021
Movie Monday 11 October 2021

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Dagger Nova

Adrienne has been paddling the Nova and posted this short clip on Instagram. Check it out.

The Nova will probably be too small for me but the Super Nova could be the slicey boat I have been waiting for.

Astral Green Jacket LE – Heron

Astral have a new limited edition Green Jacket for 2021 – 2022. In honour of the Green River this new LE PFD is called The Heron.

Astral Green Jacket LE - Heron
Astral Green Jacket LE – Heron
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Ard Moors 2021

After a short absence September saw the return of the Ard Moors Mountain Bike Enduro.

Ard Moors 2021
Ard Moors 2021

I was there at the top of stage 6. Here are a few shots from practice day. The rest of my images can be found here.

Ard Moors 2021
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Movie Monday 4 October 2021

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Social Media Saturday 2 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 2 October 2021.

Social Media Saturday 2 October 2021

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Movie Monday 27 September 2021

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