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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sit On Top Kayaks





Out and about on Bridgwater Canal today with my Outdoor Students. Sit on Top Kayaks were the vessel of choice for a short trip and a game of canoe netball in the docks.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Wet in Wales Day 2





Well, it was wet again today, so we left the climbing gear in the van and climbed Tryfan via the north ridge and down via Bwlch Tryfan and Llyn Bochllwyd. Proper rain saw us wet through to our pants but that s just part of the adventure

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Wet in Wales - Day 1





Today I was in Snowdonia with Andy who is on the Wet and High Adventures Long Term Instructor Development Course. The forecast was for rain but it didn't appear as bad as expected so we headed to Tryfan Bach to get some routes done. Andy was looking to lead some routes. We climbed a number of routes from Diff to Severe and had a few small rain showers. That is until our last route when it came down with vengeance and soaked us completely on the top pitch.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Red Sea Deep South








I have just returned into Port Ghalib after a great week at sea on Red Sea Adventurer on a Wet and High Adventures trip. This trip took us to St Johns and Fury Shoals as well as dives at Elphinstone.

We saw Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, a Whale Shark, Dolphin, Turtles and all the usual Red Sea Fish.

Thanks to the awesome guides, Elke and Tarek.

There will be a video uploaded once I get home in a few days

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A week on Dartmoor





This week I have been on Dartmoor directing a course on behalf of  Wet and High Adventures Ltd for some Bridgwater College apprentices in conjunction with Action Based Training. 6 instructors, 36 students, rain, sun, climbing ,biking and a mini expedition filled the week. The course is still running for the rest of this week and next but I have come home ready for another Wet and High Adventures Trip departing tomorrow.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Canal Canoeing





Out on Bridgwater Canal today in Open Canoes with my new cohort of Bridgwater College Level 3 Outdoor Ed students. Introduction to the course and basic boat manoeuvring today including how to get around a swan on the slipway.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Overland Event



This weekend I have been at The Overland Event in Oxfordshire. This is a weekend gathering for Adventure Motorcyclists interested in overland travel. There was a large variety of speakers and a number of manufacturers present which made for a good informative weekend. Even the wet weather didn't cause a problem as there was plenty of cover available.

I grabbed the chance to test drive the Triumph Tiger Explorer XCx (low seat version). Yep, Triumph are making a full size adventure bike for short people :-) This is the first 1200cc bike I have ever been able to get both feet down.