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Paul Smith

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Japlaning — June 15, 2010
  2. Lack of water! — June 15, 2010
  3. Back to Work :-( — September 10, 2009
  4. Planes, Trains and …….Vans! — July 24, 2009
  5. The year so far…….. — June 9, 2009

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We finally all got together in one place.  Dave Fairweather, Dave Goadby, Beth Hume and myself. The plan was to do something as a group, that would allow us plenty of time to chat, plot and plan. Naturally something paddling related would have been great, but with the lack of water (Its the summer now, …

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Lack of water!

So far this year, it seems like I have hardly paddled at all. Particularly with the lack of water,well when I’m not at work that is, it seems that I have just been out on the usual lower water venues – The Tryweryn, The Dee, Symonds Yat and the mighty Knightwick weir on the Teme. …

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Back to Work :-(

Well its now September and for me that means that I’m back to work, doing my real job 🙁 and hence looking forward to that next holiday of mine – the October half term. But that seems so long away, but at least there are a few things to look forward to over the next …

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Planes, Trains and …….Vans!

With the end of the school year, I found myself with a couple of mid week days free so a plan was hatched with fellow Pyranha Team paddler Dave Fairweather to sample a few rivers in the North Alps. After flying into a small airport in the south of Germany, Dave and Bex picked me …

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The year so far……..

Well it has been a busy one, so far. I have not paddled as much as I would have liked due to the lack of rain, but this has allowed me to see the completion of a few projects and start a few new ones! Back in February, Matt Shipp and I managed to paddle a …

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And finally there was water……

Since The Gene17 weekend down on Dartmoor at the start of December, work and the lack of suitable paddling weather, had stopped me getting out on the water. The continuous sub zero temperatures at the start of January resulted in me having to go and climb frozen waterfalls in South Wales.