Ok folks , we`re planning a day out – a Grand day out in fact . Its going to be the ideal opportunity for those that have recently finished their intermediate courses to practice and hone their newly acquired skills on moving water .
We`ve got a Plan A which is the lower Tryweryn in North Wales and a Plan B ( fall back plan ) of a day at the seaside, kayak surfing in either Saltburn or Sandsend . At the time of writing we don’t actually know if the Tryweryn will be running as its a Dam release controlled by Natural Resources Wales but ive spoken to them and theyre very optimistic about a water release as the Llyn Celyn Reservoir which feeds the river is full but they will know for definite on either Wednesday 10th July of Thursday 11th July . If it does run it will cost you £15.00 in river fees but you will get a snazzy, waxy ticket to wear on your BA for months to come to show that you bossed the Welsh beast . If we end up going Surfing instead , you`ll still need all your usual paddling kit and you will get Sand in places you didn’t know even existed ! but its an absolute blast and you might even get a Donkey ride and an ice cream at the end of the day.
This is an unofficial trip but you will be looked after at all points by two of our Club coaches – Michael Scholefield and AL Benson and hopefully more coaches will sign up before the day too. On the Tryweryn there is one Grade four rapid towards the end of the trip which is easily portaged with a chicken chute to paddle along , but as those that have been paddling with us recently will know – we wont pressure you into doing anything you don’t want to . If you feel that you want to come on this day trip but are wary about your paddling abilities please feel free to ring either myself – Mike Scholefield 07443221630 or Al Benson 07765862979 a bell to discuss the trips.
The weather forecast is looking good for the day and if you fancy coming , please drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance, stick a ” going” on the facebook thread and we`ll liase about the final destination in the days leading up to it .
Cheers, Mike Scholefield