2012's kayaking adventures started with a weekend of 4* training on Dartmoor.
Now, I'm not really one for paperwork - I got my 1* at the age of about 13, but that doesn't count! Last year I made a bit more effort and got FSRT and First Aid certificates, but missed out on 2*assessment due to illness. This year's aim is to do WWSR - in my opinion far more useful than star awards!
On Saturday morning we met up with Chris, our trainer/coach/whatever, in Buckfastleigh and after a bit of a briefing got kitted up and headed off to paddle the... continue reading »
Welcome to 2012, home of the London Olympics (which I don't give a shit about) and possibly the end of the world (again. yawn). Personally I'm far more excited at the idea of getting a new boat in a few months time, but there you go...
2011 ended in a quiet pub, sober. I was knackered from paddling in the daytime and being up late drinking the night before, so I feel this is acceptable Overall, it was probably a good year. Nothing massively bad seems to have happened - or if it did I've already forgotten it - and I've... continue reading »