A group of 6 Hamptoneers paddled the 14+ miles from the Bells Of Ouzeley pub in Old Windsor down the Thames back to the club. It was a cool day but the rain showers stopped once we were on the water so we all enjoyed a quick journey on the fast flowing waters, bar one swimmer and an exciting get-in at Chertsey lock.
Check back soon for the full trip report….
The picture above is of Andy Garbett at Sunbury weir who was not with the trip group but part of the main Saturday paddlers from the club who we saw briefly at the Walton bridge cafe. Note the very high water level spilling over the portage. You can always check the water level at Sunbury lock by hovering over the News menu and selecting ‘River levels at Sunbury lock’, it was 2.9 metres when the photo was taken. The typical range is 2.3m to 3.2m.
Dan led a small group on the River Mole.
Phil, Dan, jenny and Tony took the two canadian canoes for a trip on the Mole. See the pictures here
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A group of Hamptoneers went for a sunny paddle on the tidal Thames in early March. Read Andy’s account of the trip here. ***
Some pictures taken by Peter Loy early this morning – see lots more on the clubs Facebook group page
The main events for the coming year are now all listed in the calendar on the Trips and Events page.
Wild water below Sunbury Weir
Frosty morning at Bell Hill
(Pictures by Peter Loy – see lots more on Facebook)
A hardy band of Hamptoneers took to the frozen waters of the Basingstoke canal last Saturday (16.01.2016) paddling from Mytchett to Ash Lock and back.
Just three Hamptoneers went on a last minute trip on the Basingstoke canal last Sunday to find some placid water!
Anne-Lise and Dan (Peter Loy behind the camera)
Some pictures from the New Years Day outing on the Wey Navigation. See Facebook for lots more pictures and videos.
Andrew, Peter, Norma, Dave, Jenny, Anne-Lise, Val, Mark, Tamra, Christine
Dan and Peter try out the new canoe going down Coxes weir
Now, where did I put that bailer?
Dan, Peter Loy and Derek joined a group of paddlers to descend the Mole from Betchworth to Leatherhead. Read Dan’s account here. I will add some more pictures but there are lots on Facebook and videos too.
8 Hamptoneers paddled the tranquil waters of the Basingstoke canal from the Barley Mow pub near Fleet to the end of the canal at the Greywell tunnel. Read Jill’s full trip report here with pictures now added
Dan, Phil, Jenny, Jill, Peter M and Amanda in the tunnel
Amanda makes it through!
Phil rescues small dog