Funny Old Life – 2 years on

I was once again reminded by Facebook that it was on this day in 2012 that I finished a career which I had been in for nearly 10 years, it was the kicking off point for roller-coaster period in my life which I talked about here: https://wetandmucky.com/its-a-funny-old-life So, what has the last 2 years been…

By WetandMucky 26/04/2019 0

The Alps are Calling… —

The first time you break out into alpine whitewater is like taking the wheel of a sports car when previously you have only driven family hatchbacks; it is still essentially driving but wow, there is now so much more power to play with! The pressure of a large volume of impatient meltwater in its rush…

By WetandMucky 01/02/2019 0

Freestyle in the Autumn Sunshine

Freestyle in the Autumn Sunshine A weekend with no kids and no Laura, I found myself at a loose end and desperately wanting to paddle, unfortunately this was the weekend after the epic rains and it seemed everything had dried up.  Then I got a message from a friend that his plans had also changed.. …

By WetandMucky 23/10/2018 0

Saying goodbye to an old friend.

Rain seemed appropriate for this final visit… On a wet and miserable Bank Holiday Sunday my motivation to actually “do” anything productive was approximately zero, so I thought I would use the time to do something I have been putting off for a while, go and say goodbye to an old friend.  This friend and…

By WetandMucky 26/08/2018 0

Is the best paddler the best Coach?

Why the best paddler on the river may not be the best Coach… Maybe they are a “Nike” Paddler… You know when you rock up to your favourite river and see someone styling every drop and hitting unimaginable eddies or throwing some super-cool moves and you think “That’s what I’d like to do, I could…

By WetandMucky 22/08/2018 1

Are you Aroused?

Are you Aroused? No, not in the sense you’re thinking you dirty minded lot, I mean in the kayaking sense… Allow me to explain. I am currently in the French Alps with my partner and a bunch of friends for 2 weeks of kayaking amongst other activities.  During the first week, 4 of us went…

By WetandMucky 05/07/2018 1