This is my paddling blog. I’m a lifelong paddler, coach and photographer. Under construction! Photos on this site can be found on olypics.
This year I paddled 2,500 kilometres on the Danube. I paddled with two friends and most days we paddled ten hours to twelve hours. We had a few half days and a couple of rest days too. The equipment is important on an unsupported trip and there has been a lot of interest in the equipment we used. More details of the journey are in my blog.
This year (2016) I drove the British Canoeing minibus and trailer to Plovdiv in Bulgaria and then on to Minsk in Belarus. My son was competing in both events so it was a great way for me to support him and take photographs. It was a month long trip and although enjoyable was at times challenging, especially at border crossings to and from Belarus. We had to twice call the embassy for support.
Plastex are a leading manufacturer of kayaks and canoes. We have a number of end of season special offers on stock boats. Please message me for details. We supplied the GB para kayak team with their kayaks in Rio and were very proud of their performance. Fourteen of the eighteen gold medals in Para kayak were in Plastex kayaks. Read about it here.
On the Danube tour I used cameras supplied by Park Cameras. I had a small Peli 1050 micro case with the Sony A6300 and Sony FE 35mm f2.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens. I also has a Sony A7s and a RX100 iv. Early in the trip the RX100 stopped working after getting damp and on my return Park Cameras promptly replaced it with a new one.