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About colonelorbit

A husband, a father, an Environmental Scientist and a Kayaker - not necessarily in that order!

Training paddle, solo trip from Totnes to Diddisham – against the tide

So another training paddle completed this weekend. Managed to combine a social trip to Devon to meet up with the Hamilton’s who were camping at Beara Farm (Buckfastleigh) with a paddle down the Dart. Paddled from Steamer Quay, Totnes to … Continue reading

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JohnHarcombe’s 2:08 h Kayaking Move #SuuntoPaddle

Oops – IT problems!

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Late blog from last week – great paddle out from Lynmouth, rock-hopping, surf and wildlife

Had a fantastic paddle with Darren and Dom last week along the Bristol Chanel, this time from Lynmouth to Heddon’s Mouth. Was a beautiful day and learnt a lot from Darren and Dom. The weather was kind to us, with … Continue reading

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Feeling inspired and exited again after meeting Prof Hermon-Taylor

Me and Alex had the unexpected opportunity to meet the Prof Hermon-Taylor and the rest of the team working on the MAP vaccine, at Kings College London, yesterday. What a fantastic man; interesting, caring and very inspirational, made for a … Continue reading

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Successful, if shorter trip

A good day’s training with Jo, Dom, Becky and Leon, plan was altered slightly,due to conditions, with the plan to paddle from Watchet to Porlock rather than Minehead to Lynmouth, so avoiding the worst of the tide race and making … Continue reading

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Next training paddle – Minehead to Lynmouth

Getting exited for the next training paddle, this coming Sunday. Going out with Jo and Dom again, this time a longer paddle s planned, the longest so far, from Minehead to Lynmouth. Shoulder is feeling much better, if not quite … Continue reading

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On-going physio

Starting the 3rd week of flexibility and strength training on my shoulder, as advised by my physiotherapist Marcus Bill. Feeling a little better but not perfect yet, got an appointment on Friday so with a ┬álittle more work, hopefully will … Continue reading

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Blog – training and events

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