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Trip: Riding the Isis

There are [10] stories from my trip: Riding the Isis


Gallery: Trip Seven

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Trip five: The dreary spires of Ditcott

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Trip Four: Strained Sinews

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Trip Six: The Long One

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | Views [574]

Trip Six:   The Long One Clifton Hampden – Reading The last trip of a languid ½ hour jaunt along the Thames was one of enjoyment and pleasure for the two adventurers.   The problem is that enjoyment and leisure do not equate too many miles ... Read more >

Tags: kayaking, reading, thames


Trip Five: The Dreary Spires of Didcott

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 18 Jul 2009 | Views [607]

The Dreary Spires of Didcott. The beginning of this journey coughed spluttered and lurched into being.   The course of a true journey never runs smooth as is exhibited in an awkward piece of planning that resulted in – how shall I put this ... Read more >

Tags: canoeing, thames


Trip Four: Strained Sinews

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Views [356]

Fourth Trip Strained Sinews The beginning was not a display of logistics and time keeping. Have you ever noticed that time stands still longer for those who are stood still. Those racing to get to a point feel time slipping away through their finger like ... Read more >

Tags: canoeing, thames


Trip Three: Gaining the Thames

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | Views [531]

Gaining the Thames: Only two months later than expected. Coombe Station to Wolvercote (North Oxford)   It was started where it finished, by the water meadows of the Cotswolds.   The sun benevolently beaming being down its warming rays.... Read more >

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Trip Two: A swan can break your arm don't you know!

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [551]

:A swan can break your arm don't you know! Finstock to Coombe Station   A day juxtaposed to the first’ sunny mien, with overcast skies and the threat of heavy rain to come.   The days ambitions where rolled back slightly and the sights ... Read more >


Trip One: Let there be water....and there was a bit.

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Views [491]

You can't argue with a river , it is going to flow. You can dam it up put it to useful purposes deflect it, but you can't argue with it. -Acheson, Dean Gooderham   Trip One: Shipton to Finstock. The masculine mind is never better ... Read more >

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Introduction - Riding the Isis

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | Views [363]

Riding the Isis   This is a simple tale a simple journey.   It is a tale of not of intrigue, spite and jealousy. I’m afraid it has none of the juicier parts of the human condition to titillate your bored and preoccupied sensibilities.   ... Read more >

Tags: canoeing, river