Thursday, 3 February 2011
Being based in the UK for a year had its advantages, I didn’t have to pack and unpack my bags every couple of weeks for a start, and I managed to fit in some quality British kayaking, and I appreciated even more, the time I could spend on the water.
I got to paddle some classic Welsh runs the Melte and the Upper Mawddach for the first time, and in very high water. I have to say when those two rivers have high flows, they are world class!
I dusted off my old freestyle boat and entered a couple of the British championship events. managing a 7th and 4th place in each, despite being restricted to all of the moves I knew when I stoppped competing freestyle several years ago! Time to learn some new tricks!
Have a look at this to watch me try to get to grips with freestyle again and catch up with the kids. You may recognise some of the moves from...uh 2003 ish
I worked for the rest of the summer on my dissertation project and finished my studies at the end of October, so at the beginning of November it was back to work, and I headed out to the best place for that time of year:
My final adventure of 2010 was to pick up the suit that I’d been measured for in one of Delhi’s many tailors and head home for a snowy graduation and Christmas. I’m now working in Banff enjoying some of Canada’s finest powder snow, but I’m looking forward to whatever 2011 has to offer!.