Neil Cox, and Leanne Dyke, both members of Bristol Canoe Club, crossed Iceland with a Packraft (a type of inflatable kayak) in May 2017.
Here is Neil’s write-up, including video, and a river description.
Neil comments: “We believe this is the first recorded source-to-sea descent of the Þjórsá, with Leanne also being the first recorded woman to complete a packraft traverse of Iceland.”
I have a copy of the very first newsletter distributed by Bristol Canoe Club.
This is “Issue 1, Number 1”, December 1962. The club had obviously been founded before this, but we don’t know how much earlier.
Note that this includes a suggestion to paddle the river Dart from Dartmeet in Jan 1963, “Rough water grading unknown, since, to the best of our knowledge, it has not been previously canoed, but probably R.W. III-IV.”
I have scanned this in, so have a look here.
Bristol Canoe Club Newsletter Issue 1 Dec 1962
The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in June 2016. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will cost £60.
This course will begin on 9th June. If you are interested, please email our enquires address; see our contacts page.
Note that this course is now full.
The club will be organising a beginner’s course for adults in May/June 2014. The course will consist of four 2-hour sessions on Bristol docks, on Thursday evenings from 6pm. This will (probably) cost £60.
This course is expected to begin around the middle of May. If you are interested, please email our enquires address; see our contacts page.
Very many congratulations to Tris Turner & Keith Saunders who came 9th in the Liffey Descent, and to and ex-member Tim Pearce and his brother who came 7th.
Mike Millington also paddled a canadian canoe with his mate from up north, and they came 24th in Canadians.
The full results are here:
Well done to everyone.