Thursday, 14 April 2016

Paddled my old canadian canoe from Scole to Syleham Mill. Lovely day in warm sunshine. Clouded over as I got off the water and luckily missed the thunderstorm which seems to have taken the Billingford gauge from 0.4m, perfect paddle, to 0.6m by mid afternoon. That's a little high for comfort!

Loading the car up in the rain

Then, just before Scole, the sun came out and stayed out for the whole of the paddle:

There was an easy shoot at Billingford, reading 0.4m as promised by the Environment Agency on their website:

Some reflections in the still water just above Hoxne Weir:

Hoxne weir, at 0.4m on the gauge, really is a waterslide. No scraping or bumping and shipped no splash:

The weir was followed by a little set of shallow gravel riffs down to the Mill house:

After that it was still water to Syleham Mill where the bike was waiting to sprint back up the A143 to Scole to pick up the car and head for home.

Fantastic day!

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