Thursday, 19 May 2016

Short walks at Hales Green and Sisland Wood

No orchids on Hales Green yet but the Ground Ivy is very nice

The Beeches are looking magnificent in Sisland Wood

And although the Bluebells are going over they still make a lovely display

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Shotford to Homersfield at 0.25m on the gauge

Launched at Shotford, particularly nice shallow gravelly section down to Mendham which was a bit dry to shoot but I managed:

Portaged Limbourne Mill past the dozens of notices beginning with "Private" and "No" etc. Most unpleasant place on the river and a long portage. Then down the very shallow gravel riffles where the old sluice at Homersfield has been removed:

Then down to finish at Homersfield Bridge:
Homersfield Bridge from Petro Dobromylskyj on Vimeo.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Billingford to Shotford, back in the 'yak

Paddle with Tony from Billingford to Shotford Bridge yesterday, About eight or nine miles and 5 little weir shoots. Lots of fun, glorious day.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Paddle from Syleham to Shotford Bridge

Before visiting Winks Meadow I paddled the canoe from Syleham to Weybread. Great day. This is the Waveney just after the (very muddy) start:

Down the river to Needham, cows and Greater Celandines in the water meadows:

Then squeezed down the flow gauge at Needham mill. A bit wet but easier than carrying round!

Portaged at Weybread then down the gravel riffs below the weir pool:

Then a stop for a swim just above Shotford Bridge. Still a little cool at this time of year, but very nice never the less:

Early Purple Orchids at Winks Meadow

Revisited, the Early Purple Orchids are out in abundance now. Lovely.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Shotford with 0.3m on the Billingford gauge

The little rapid just below Shotford Bridge on the Waveney. Bit of a scrape at this level in the Canadian canoe, should paddle tomorrow:

EDIT: Paddled next day, if you follow RHS there are no scrapes at 0.29m on the Billingford gauge in the Canadian canoe.