Sunday, 6 April 2014

CHILLED WEEKEND OFF! SAILING ON CONISTON WATER AND KAYAKING ON THE KENT





Just had a really chilled weekend after an awesome week off recharging the batteries!  On Saturday I finally got Becki to kayak and she loved it.  We got in a go down the Kent and it was so much fun paddling in the extra daylight.  Today we headed over to Coniston Water with friends to do a bit of Sailing on the Darts.  There was some nice South Westerly winds coming in which mad it exciting!  Bring on more adventures!

Peace,

Dan

Saturday, 29 March 2014

THE YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS - INTO THE OUTSIDE CHALLENGE EVENT MARCH





March saw the first INTO THE OUTSIDE challenge event - The Yorkshire 3 Peaks.  It was quite a wild one weather wise and a very hard challenge but the group was amazing and spirits were high all day!  We started in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and went up and down Pen-y-ghent in 3 hours.  With lashing rain and 40-50mph wind gusts it was quite an achievement!

After Pen-y-ghent we trekked across the moors to the Ribblesdale viaduct to begin our ascent of Whernside.  This section of the challenge we a real struggle as its such a wide route around to the top of the mountain and the visibility was very poor.  But the group dug and we made it to the top and bunkered down in the summit shelter.

From Whernside we hiked our way across to Chaple-le-dale and fired up to Ingleborough, across the soaked moors, if it wasn't for the boardwalks we would have needed leg long wellies!  The mountain was practically underwater.  The final climb to the summit was hideous but we made it and the smiles in the group were out of this world.  After a quick refuel we got a good pace on back to Horton and completed the challenge in the dark an impressive 14 hours after starting!

With a tired by hugely satisfied group we headed over to the Station Inn for some food and beers and a good sing with the local guitarist playing some old time classics!

To get yourself on an INTO THE OUTSIDE Challenge Event go to intotheoutside.co.uk/ito now!  The National 3 Peaks, Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Lakes 3000s are great challenge events you can complete this summer with your friends, family, work colleagues or DofE students. Email Dan for more information at intotheoutside@hotmail.co.uk or call 07748 764640.

Peace,

Dan

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Peace,

Dan

KAYAKING IN THE SUN AT CIWW


Just got back from an awesome day at CIWW.  Lovely paddle in the sun down on the bay.  Warm breeze and a chance to try out my bro's kayak for a change!  Lovely to have a surf and go through some skills with the Welshman.

Peace,

Dan

Friday, 21 March 2014

THE COMING OF SPRING AND AN EVENING SESSION KAYAKING



What a delight - it's Spring! Only a few weeks until the clocks change and we can wake from hibernation and have fun again!  Tonight's episode took me down the home town run the Antarctic man - Mr PWS.  The sunset on the ride home from work was so stunning it drove like meat loaf and grab my buddy and hit the river!  2 loops is all we got but it was worth it!  It's been too long since I sat in my favourite tub!  Come on light evenings hurry up.

Peace,

Dan

LOUGHRIGG LOOP - WHOOP WHOOP!

It was great to get out after work and smash the Loughrigg Loop.  A nice short run straight out of the door.  Standard up and down with an awesome ride down the terrace.  It got a we bit close at the end as rowdy flow and white fang almost took me clean out!  Great to have the light evenings back.  We stopped in the Rule afterwards and had a swift Guinness as it was St Paddy's.

Peace,

Dan