These are the last of the old photographs that I have been able to scan in for a while. Some good memories of paddling in Jersey and further afield.
Derek Hairon on the Roche du Diable in southern Brittany, Easter 1983. This was a time when canoes were not seen that frequently on white water in Europe.
Playing at Le Mourier Valley. We used to build little dams to hold back the water and then release it so that it was possible to shoot down the concrete steps. It was best to do it whilst it was still raining. It has been quite a few years since we did this last, should be time for a return visit.
Self rescues off Greve de Lecq. This was experimenting on a Senior Instructor Training course in about 1982.
Nicky off the southern tip of the Quiberon Peninsula in 1984. We were crossing to Houat, a delightful island, for lunch.
Arriving in Carteret on the Normandy coast. The 14th July 1989, we had gone over for the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.
On the Rance in France, in the early 1990’s. It was one of those days when kayaking on the sea would have involved paddling from one sheltered location to the next, but in Brittany there are plenty of sheltered estuaries to head to.
Canoeing in the forests of northern Maine. Great family holidays in the early 1990’s.
The girls may have enjoyed this part of the holiday more. On the statue of Andre the seal in Rockport. Andre just a great children’s book and film. The tape version was played for hours on car journeys.