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Recent  TRIPS

We have paddled many rivers, both close to home and as far away as South Africa, Mongolia and North America. Here is a selection where I have written a blog of some sort.

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Dalsland, Sweden 2021

We spent 10 days making a "figure of 8" circular trip around the lakes of Dalsland. The scenery is great. Normally this is an area of gentle paddling with little wind. We had however two really windy days and some torrential rain!

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Pieterpeddel 2021

Our trip through the Netherlands from the Sint-Pietersberg in the south to Pieterburen in the north.

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Gudena river 2020

Despite Corona restrictions, we managed to travel to Denmark for a week at the end of september, when travel was allowed from the Netherlands and paddled the Gudena river.

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Ireland North to South 2019

We made our own route through Ireland from North to South. I wrote a long blog on Song of the Paddle forum.

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Orkhon river Mongolia 2018

We fell in love with Mongolia in 2016 and returned this year to paddle the Orkhon river, in a different region to the previous trip.  (No blog or link)

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Loire 2017

We revisited the Loire, which we had previously paddled in 2010 and enjoyed French culture and wine.  (No blog or link)

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Khovd river Mongolia 2016

On the recommendation of paddling friends, we went to Mongolia and paddled the Khovd river, a wonderful river and an introduction to Mongolian and Kazac cultures.

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Thames, England 2015

015 started closer to home in May with a trip down the Thames, the river where I made my first paddle strokes many years ago.

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Noatak, Alaska 2015

In 2015 we made our first visit to Alaska and paddled the Noatak, an easy river with spectacular scenery above the Arctic circle.

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Assynt, Scotland 2015

Not having had enough of trips, in October 2015 we joined a trip led by Wilderness Canoe taking us around the magnificent scenery in Assynt, Scotland.

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NFCT 2014

In 2014 we paddled for 47 days  on the  Northern Forest Canoe Trail.  Click on the picture for our story of the trip -  Journal of the Floating Dutchman

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Snake and Peel,  Canada 2013

With 4 German and Swiss friends, we spent 22 days on the Snake and Peel rivers in the Northern Yukon

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Bloodvein, Canada 2013

Having just retired, we spent 7 weeks in Canada and paddled this trip in Manitoba end to end with the Snake and Peel trip.

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Werra, Germany 2011

In former East Germany, a bed and breakfast trip down the Werra. We paddled before easter. Campings only open after easter.

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Mountain river, Canada 2010

There is continuous white water for much of its journey from the mountains to the confluence with the MacKenzie and the mountain scenery is really fantastic. We planned to paddle it again in 2020 but Corona put paid to that.

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Rogan, Sweden 2007

Swedish nature preservation area with lots of lakes, portages and wind.

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Trysil, Norway 2007

A short 4 day trip with plenty of WW 2.

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South Macmillan, Canada 2004

We paddled the South Macmillan river in the Yukon Province of Canada in the summer of  2004. We started at the "VW put in " and paddled via the Pelly river and Yukon as far as  Dawson. The trip is nearly 850 km long.

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Nahanni, Canada 2002

The Nahanni is one of our favourite rivers. We paddled it commercially with Nahanni River Adventures in 1994. We returned in 2002 and paddled the river with some friends Harry and
Marlene.