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Mid-Wk Sea Kayak Trip


Event details

Event details to follow

                                         Forecast [TBC]

1. Event co-ordinator:      Mike Sunderland

2. Trip Leader/s:               Mike Sunderland and John Soady

3. Trip type:                        Sea kayak - river - Sands, central Carlisle Lower Eden to the Solway (Rockcliff)  15K paddle

4. Level of ability :             Improver or better

5. Date:                               Tuesday 10 January 2023

6. Venue:                            Put in BEHIND the Sands centre on the Lower Eden (to Rockcliff, the start of the Solway)

OS Grid Ref/Drop Pin        Dropped pin.   https://maps.app.goo.gl/BmM7ZN16JJ2ye3Vk6?g_st=ic
Rockcliff egress: drop pin https://maps.app.goo.gl/m5e7bRN1TP5bUjk26?g_st=ic

7. Meet location / timings: 9.00 arrive for 9.30 briefing with shuttle arranged to Rockcliff

8. Meet to share lifts:  Always good to share lifts to save on fuel & emissions

9. Anything else:  River Eden is flat, wide but moving and exposed to wind at times.  The Sands Carlisle has a shoot but easily negotiated and the tide influence does not kick in until the egress at Rockcliff.  No portages or major rapids.

Pleas bring lunch, a warm drink and items for the shared picnic

Winter series, mid-week sea kayak paddles by MSu - details to follow

2023 dates for Mid-wk Sea Kayak trips
Tuesday 10 January plus 29/30 Jan - Tyne Tour - separate event on calendar

Tuesday 14th and 28th February

Tuesday 14th and 28th March

I am happy to co-ordinate and lead the trip for 5 paddlers and more if I have another leader. However, as we will be a team, we are jointly responsible for one another’s safety on the water.

Please ensure you carry the correct kit for the trip – plenty of food and drink to share.

RSVP at least 2 days before the event. 

Guests welcome after signing up on the LCC website – x3 LCC trips – contact organiser or come with a member:  Membership | Lakeland Canoe Club (wordpress.com)

Regards Mike Sunderland – 07975 946 312

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I could meet up on route. I have an e-Golf which is electric, if I drive I will have to charge for the return trip, would take about 35 mins, not a problem for me.

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let’s be rational and not get too involved with media hype.

Today the Eden is dropping and heavy rain is not predicted until 8am in the morning.

15mph with stronger gusts SSE - it will mainly behind us if we start at the SANDS, central Carlisle and reduce the distance to 15K by Paddling to Rockcliff, Solway.

predications talk about temperatures raising from 4 to 10degreesC !!

Pressure is dropping dramatically as the day progresses.

I am confident the water will not be dangerously flooding.

I am confident it will rain

I am confident if we reduce the distance and paddle from the Sands Carlisle 15K to Rockcliff we will all enjoy both the “crack and paddle”, with the winds behind us for much of the journey.

if Predictions change dramatically I will cancel early in the morning.

PLEASE a bring a helmet, spare clothing and your best waterproof paddling jacket.

See you at the Sands, Carlisle for 9am tomorrow.

I will amend the website.


ps:  however feel free to drop out if you desire.



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