Archive for September, 2007

Dinner at the Church House Inn, Stoke Gabriel

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

There was a good turnout for the last gastronomic paddle of the summer. 12 boats on the water and extra four wheeled guests for dinner. The spring tide was running fast so we had to brake hard to arrive not too early. Fortunately it was a warm clear evening. The paddle back was made easy by a nearly full moon and a slight mist which emphasised the relative distance of points on the river bank.

paddling to stoke gabriel

That’s about it for this year on the flat water. Some of the team move to the raging water of the upper Dart, others will enjoy the calm of winter paddling on the lower Dart.

Dinner at the Steam Packet Inn, Totnes

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

A following wind and a rising tide forced us to slow the pace. It was a glorious sunny evening. We arrived at the inn at dusk. About 14 people sat down to dinner and 3 paddled back in the dark starry night.

just past Sharpham quay

This is the Dart just upstream from Sharpham vineyard.