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by David.H
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scotland Coast to Coast (4000er peaks)
Replies: 0
Views: 1926

Scotland Coast to Coast (4000er peaks)

Hey My friend and I did a coast to coast trip during May, with the aim of climbing the 9 highest mountains in Scotland as part of the crossing. We only made it on to 7 of the 9 summits in the end but had a great time on the trip all the same. I wrote a trip report and put a viddy from the route on m...
by David.H
Mon May 13, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hig and Ellen on British Television
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: hig and erin on British Television

@AeroNautiCal

i don't have a telly either but got the program on ...

http://www.channel5.com/shows/ben-fogle ... catch_up=1

it's available at this link until april 2014 ...enjoy..
by David.H
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: North by North West - Stac Polly by Packraft (Scotland)
Replies: 3
Views: 3742

Re: North by North West - Stac Polly by Packraft (Scotland)

Really great photos on there - Thanks for sharing.

And I like the Song of the Paddle site, it always seems really friendly.

Cheers
Dave
by David.H
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: River Dee (Scottish Highlands)
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Re: River Dee (Scottish Highlands)

Hi Andrew - Land access law in Scotland is different to the rest of the UK. In Scotland, although the country is chunked up and owned in large estates, you have the right to cross any land. This includes rivers, there are no restrictions whatsoever. That said, many landowners don't like the fact bec...
by David.H
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 316
Views: 119679

River Dee (Scottish Highlands)

The rest of the blog post is here:
http://gridnorth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03 ... lands.html


by David.H
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 316
Views: 119679

Re: Youtube Videos!

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by David.H
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: River Dee (Scottish Highlands)
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

River Dee (Scottish Highlands)

After some time looking at it on maps I went up to paddle the River Dee last week. I only did a 75km stretch, but I reckon the section I paddled is probably the most "natural" stretch (as far as the banks and the surrounds go). The biggest of the white water is still to come at the point I took out,...
by David.H
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly
Replies: 17
Views: 14944

Re: The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly

I love the idea of this but some more info would be good, like how much can be stored inside (in cubic inches / litres)? And some video of it being loaded up? I bet it is easier to right your boat packing like this...
by David.H
Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Cost to Coast - Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

Cost to Coast - Scotland

I'm just back from a coast to coast trip (west to east) Starting near Oban and finishing at Spey Bay. Similar to one that a couple of others on here did in that it followed the Spey for the last section. But a different route from the start, also including Rannoch Moor and Loch Ericht. It could have...
by David.H
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packrafting in France
Replies: 6
Views: 5623

Re: Packrafting in France

don't know about ardenne but you should check out this blog!

http://dzjow.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/p ... its-gorge/

Awesome Packrafting trips, this one is in France.
by David.H
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got sick from my packraft
Replies: 1
Views: 2577

Re: I got sick from my packraft

I've never cleaned mine. I worry more about sucking the air out to roll it tight. I don't know what damp bacteria crap I am sucking into my lungs!
by David.H
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: West Coast Packrafting - Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 2166

West Coast Packrafting - Scotland

Hi I put a trip report from my recent backpack through the west of Scotland online. It was a 14 day trip with saltwater and fresh water paddling. Regrettably, there was very little by way of river paddling. The big flow rivers aren't in that area and the water was just too low for the smaller ones I...
by David.H
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packrafting in France
Replies: 6
Views: 5623

Re: Packrafting in France

Scotland is not far away from France!
by David.H
Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New For 2012 from Alpacka
Replies: 7
Views: 7422

Re: New For 2012 from Alpacka

Still no news re drysuit for 2012 then... shame
by David.H
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packrafting in Gautefall, Southern Norway
Replies: 2
Views: 5712

Re: Packrafting in Gautefall, Southern Norway

Hi Mikkel, the video of this trip was nice!

http://vimeo.com/29875331
by David.H
Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Torridon, NW Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

Torridon, NW Scotland

I took a trip to Torridon in NW Scotland, it's a very beautiful area. Put pics on here... http://gridnorth.blogspot.com/2011/10/backpacking-packrafting-in-torridon.html I paddled a bit. A nice trip down Allt Strath Lungard (small river) the River Ewe and also Loch Maree (which is big and very beauti...
by David.H
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Isle of Senja (Norway)
Replies: 0
Views: 1848

Isle of Senja (Norway)

Hey folks... I put pics (and a whole load of me just banging on as i tend to do) on my blog... http://gridnorth.blogspot.com/2011/09/midnight-sun-part-1-senja.html Don't care for all the blabber? That's cool, there are plenty of pictures if that's are all you're into... Seriously, Senja was awesome ...
by David.H
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Admin deleted my account / all my posts
Replies: 5
Views: 2287

Re: Admin deleted my account / all my posts

Yeah, I wondered about that. Welcome back :)
by David.H
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: The Tweed from Galashiels to Coldstream (Scottish Borders)
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

The Tweed from Galashiels to Coldstream (Scottish Borders)

Hey folks... put some pics form a weekend trip down this stretch of the Tweed on my blog.. Just a weekender and not such a wild one at that. I haven't really included details of the river... Feel free to contact me if you are heading down that way. Word of caution is that the OS maps don't mark many...
by David.H
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: The Tweed from Peebles to Galashiels
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

The Tweed from Peebles to Galashiels

Hello I had a short trip this weekend along the Tweed (Scottish Borders) from Peebles to Galashiels as a recce for proper a trip later this year (hopefully). Put some pics up here: http://gridnorth.blogspot.com/2011/06/river-tweed-peebles-to-galashiels.html I think the upper section (the part I padd...
by David.H
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packraft to Suilven mountain (far NW Scotland)
Replies: 4
Views: 5495

Re: Packraft to Suilven mountain (far NW Scotland)

Was too knackered to make it to the Lagoon last Wed after the grind. Tomorrow I'm gonna make it though, so see you there...
cheers
by David.H
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packraft to Suilven mountain (far NW Scotland)
Replies: 4
Views: 5495

Re: Packraft to Suilven mountain (far NW Scotland)

Great trip Chris and awesome pics! I think you are right about the fascination of little wooded islands... I've got Sionascaig and the Loch Maree islands high on my list. You're lucky to be in location up in the far NW! Have you ever taken the Yak in to open water like you would with your Incept? I'...
by David.H
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scot Highlands trip report: rivers, lochs, summits & BOG!
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Re: Scot Highlands trip report: rivers, lochs, summits & BOG

Thanks John.

Been out on your boat recently?
by David.H
Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scot Highlands trip report: rivers, lochs, summits & BOG!
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Re: Scot Highlands trip report: rivers, lochs, summits & BOG

Sounds good. What club have you been paddling with? We should have a drink and compare notes sometime.

Dave
by David.H
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scot Highlands trip report: rivers, lochs, summits & BOG!
Replies: 4
Views: 2153

Scot Highlands trip report: rivers, lochs, summits & BOG!

Hey folks... I made a trip in May that involved some nice packrafting. I put my pics and report here: http://gridnorth.blogspot.com/2011/06/paddling-and-hiking-trek-through.html Crossed Rannoch moor via River Ba, Abhainn Ba, River Gaur, lochs Ba, Laidon and Eageach. Then passed over the hills betwee...
by David.H
Tue May 31, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: New toy on Isar
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

Re: New toy on Isar

Andreas!

I totally love your FlieWaTüüt idea... can you get both the copter and he bike on the raft?

Hope so...

Enjoy

Dave
by David.H
Fri May 27, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: Newbie Here

Hello!
by David.H
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: Wanted: Yukon Yak, in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Wanted: Yukon Yak, in Scotland

Scratch this... Got new one
by David.H
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: new toy on river Alster, near Hamburg, Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

Re: new toy on river Alster, near Hamburg, Germany

nice dog! Thanks for sharing
by David.H
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Journey on the Wild Coast documentary
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Journey on the Wild Coast documentary

I guess this is as good a place as any to ask... Does anyone know if there's a way of buying a copy of the Journey on the Wild Coast documentary or seeing it online?
by David.H
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: Wanted: Yukon Yak, in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Wanted: Yukon Yak, in Scotland

doesn't have to ship from the UK, though. From the States or elsewhere would be ok...

thanks
by David.H
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: Wanted: Yukon Yak, in Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Wanted: Yukon Yak, in Scotland

Does anyone have a Yak for sale? Ideally with a deck. Also, I prefer green rather than the bright colours. I'm also looking for a paddle and PFD. I'm in Scotland, UK.

Cheers

David
by David.H
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For SALE: Yukon Yak
Replies: 13
Views: 3859

Re: For SALE: Yukon Yak

sent you a pm