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by hlloyd33
Sun May 20, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Rio Bocay and Rio Coco - Nicaragua
Replies: 3
Views: 5353

Re: Rio Bocay and Rio Coco - Nicaragua

And here's the video for the second part of the packrafting trip, down the Rio Coco.

http://helenstakeon.com/the-great-ameri ... -rio-coco/
by hlloyd33
Fri May 18, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Good Central American routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 7103

Re: Good Central American routes?

Having just come back from a packrafting trip in central America, I'd say the Rio Bocay and Rio Coco are pretty remote... and really fascinating if you want to see something of the Mayangna and Moskito people who live in the area. A few fun rapids to shoot too but nothing too scary! We only met 2 ot...
by hlloyd33
Fri May 18, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Rio Bocay and Rio Coco - Nicaragua
Replies: 3
Views: 5353

Re: Rio Bocay and Rio Coco - Nicaragua

Well, I made a short video of the trip down the Rio Bocay. Took 4 days from Ayupal to the end where it meets the Rio Coco on the Honduran border: Video: http://helenstakeon.com/the-great-americas/video-of-packrafting-the-rio-bocay/ More info on the trip plus my blog for the first couple of days is h...
by hlloyd33
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Central America
Topic: Rio Bocay and Rio Coco - Nicaragua
Replies: 3
Views: 5353

Rio Bocay and Rio Coco - Nicaragua

Just spent 8 days paddling down the Rio Bocay from Ayupal to San Carlos on the Rio Coco (which is on the Honduras/Nicaragua border). Was about 250km i reckon.
Was a fantastic trip! Photos are here...

Photos of Packrafting Rio Bocay and Rio Coco in Nicaragua

Trip report to follow...
by hlloyd33
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scotland route ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 3665

Scotland route ideas

Got about 3-4 weeks when back home next summer and thought a trip to Scotland was in order as not explored there much. Looking to take my mountain bike and packraft and tent. All I need now is a route. What would be recommendations of must visit places/trails/rivers/lochs. I like remote. Been search...
by hlloyd33
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Africa
Topic: Niger River
Replies: 0
Views: 2696

Niger River

While cycling through Africa, I took a break from the bike and spent 2 weeks paddling down the upper reaches of the Niger River in Guinea - 350km from Faranah to Kouroussa. This was using a locally made wooden boat, but could certainly be done by packraft... and in fact, would be better suited I thi...
by hlloyd33
Tue May 24, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Places along the Great Divide
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Places along the Great Divide

Thanks for the Glacier NP tips - I'll get looking into those routes. Sounds good to me.
by hlloyd33
Tue May 24, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: partners in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re: partners in the UK

Hi, Just got my first packraft too. Took it for a mini-trial on the Thames last weekend but now looking for more fun places to packraft - got a day job so that's weekend trips from near London. Any suggestions? Or anyone fancy joining up for a trip? It's all in preparation for when I take it with me...
by hlloyd33
Sun May 22, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Places along the Great Divide
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Places along the Great Divide

Hi, just got my first packraft which I shall be taking with me when I cycle the Great Divide from Canada to Mexico later this year. I'm planning the trip now and looking for good places to packraft along the route - which could be either gentle bike-rafting or side-trips leaving the bike behind and ...