Barle Dulverton November 2009

On Sunday 29 November seven members of SVCC lead by Dave and Paul travelled to Dulverton, originally to paddle down to Dulverton from Tarr Steps.

Unfortunately the Barle was running in full flood with serious risk of tree hazards further upstream so the decision was taken to run the section from Marsh Bridge down to the confluence with the Exe, and beyond to Exebridge.

The steps weir was running in full flood and was a definite portage, although Jeff and Dave spotted a potential route, but thought better of it.

The river was travelling at great rate and many of the paddlers took at least one swim, with Geoff winning the booby prize with a record of 4 swims for this section of the river.

As usual thanks to Dave, Dave 2 and Paul for their rescue skills, which they had many opportunities to test.