Dart Loop 13 December 2009
On 13th December 2009 eight members of SVCC travelled to meet at
Newbridge car park for a run of the Dart Loop where levels were a
couple of inches below the base of the slab ie fairly low.
We started by running down to the play wave 50m below Newbridge
where members started the days play.
Gwillym started the swim score on the first sharp right hand
bend when underwater rocks removed him from his paddle and
prevented him from rolling.
We then continued an excellent run through the Washing Machine,
on into Lover's Leap and down to the Triple where lunch was in
After lunch we continued on down past the Spin Dryer, through
the Anvil and down towards Holne Weir.
Here both Jeff and Andy ruined their previously dry runs at
Holne weir performing various unintended although impressive
acrobatics before being munched by the stopper at the base of the
weir - both needing to depart their boats.
We then continued down to Buckfastleigh for a get out just
before sunset and a well earned beer at the Dart Country Park.
Gwillym wins the booby prize this trip with two swims. Closely
followed by Jeff and Andy with one each with a clean run for the
two Daves, Hedley and Will.
A special thanks goes to Geoff Tucker for photography and video
this trip, and to Dave Thomas who
made it all happen.