Lower Tavy 24 January 2010
On 24 January 2010 members of Stroud Valley Canoe Club travelled
to Tavistock to run the section of the Tavy down to Denham Bridge
with levels that relatively low.
This turned out to be a fantastic day, although most of us were
scraping at points on the run although, given the lowness of the
levels, it proved to be an excellent technical run through
fantastic Dartmoor scenery.
Despite being chief honcho for this run, Hedley opened the swim
score, however we unfortunately didn't have the video running, and
also he was testing a rapid before anyone else so did a grand job
of demonstrating his self rescue skills.
We all really enjoyed the seemingly never ending grade 2+ rapids
before stopping for a well earned lunch, where Dave played the
"forget the flask" game.
Hedley and Geoff tied in the swim stakes at two each, closely
followed by Jeff at one, with clean runs for Dave, Andy, Jonny and
A big thanks to Dave for organising, Hedley for leading, to
Geoff and Jonny for video footage, and lastly to my mum(s) for
buying me a waterproof camera for Christmas.