Usk Talybont 31 October 2010
On a mild Sunday morning nine members of the club, and club
associate Jo, met up at Talybont on Usk at 9:30am for a paddle down
to the Gliffaes Hotel. Water levels were on the low side of medium
but excellent not to make it a scrape.
First half of the trip was lead by Dave P taking
through the initial flat bit toward the broken weir just above
Mill Falls for a bit of a play around. We then then proceeded down
to the falls themselves and inspected.
Everyone decided to run the falls, and all successfully, with
Dave, Will and Shane doing repeated runs trying different
Jon on run into Mill Falls
After much time playing we continued on down stopping for lunch
just above the rapid leading into Llangynidr.
We then proceeded down this playing on the surf wave with our
first casualty in the swim count being, unusually, Dave P having
been mowed down by Ollie, our token open boater for this trip.
At this point Hedley took over leadership of the group and we
continued past Llangynidr bridge through the very nice bridge and
on down to Spuhlers Folly a river wide meter drop. Here we got out
and inspected. Most ran the drop down the chute far river right,
with Dave T, Andy and Shane choosing to run the main drop.
A little further down after a few sections of grade 2 the get
out at Gliffaes Hotel arrived.
Kit sorted a trip to the Bridge End Inn at Crickhowell was