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Chris Merriman at the warm up drop
Niamh and myself managed to time our weekend boating with a heavy dose of summer rain in the north of England.
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Swale virgin Sabina enjoys her first run
The unpredictable northern test piece run, the Swale, was at a nice medium. With a couple of Swale virgins ready to get their boof on, it was perfect level to do a few laps of this short but sweet waterfall run.
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The Raptor likes to boof!
With the type of gradient we are expecting in Sri Lanka the Swale was a great practice. There're loads of drops of various sizes and a couple of chunky rapids thrown in for good measure.
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Darragh on some read and run
Rainby Falls is a pretty fun drop which always looks like it will hurt more than it does!

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Niamh Stack drops into Rainby.
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Closely followed by Darragh
But Lower Kisdon is the highlight of the trip. The left hand line is the usual line in low water, but there has been a recent trend in giving it a healthy boof and tuck.
We decided to continue that trend!…
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Rob Tuley finally gets decent flows on the Swale!
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Niamh dropping thee big one
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Also helping with the Sri Lanka training is everyones favourite part of the trip - the walk out!
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Back to the top for Round #2!
More rain is on the long range forecast for next week too  :)  Happy days.

Dave Burne
10/5/2012 05:57:46 pm

Hello mate, great blog.

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