River Duddon & Kent with my Dad

One of my favourite things about being at home is finally getting to go paddling with my Dad and the Canoe Club I started out Kayaking with. Wigan Canoeing Group.

My Dad started paddling in his fifties. It was about the same time that I started paddling white water and his idea was that he’d be able to keep an eye on me…It didn’t quite work that way but ever since he and his usual paddling partner Bob have been out every weekend they can 🙂

It’s only a few days till i’m off out to Uganda to meet back up with Katya and get on some warm waves and since being at home from mid December I hadn’t managed to get out paddling with my Dad.

So today me and my Dad together with Chris, Oscar & David from the club went off to the Lake District; one of the most beautiful areas in the UK to go paddle the River Duddon & the Kent.

Both are two of my favourite runs in the Lakes for the scenery on the Duddon and the Kent for a fun short blast to the take out. These were both some of my earliest white water trips so it brings back fond memories to be on them and especially nice to share that with my Dad.

Having spent my time in the UK indoor at the boatshow in a pool or at HPP on the ww course in Nottingham it was very refreshing to be out in the wilds of the Lakes again.

Every time I paddle with my dad he has improved considerably since the last time I paddled with him (quite often its been up to 6months- a year between trips together) really fun to see how his confidence and skills improve.

Anyhow here is a couple pics from the day, long may my Dad and the Canoe Clubs exploits continue! Hope to get some stuff online in Uganda but you never know how fast internet is possible their so it might be a few months till the next blog 😉


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About James Bebbington

2011 ICF World Freestyle Kayak Champion & 2011 ICF World Cup Freestyle Kayak Champion Passionate about Kayaking, Travel, Nature, Dreams, Raw Food & the Beauty of Life. Don't give up on your dreams, listen to your heart!
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