Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ear, Ear Summer is here

At last. After a rubbish winter of having my left ear drilled, followed by several months of no paddling and then light activities, my summer of 2009 has started with a BANG.

I have just come back from 10 days in Scotland brilliant coaching and creeking with the TEAM R.OX guys from Riverside.Oxford. All the guys came on in leaps and bounds, styling all the usual west highland classics by the end of the trip. Thanks for a great week guys.

(Paul on the Pinball)

I spent the week suited up in my new shinny Assualt Cag and lovely restyled Xtreme Dry Pants.
They performed super good together keeping me dry, warm and toasty through out, a awesome combination. We of course during the week had to play with Big Man Falls a real highlight for the TEAM R.OX guys and provided much amusement as ever :-)

So with Scotland over the Summer of 2009 is finally starting. It will see me out at Hawaii Sur Rhone big wave freestyling, Creeking with Alex, James & Ron in Switzerland, Sea Kayaking in Angelsey, Canoeing in Wales and coaching in the French Alps, all topped off with leading a canoeing trip for a disabled group down the River Wye for 4 days. No doubt more blog enteries will follow so watch this space.

So another busy exciting summer ahead, hopefully full of smiles, happy memories, new friends and maybe even a new Nookie Dry Suit ;-)

Stay safe out there

Rob Yates
(pics thanks to Chris Shadbolt & Brian... cheers guys)