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Simon Fenton gave us a day’s training today for

the volunteers.  Many of our new recruits have

experience and qualifications in canoeing

so we are very lucky.

After an initial talk and some basic canoeing

techniques  Simon showed us how to use a

throw line correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers were given the chance to practice and here our two  army cadets, Osian and Luke, who joined us today, along with other volunteers

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This was followed by more practice on the canal.

 

We learned the best way to retrieve an upturned canoe, which was carried out flawlessly by Richard.

 

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The upturned canoes were then landed on the bank.

The photos below courtesy of John Gwalter.

 

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