The day dawned warm and sunny as, for the second week running, we were joined by pupils from Gellionen school for a morning of kayak instruction and enjoyment on the Swansea canal. Their confidence grew rapidly as they headed for Trebanos under the watchful eye of John G. Our canoe hire team ensured their experience was safe and Covid-compliant.


Elsewhere, Martin and Kath tended the Hidden Lock flower border and found their first strawberries, but not before the ants had discovered a few first! They moved on to the border in Coed Gwilym Park, which looked equally good after their efforts.

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Near the canoe store, Alan, Bob and Pete tackled a build-up of weed in the canal, from afloat and from the towpath. The canoe needed a through wash-down after! Toby did some worthwhile maintenance on our trailer and a canoe carriage.

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Annette worked on a prototype for a canoe stabiliser to assist nervous paddlers. She is full of wonderful ideas.


After another hard session of taking an inventory of the equipment in the canoe store, everything was soon looking ship-shape and Bristol fashion.

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Everything stopped for coffee and cake in the sun.


With a smaller turnout due to other commitments, we covered a range of activities on a lovely day. More is planned for next week, when we also look forward to welcoming Gellionen for their third visit