kayaking on the Lea

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Joby
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Re: kayaking on the Lea

Postby Joby » Tue 12 Aug, 2014 5:29 pm

mdja wrote:You may get some advice here - or maybe even be tempted to join ... http://www.hertscanoeclub.co.uk/ I frequently see them paddling about in the water.


The thing is...I don't really want to get too serious about it. I bought the kayak so I could have some fun mucking about with the kids every now and again. All this club/license/membership business is a bit too organised and bureaucratic for my liking.

I contacted Fairlands Valley in Stevenage and, for a small launch fee, I can take the kayak on the lake there without any license or membership, so I think I'll just do that for now. Not as much fun as the river, though.

mdja wrote:Does the license apply to all types of boat? I've been tempted a few times to take my coracle out in the water, only it needs some repairing...


"Excuse me, sir, but that piece of driftwood you're desperately clinging too...got a license for it?"

mdja
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Re: kayaking on the Lea

Postby mdja » Wed 13 Aug, 2014 11:51 am

Joby wrote:
mdja wrote:You may get some advice here - or maybe even be tempted to join ... http://www.hertscanoeclub.co.uk/ I frequently see them paddling about in the water.


The thing is...I don't really want to get too serious about it. I bought the kayak so I could have some fun mucking about with the kids every now and again. All this club/license/membership business is a bit too organised and bureaucratic for my liking.


I see what you mean, I looked at the website and it all seems very serious! I'm sure you could just pop your kayak into the river and have a pootle about without offending anybody, there's plenty of water about...

(though of course I wouldn't recommend taking an unlicensed vessel on the waterways)


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