As one of Europe’s great kayaking rivers, the Soca has been something I have wanted to do for many years.
Having visited Slovenia many times paddling the Sava and Drava rivers and climbing Triglav the highest mountain three times, the chance arose so I jumped at it.
Rock the Boat Activities, owned by a friend of mine Dan Daley were taking clients for a weeks paddle on the Soca and I jumped at the chance and joined the group.
I drove down and met the group at Bovec the centre for Soca based activities which include, rafting, fishing and kayaking and had a fantastic time with great company, great accommodation and a first class kayaking instructor in Dan Daley. By the end of the week I had completed all the sections of the Soca including the gorge and can’t wait to get back over there and do it all again.
For Rock the Boat see link. www.rocktheboatactivities.co.uk
Overnighting in the capital Lilongwe I hired a small jeep and drove to Cape Maclear where I had arranged to collect the kayak and paddle.
After a good nights sleep in my beach side guest house I set off for Mumbo Island where I stayed overnight and then on to Domwe Island for another overnight stay before paddling back to Cape Maclear the next day.
To finish my trip I spent three days on the road visiting Mvuu camp in the Liwonde National Park and the tea growing region of Mulange.
Ice climbing Norway February 2019 in Krokan Gorge, Rjukan with Steve Eades & Neil Arnold (Aka, Compo, Clegg and Foggy).
Croatia & Bosnia May 19th 2015
I had visited Croatia and Bosnia before, but in May this year I visited Croatia and Bosnia as a supporter of the GB national rafting teams in the European Rafting Championships which my son was captaining.
Travelling in my rented car I drove from Croatia to Bosnia over the mountains to the rafting event on the Vrbas River in Banja Luka in Bosnia.
After four days of great competition I drove back to Croatia following the path of the Vrbas river almost as far as the spectacular Dalmatian coast then down to Omis in Croatia, the home of the wonderfully scenic Chetina river and then on to Split for my flight home. Continue reading
I was lucky enough to spend five weeks in Nepal from 8th February to 13th March. I spent two weeks with Glenda my wife, touring and visiting our Nepalese friends with the highlight of these two weeks being our two day rafting trip on the Seti Kola river with my old friend and rafting Guide Krishna. Continue reading
Just to let you know if interested that on the 28th February is the launch date for my book that has been produced over 20 years, which is a collection of vivid photographs and facts of people I have either met or observed during my life of travelling to date. Click the link to buy a copy of my book, and don’t forget to enter the follow 3 letter code SRL to obtain a £5 discount.
A few photos and videos from my recent trip.
I would like to thank the staff at Selvatura Park for hosting my 15 cable Zip Wire tour.
Selvatura Park is a conservation project located in the midst of the magical Monteverde cloud forest, a natural paradise for flora and fauna. I can highly recommend the staff and facilities at Selvtura and any Visit to Costa Rica should include the adventure of Zip lining in this truly un spoilt corner of the world. Continue reading
A travelers and photographers must have book, “Fascinating Faces From Fascinating places” Will be launched soon, please watch this space. more details will be posted on the Book Launch page.
Nile High Bungee
Before leaving the Adrift Rafting camp for my journey back to Entebbe, I was offered the chance of a free bungee jump which of course I could not refuse.
At 9.30am I leapt from the tower protruding out over the River Nile to the whooping sound of some Japanese service men who had come to the camp to bungee.
After a successful jump I said my farewells and took off for my 6 hour drive back to Entebbe, thinking about the Gorilla trek the next day.
Our February expedition to climb Kilimanjaro was once again a great success getting 10 out of the twelve on the summit
WATB Kilimanjaro Climb
Our party of twelve travelled to Nairobi in Kenya on an overnight flight then travelled by bus from Nairobi to Moshi in Tanzania via Arusha taking in the sites of Africa, a first for most party members.
Whilst enjoying a pleasant 2 night stay in a lovely hotel in Moshi, where we made good use of the swimming pool, we collected any necessary equipment we needed to hire, were introduced to our climbing guide Dickson and some of his staff and were briefed about the climbing route “Machame route”.
Next morning we loaded up the bus after a good breakfast and travelled to the starting point at the Machame gate, a 45 minute journey from Moshi. It took our guide Dickson and four assistant guides Isaiah, Dennis, William and Remi approximately 2 hours to choose and load 36 porters, 2 waiters/kitchen boys, 2 cooks and a toilet man, making the total of our team 46.
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