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So a couple of months before I started my sabbatical, I got an email from Andrew, a friend and colleague, with the simple text “Any interest?” – and a link.  The longest non-stop canoe race in the world it said. Starting in Devizes and finishing just downstream of Westminster Bridge – 125 miles long and 77 portages.  It went on to say that the race is a severe test of skill and stamina……

Of course I was interested, after all, how hard can it be?

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Following up our Slapton Sands exploits last month, Geoff and I headed off to Anglesey for some expert tuition from James Stevenson at Adventure Elements in how to deal with moving water, tide races and overfalls.

As I packed up the car ready to leave, Tanya did point out that I have a habit of spending more time in the car than on the water on these kayak trips.  With a 400 miles journey ahead of me she had a fair point.

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