The Great Ouse

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DSC_0512This river is cursed, I think. We tried to paddle a stretch of the Great Ouse and couldn’t find a suitable launch place (but went for a lovely swim in the Great Ouse instead). Technical difficulties such as a puncture prevented successful paddling on the next attempt. This time, we actually made it onto the water near Huntington, and enjoyed approximately 40 minutes of post-lunch upstream paddling until the weather very decidedly turned against us.

Gosh, what a lovely river, meandering through lush countryside, with villages which are groomed to perfection – probably with an insane amount of money.

Very lovely though. We shall come back, maybe for a short weekend in spring next year.

(The “river” depicted here shows the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary, another very pretty place well worth returning to.)


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