Thames Challenge 2008 Completed
On Sunday Nigel & Karen completed the Thames Challenge after just over 3 hours of paddling.
They arrived at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich having kayaked 18 miles of the River Thames.
"...Weather was brilliant, but the best bit was we raised over £2,000 for The Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice".
They wished a big thank you to the RIB crew Steve, Mark, Sophie, Evelyn, Emily, Charlotte & Laura and to Mum back home who put together a fantastic homecoming tea - ..."you can stop worrying now!"
"Kayak was fantastic, very stable and easy to handle. Tide was very strong in Greenwich so we moored the RIB, pulled alongside, hoped in and deflated the kayak and pulled it into the RIB - I don't think we could have had a better boat quite frankly."
Well done Nigel & Karen!
Read Nigel's review of the Advanced Elements Convertible (526kb PDF format).
John Shipton kindly sent back a trip report back from a paddling trip to Croatia...
Jasper Winn's new book "Water Ways - A thousand miles along Britain's canals" arrived this week!