Day 4 – Rabioux Wave

Rabioux Wave – or Rab Wave for short – is a well-known feature on the river Durance. There is a riverside cafe – a perfect vantage point for watching people come through the wave, attempting to stay upright in a whole host of different craft, from rubber rings to rafts and kayaks. Some are more […]

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Day 2 – Tears on The Rocky River Gyronde

My bubble was burst when I was confronted with the river Gyronde. As we arrived at Vallouise, I looked down towards the river, and all I could see was rocks. The water levels were low, so I would have to pick my way carefully, slowing myself down as I went to give myself time to […]

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The countdown’s on – 4 days to go!

With just 4 days to go before we set off for the French Alps, last-minute preparations are well underway to bring the project to life. There’s nothing like a massive ‘Kayak for Blackthorn’ logo on the side of a Land Rover Discovery to bring home the reality that this is actually happening, and that this […]

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Kayak for Blackthorn Poster Girl

I never cease to be amazed at the generosity and creativity of the people who have offered to help me with my project. The team at Hayward Design are helping me to spread the word about my project with posters, flyers and business cards. Gone are the days of blushing as I write my project […]

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Jason Dodd – early adopter of wild ideas

In November 2017 I visited Jason Dodd at his office in Canterbury to make a poster to advertise the Blackthorn Trust Christmas fair. It took no time at all, I’d put my coat on and I had my hand on the door handle to leave. Just before I opened the door he said, “so, is […]

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