NY9938 : River Wear playspot R.I.P.

taken 12 years ago, near to Stanhope, County Durham, Great Britain

River Wear playspot R.I.P.
River Wear playspot R.I.P.
A shingle rapid downstream of Stanhope on the River Wear. Here the water, already fast-flowing from the shingle rapid, was additionally constricted by a large (more than 5m long) boulder river left - just visible on the right of this picture. The result was a fine playwave with good eddy service both sides, but particularly from river left. Sadly for canoeists, the boulder, though still visible on Google Maps, has been removed from the river, leaving an easier rapid with little or no play potential. The paddlers here were Pete Ball and Johnny Proud of Swaledale Outdoor Club.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 March, 2009
Category
Playwave   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 99698 38606 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.5451N 2:0.3727W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 99708 38615
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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