NZ1700 : Richmond Bounces

taken 11 years ago, near to Richmond, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Richmond Bounces
Richmond Bounces
The usual line to paddle Richmond Falls is off the left of this photo, but in high water like this, the recirculating stopper makes this rather dangerous. In low water you can land on the rocky promontory in the middle of the photo to pick a line, but that was not an option on this day. Pete Ball had intended to paddle off that rock, heading into the deep plunge pool to the left of the photo, but avoiding the stopper. The perils of not being able to inspect the line from close quarters became obvious when Pete came over the edge in the wrong place and bounced down rather ignominiously as seen here. He rolled up at the bottom and came to no harm, but we do not recommend this line !
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 March, 2009
Category
Canoes and canoeing   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 17385 00632 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.0517N 1:44.0229W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 17388 00644
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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