SD9964 : Lower section of Ghaistrill's strid, lowish water

taken 8 years ago, near to Threshfield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Lower section of Ghaistrill's strid, lowish water
Lower section of Ghaistrill's strid, lowish water
After recovering from SD9964 : Running Ghaistrills at a lowish level, the river opens out a little, but another complex little rapid follows. At this level, a neat drop down a small cascade leads to a breakout into an aerated pool (where Neil in the blue boat is watching others run the rapid). From here the left side of the cushion wave on the big rock is best, and leads to easier water below without fuss. It's possible to run the line without breaking out, but this tends to result in a rushed bit of manoeuvring, and the cushion wave is there to cause a capsize if the line is slightly off. There is a line further left, though it was definitely a bump and scrape at today's level, and not recommended. At a higher level, all the rocks are covered, but the big one seen here is still waiting to trip up anyone who washes sideways over it by not paddling positively enough.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 January, 2010
Category
Rapids   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9916 6452 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.5963N 2:0.8598W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9915 6453
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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