NH4892 : River Carron, rapid 550m below East Amat bridge

taken 5 years ago, near to Amatnatua, Highland, Great Britain

River Carron, rapid 550m below East Amat bridge
River Carron, rapid 550m below East Amat bridge
One of the more challenging bits of the River Carron in low water, the flow is funnelled into a narrow slot which is, in itself, not too difficult. The problem lies just below where the flow comes up against the left bank in a big boil, where the paddler has not yet had enough space to get a paddle stroke in. Sad to say, this one had me, and with a further GoPro camera on a pole stuck up behind my head, I failed to roll up - a definite warning against taking photography more seriously than survival ! It's not a particularly bad place to swim, just annoying, and as it was the second such failure in less than half a mile, I felt I had to remove the third camera before continuing (a ploy that worked, as I didn't swim again that day despite the odd capsize).
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Category (from Tags)
Kayaks  Rapids 
Rapids   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 4894 9202 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:53.5176N 4:32.9942W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 4893 9200
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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