The trash vortex September 27, 2007
Greenpeace have produced an online animation showing what they call the Trash Vortex.
Its all about how plastic rubbish either directly thrown or washed by rivers into the North Pacific, is swept up by the currents of a gigantic swirling vortex called the North Pacific Gyre. Have a look
According to the Greenpaeace article and as many of us already know the very thing that makes plastic items useful to consumers, their durability and stability, also makes them a problem in marine environments. Around 100 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year of which about 10 …
T’ai Chi for Canoeing September 11, 2007
Just when I thought there was nothing more relaxing than an afternoon on the river I come across this.
T’ai Chi for canoeing - Practice these exercises on shore to perform better on the water.
Here is an extract from the article by Betsey Foster with Karen Knight:
Paddling is all about putting that paddle, single- or double-bladed, into the water and touring, surfing, playing, and having a good time. T’ai Chi is a Chinese martial art performed very slowly on land. So what could one have to do with the other?
That was my reaction in the …
Young Zoozoo2 teamrider in Jesus Surf Classic September 7, 2007
Jay Smith one of our young teamriders will be strutting his stuff this weekend at the Jesus Surf Classic in Croyde Bay, N Devon.
With over 100 surfers already entered for this year Jesus Surf Classic, it looks like being a great weekend of top surfing action. Croyde Bay once again hosts the Jesus Surf Classic, over the weekend of 8th –9th September. This hugely successful event has now been running for fifteen years.
After much soul searching with regards to the swell forecasts, at this stage organisers have decided to postpone the Men’s ‘Open’ Division, and ‘Masters’ Division from this weekend …
Ryanair lifts snowboard charges on flights to the snow September 6, 2007
Our friends at SCUK have just heard that Ryanair have announced that all snowboarders and skiers booking their seats to the snow before 30th September will be able to bring their snowboard equipment absolutely free of charge!
Just recently the airline unveiled its biggest ever ski programme with 58 direct routes from the UK to European ski airports.
FREE SKIS Terms and Conditions1) Passengers must book between the 30th August 07 and the 30th Sept 07.
2) As per the offer, passengers are entitled to bring one item (Skis/Boots/Pole or Snowboard/Boots) per return flight.
3) Offer applies to passengers flying to ski destinations only between …