Friday, 14 October 2011

Windermere Canoe Bivi

Passing Brockhole on Windermere

I've again spent a couple of days canoeing on Windermere with University of Cumbria students. The forecast was far better than this time last week and we were able to paddle from the northern end of the lake to our bivi site 9km away. Despite a last minute capsize soaking our wood supply we were able to get a good blaze going in the fire box and enjoyed a comfortable and dry night out. Falling acorns were an ever present hazard but some of the students got a solid 12 hours sleep! The following morning we swapped boats with the sea kayakers and headed back to Ambleside under low cloud but without a breath of wind.

Important navigation as there are limited places to land on Windermere.

A bivi for thirteen!

A bivi for one with a view

Exploring some of Windermere's flooded islands