Part 2: DofE Bronze Canoeing Practice and Training Weekend

Bronze practice DofE expedition. Before the expedition had even begun, the team had the (what proved to be very) challenging task of actually getting to the campsite by ourselves. It was a smooth journey to paddington station and we arrived with plenty of time to visit Starbucks and McDonald's. We found out the train would … Continue reading Part 2: DofE Bronze Canoeing Practice and Training Weekend

Part 1: DofE Bronze Canoeing Practice and Training Weekend

Shoppers in Sainsbury’s Muswell Hill on the Thursday night before our DofE training expedition must have been baffled by the multi-uniformed gaggle of teenagers speeding round the aisles with a trolley filled with a combination of Sainsbury’s Basics and junk food. The fact that they were being apparently led by the smallest member of the … Continue reading Part 1: DofE Bronze Canoeing Practice and Training Weekend

Silver DofE Canoeing Expedition, Aug 2012

Throughout the past year, we have been attending Duke of Edinburgh training meetings for canoeing expeditions. It was through this we developed the necessary skills to complete three days in the wilderness on the River Wye and paddle a total of 90 kilometres. We decided to canoe rather than walk the expedition to have a … Continue reading Silver DofE Canoeing Expedition, Aug 2012