We had a day out on the river, in open canoes, with friends on Saturday. The river in question was the River South Tyne & the friends ranged from long established - the kind with whom a long passage of time can elapse but when you meet up again its as if that that passage of time is no barrier to conversation - right through to much more recent friends.
The weather was kind to us: it was a mild, dry autumn day and the river level suited our purposes ideally - not so low that boats were continually needing to be pushed off rocks; not too high for the skill level of some of the less experienced canoeists in the group. It was a really pleasant time. As we were working in the area the following day we stayed the night in Corbridge - the Black Bull is a highly recommendable spot for somewhere to eat!
We had the GoPro out for some of the best bits, you can view the video on YouTube below.
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