Gallery 19: Winter paddling trips, part 3.

In the winter of 2002/2003 we paddled on a few creeks while it was freezing, here are the pictures of a trip on the Upper Lesse.

Wilko

January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Group picture: Me, Niels, Nigel, Peter, Michael, Klara.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. The group was trying to stay warm by sitting in their kayaks.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Niels giving Klara a tow through the snow.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Nigel showing how to use a nice snowy slope.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Nigel landing nicely in the river at the bottom of the slope.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Klara clearly showing the effects of a on-river snowball fight.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Nigel got stuck against this strainer...
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. Peter elegantly avoiding that same strainer.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. This stop for tea only happened because we had a British paddler in our group.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium. This frozen waterfall had been a nice backdrop to our floating group picture the week before. Now there was more white, though.
January 2003, Lesse river, Belgium, a trip a week earlier than the above pictures. Group picture near a nicely frozen waterfall.
January 2003. My Octavia loaded with boats, ready to go paddle the next morning..
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Peter, Klara and Ralph getting ready to paddle. Ralph wrote a trip report about this trip, which you can read here.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Peter playing in a hole.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. The forest gorge.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. The forest gorge.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Peter running a fun line on the Upper Rur.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Ralph running a wave.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Pretty Klara adorning a beautiful frozen waterfall.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Klara running the Washingboard rapid.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Ralph running a rapid in the medeavil town of Monschau, with plenty of spectators on the high shore.
March 2003, Rur river, Germany. Peter showing how to paddle upriver on this drop...

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Copyright 2002 by Wilko van den Bergh

Note: All of these pictures: copyright 2002 by Wilko van den Bergh.
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