Kayaking Down the Tarn.

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Another excursion, this time on the River Tarn, which was faster flowing than the Dordogne, less busy and more dramatic, especially in Les Détroits, ‘the straits’, where the ravine narrows and is closed in by cliffs on either side…

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Once again, we stopped regularly to swim, including a stop at the campsite which was conveniently situated for lunch.

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This time the younger members of the party each had their own boat, which was definitely a better arrangement, and they enjoyed larking about standing in their kayaks and rafting up to traverse across the front of each others boats.

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If anything, this was even more enjoyable than the Dordogne paddle and unlike that trip, when I was tuckered out by the time we finished, I would have liked to continue, although that’s not possible because the river enters a dangerous jumble of boulders downstream.

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Once again, I only took photos when we stopped, whereas Andy has more photos, including many excellent ones of our respective kids. You can find his post here.

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Kayaking Down the Tarn.

4 thoughts on “Kayaking Down the Tarn.

  1. Ah, you’re back! Another reminder of the fun summer times. Seems like an age ago now. I was out in the hills this afternoon and it was most definitely not weather for wild swimming. Wild and windy and felt like winter

  2. That looks like a great experience. Been kayaking a few times this year (Wales and Derwent Water) and a little bitten by the bug. But starting to get a bit cold for it now (and too busy at work at the moment)

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