Recently I've been privileged to join the High Heathercombe tribe for a day trip, canoeing on the Dart river.

It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect for it.


If I'm not mistaken there was around 23 people on the trip. A big happy bunch.

We all met at The Malsters Arms in Tuckenhay where we were awaited by our skippers Hugh and John and these two amazing 12 man canoes from Canoe Adventures:


I totally recommend Canoe Adventures for those who want to experience river Dart from different perspective, breathe some fresh air, meet some seals and have a lot of fun doing it.

We had a quick health & safety and intro to canoeing and soon we've set off.
Canoeing is a perfect way to see the river from a different perspective than walking along side of it. It is a truly remarkable experience and I enjoyed it immensely.


Especially with a bunch of friends... :)


After some time on the river, when our arms and shoulders needed some rest we stopped at the Rivershack Cafe in Stoke Gabriel for a quick ice cream.

Unfortunately they don't have non dairy ice cream. It was a nicely refreshment nonetheless and soon we went back to our paddles.


We paddled for a while, enjoying the Nature and when our shoulders needed to rest again we stopped for a picnic and a swim (I didn't swim though :P).

I took the opportunity to take a few photos...




On the way back, we saw seals that come into Dart with the tide to dine.

It was a truly amazing day.
We sang songs.
We raced.
We got wet.
We laughed a lot.

I'm very grateful to Mel for the opportunity to join the tribe on such an amazing day.
It's a privilege to be part of the High Heathercombe Tribe.