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Louis Bleriot: First aviator to cross the English Channel in a powered aircraft

Louis Bleriot was a French aviator, inventor and engineer who was famous for his flight across the English Channel. Even before this ground breaking flight, Louis had already made a name through his invention of the first practical headlamps. 330 more words

Recreational Aviation

Paddle from Swanage to Alderney on a sit-on-top

Simon Everett reports on an epic tale of human endurance to paddle, by sit-on-top kayaks, from Swanage to Alderney.

It all started from a casual call for some local knowledge and help with the end point arrangements. 5,628 more words

The Paddler News

Christ I am going to be in Brussels tomorrow!

Christ I am going to be in Brussels tomorrow! 430pm Gare du Nord, unless ferry is delayed (or sunk) because of storm in Channel. £40 to get to Brussels though! 55 more words

To Sit and Stare: Folkestone's Benches

The pace and commotion of modern life renders it all the more crucial that we grasp those increasingly infrequent opportunities to draw breath and rest awhile. 529 more words

Tony Quarrington

SUP: Stand up paddleboarding the English Channel

My name is Chris Macdonald and normally known as a kayaker but have recently found a passion for stand-up paddle boarding. In July I will be crossing the English Channel on a SUP for charity. 293 more words

SUP UK News

SUP: Standing up for emotional health of young people

My name is Chris Macdonald. I am a normally known as a kayaker but have recently found a passion for stand-up paddle boarding. In July 2017 I will be crossing the English Channel on a SUP for charity. 294 more words

The Paddler News