Alphi on the R. Coln
The R. Coln was quite an interesting test for Alphi. Relatively
fast flowing and shallow, we were swept along at a good pace, this
time untethered and therefore subject to the vagaries of the currents
and eddies. We nearly got stuck on one particularly shallow bit
but succeeded in moving on without getting wet feet!
(click on the picture for an enlargement [58K JPEG])
A coracle is probably the only form of boat (other than small inflatables)
capable of moving here due to the lack of depth in many places,
so it was a bit of a surprise to much of the wildlife to see
a boat on their river.
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