Twelve Thousand Miles

10 years of sit-on-top paddling. 12,000 miles paddled.Giant container ship, Fal River

10,000 miles in SW England.

Derrick, Isles of Scilly
Derrick, Isles of Scilly

1200 miles in Scotland.

On the Spey under the gaze of the Cairngorms
On the Spey under the gaze of the Cairngorms

 

30 miles around the Somerset levels.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

33 species of fish caught

Hooked into a big'un
Hooked into a big’un

383 Sea Bass

Bass
Bass

A load of Pollack

Pollack hat trick
Pollack hat trick

7 Tope

50lb Tope
50lb Tope

1 Leatherback turtle

Leatherback turtle....diving!
Leatherback turtle….diving!

9 schools of Bottlenose DolphinsP1080904

8 schools of Common DolphinsP1050105

13 basking sharks

Basking shark
Basking shark

17 sunfish

Sunfish
Sunfish

1 Little Auk

Little Auk
Little Auk

1 Swimming Badger (in the sea)

Swimming Badger
Swimming Badger

1 Swimming Roe Deer (in the sea)

Roe deer
Roe deer

1 Swimming Toad (in the sea)

toad in the sea
toad in the sea

1 TriceratopsIMG_6046IMG_6048

4 Pine Martens

Pine Marten
Pine Marten

3 Twaite’s Shad

Twaite's Shad
Twaite’s Shad

17 days with Puffins

Puffin Pair
Puffin Pair

2 Grey Phalaropes

Grey Phalarope
Grey Phalarope

1 congerP1020827

89 otters

Otter
Otter

11 Camping trips

Camping on Mull
Camping on Mull

7 Rivers beginning with ‘T’:  Thames, Tweed, Tay, Tamar, Torridge, Tone, Taw.

River Tweed
River Tweed

1 Paddle Steamer

Waverley at Exmoor
Waverley at Exmoor

2 Class 66 Diesels

Class 66 at Fowey
Class 66 at Fowey

5 Red Arrows through eye of the rainbow

Red Arrows, Fowey
Red Arrows, Fowey

 

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6 thoughts on “Twelve Thousand Miles

  1. Wow, those are some stats! Always enjoy reading your blog Rupert. Here’s to another 12,000miles.

    By the way, what on earth was the triceratops?! A dead deer?

  2. Love your blog Rupert! Good fishing and fantastic photos of wildlife and landscapes. Keep them coming.

    What wind / tidal conditions do your recommend for tope fishing at Boscastle? I’m based in Torquay so I need to get the forecast right to make the trip worthwhile.

    Regards

    1. Hi Chris,
      Tope fishing off boscastle…..seems like a distant dream. Conditions are really very precise, especially if you are coming all the way from Torquay. Ideally no wind, little or no swell, and low tide at midday ish. That means you can paddle out of Boscastle harbour, drift down to Tintagel catching mackerel, then hop on the incoming tide to float back up north to Boscastle.
      No wind is the most important. Little swell is next, it’s really no fun in a big swell as it gives the place a hostile feel.

      good fishing,
      rupert

      p.s tope appear in June and august/september. I think they disappear in July

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