Watersports

Spider Crabs

  Spider Crabs are awesome. They are gnarly looking, scary fellas, but they are pretty easy to catch and are darn tasty. They don’t have much brown meat but their long claws can get huge and contain some great white meat (their meat is a bit less strong than the edible/brown crab) Finding and Catching them: Spider Crabs start to turn up on our shores around late Spring time and by Mid Summer the larger males have turned up to…

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The Man Cave

Top 5 Animal Viral Videos

I thought i’d do a selection of viral vid tops. Where better to start than with funny animal videos. I’d be amazed if you hadn’t already seen all of these. They are classics. This is pretty much like Queens Greatest Hits but with funny animal youtube videos:   Surprised Kitten   Stalker Cat   Sleep Walking Dog   Penguin Attack   Fenton in Richmond Park

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Outdoor Adventures

Tops Tips for Wildlife Photography

Taking photos of animals in the wild is not easy. Now i’m no expert but i’ve taken a few photos and thought i’d share somethings i’ve learnt along the way. 1. Take loads of photos. The joy of digital photography is that all the photos you take are free. So why not taken hundred! I literally took hundreds of photos when I was out snapping this pheasant. 2. Get down low. Photos off look better if you’re at the same…

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Outdoor Adventures

Buying a used Bike.

  I recently decided to get into cycling a bit more and buy a mountain bike. I wanted something that was half decent but didn’t want to spend a fortune. (I don’t think it’s ever really a good idea to spend a fortune on a new hobby) So trying to save a pretty penny, I opted for 2nd hand. It is tricky buying a used bike as you end up having quite a limited selection to choose from, after you’ve…

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The Man Cave

Three on Thursday – The XX

  After last weeks Rap Metal fest that was RATM. I thought i’d strip it down a bit this week with The XX, they are an English indie band from London. They are fantastic, I prefer their first album over the first but that’s only because the first album is pure perfection and the 2nd could never quite live up. Their albums are best listened to on your bed, in the dark, with headphones. Perfect chilled out music. If I…

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Watersports

Fishing Rhymes and Ancient sayings

When my buddy and I are out on our kayaks fishing we like to make up fishing rhymes in the style of;   Red sky at night, Shepherd’s delight.   Here are a few off the top of my head:   If the winds in the west, The fishing’s the best.   If the suns in the sky, You’ll be having fishy pie.      

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Outdoor Adventures

Orangina

Who loves Orangina? Wild Tide loves Orangina! (well done if you got that reference) It’s pretty much soft drink perfection. Mmmm and that bottle has curves in all the right places….

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