Five of us from Cambridge Camera Club went to the Lee Valley White Water Centre on Friday. We were on the lookout for competitors practising for the British Canoe Slalom Championships which were happening over the weekend. Since I last visited, there are now ropes down both sides of the course to keep us away from the action! It seems that we must have safety training before being allowed inside the ropes.
The weather varied from bright sunshine to dark grey clouds in a matter of minutes and then back again. The water takes on the colour of the sky, so varies considerably amongst these shots. At midday all of the gates on the course were removed and it was the turn of the so called "rafts" - actually large inflatable boats - which seemed to be chartered by groups (corporate team building exercises perhaps?) which were rather less photogenic.