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    Looks like a great trip. Hard to have a bad trip...

    Looks like a great trip. Hard to have a bad trip with a chippy lunch :).

    Its been a while since I did a coastal paddle. Should be getting into mackerel season soon so may be due a sea trip.
  2. Thread: Bee Keeping

    by MagiKelly
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    I’ve looked at standard hive before but as it...

    I’ve looked at standard hive before but as it will be sited in my not huge garden I’ve always been put off. We use out garden a lot and frequently have friends kids etc running about in it so the...
  3. Thread: Bee Keeping

    by MagiKelly
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    Bee Keeping

    So, I might have just accidentally pre ordered a bee hive.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/b-box-1st-ever-hive-designed-for-home-beekeeping/x/18869915#/

    I’ve always liked the idea of keeping...
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    That really does look like a deal paddling...

    That really does look like a deal paddling conditions. Great that you got to take advantage.
  5. Looks great. I’d be so worried about scratching...

    Looks great. I’d be so worried about scratching the paint now.
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    I see some ideal spots for your swag in that barn...

    I see some ideal spots for your swag in that barn when you get one ;)
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    You do see so much more wildlife from a canoe....

    You do see so much more wildlife from a canoe. Over here it is not usually quite so dramatic though. Great footage.
  8. Thread: Longest Day

    by MagiKelly
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    Great stuff. I had thought about a paddle to mark...

    Great stuff. I had thought about a paddle to mark the longest day but logistics meant it had to be put off till next Friday. I do often find myself considering a live blogg but my trips are usually...
  9. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with...

    Looking forward to seeing how you get on with Mirrormere. I have paddled her once and she is a fine canoe.
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    Should be a good paddle. I’ve not paddled from...

    Should be a good paddle. I’ve not paddled from Aldochlay in years as the parking fills up quick. The islands were also getting busy but I do often think about an early morning paddle there....
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    I do like the look of the backwater. Looks like...

    I do like the look of the backwater. Looks like an ideal place to paddle. More so without the salad I’m sure.
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    I do like high water to explore and see places...

    I do like high water to explore and see places looking a bit different. I do like the look of your spot to sit and enjoy the view.
  13. Good to see the weather didn’t completely thwart...

    Good to see the weather didn’t completely thwart your plans. Also like the taking advantage of the cars to have days sailing downwind.
  14. Great blogg as always. Almost tempted with the...

    Great blogg as always. Almost tempted with the lack of portaging but still not convinced by the tick checking duties ;)
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    Superb photos. The light is amazing as is the...

    Superb photos. The light is amazing as is the scenery. Jo would be keen to go if it were not for the amount of photos of people wearing helmets ;)
  16. Great to see the kids enjoying it. The dog looked...

    Great to see the kids enjoying it. The dog looked pretty happy too ;)
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    Looks great. Seeing Maj trying to squeeze into a...

    Looks great. Seeing Maj trying to squeeze into a C1 on land reminds me of all the reasons I don’t want to be in one on the water. Trying to get out of one of those suckers when it’s upsidedown in the...
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    It was pasta and some meat sauce, in my world....

    It was pasta and some meat sauce, in my world. Paul probably had a far fancier name for it and I’m sure there were at least two types of meat but I’ve an unsophisticated palate so couldn’t confirm...
  19. I think the larger one would suit for bigger...

    I think the larger one would suit for bigger groups but I’d imagine it would use way more wood too. When I first got the firebox we were worried it would be too small but more often than not we end...
  20. Tentipi Hekla 7 Firebox an updated review

    Tentipi Hekla 7 Firebox Review

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    Way back in June 2007 I did a review of the Tentipi Hekla 7 Fire Box or Mni Firebox as it was called at the time.
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    The Old Town Pack would do you. I’m 6 foot 3...

    The Old Town Pack would do you. I’m 6 foot 3 inches tall and had mine when I was 16 stone plus and had no problems so should be fine.
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    Three first timers and an old hand.

    The current Mrs MagiKelly has been out on many canoe trips with me but has never done an overnight trip. Friends of ours, Paul and Mhairi frequently comment on pictures of my overnight trips saying...
  23. Thread: Hi from NZ

    by MagiKelly
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    Welcome. We have a couple of members in NZ but...

    Welcome. We have a couple of members in NZ but don’t see many bloggs from there so am looking forward to seeing and hearing about your trips.
  24. Of course not. If you make it here I’m sure we...

    Of course not. If you make it here I’m sure we can find a spot for you to paddle any time of the year :)
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    When I first started this forum and heard about...

    When I first started this forum and heard about poling I was sure it was something I would never do but once I tried it I found I was doing a bit of poling on almost every trip. Handy for making...
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