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    Default Yorks - ball kicking

    Ok dending on:

    a) me sobering up

    b0 getting a pass

    any one fancy a Yorkshire (North/West - near south) trip before Christmas.


    I know I started this but I've got limite time so I'm bothered if other arrange stuff that I can not make - just trying to get a semi regular moot thought about.

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    eds - would love to respond, but I'm not sure what any of what you said means - if you can clarify, I'll respond

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    ok - now sober.

    Anyone fancy a Yorkshire trip before Xmas or New Year. I was thinking North or West Yorkshire or the top end of South Yorkshire

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    yup
    andy m
    see david b thread for my suggestion
    south yorkshire would be great for me as i live in doncaster but anything will do
    if enough people are interested i suggest we arrange a time and date for a chat room meet
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    Default Sounds good

    I would be up for this depneding on date
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    seadog - do you recon that the Aire below the weir at Saltaire down to Apperley Bridge is paddlable. Keep looking at it every day I drive through Esholt on the way home.

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    sounds like a plan always love to paddle new places

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    Paddled the Wharfe from Bolton bridge to Ilkley as part of a 4* assesment some grade 2 sections but a good paddle.
    I Started out with nothing! and i still have most of it left.

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    got to admit I've not paddled on a river yet. But more than happy give it a try - if it is not in spate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    Paddled the Wharfe from Bolton bridge to Ilkley as part of a 4* assesment some grade 2 sections but a good paddle.
    good idea





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    Someone had better kick a ball at some point, or this thread could get confusing.
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grooveski View Post
    Someone had better kick a ball at some point, or this thread could get confusing.
    I'm pretty sure the title and first post only make sense if you are drunk

    I did think about editing the thread title but decided to leave it there as a warning about the risks of posting when under the influence
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    ok now feeling somewhat embarassed.

    John - how about removing my first post and renamingit Yorks meet up.


    As for dates - before Christmas is looking a bit full, college work and Fell Rescue stuff, but I think I might be able to sort a day. Sundays are better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    ok now feeling somewhat embarassed.

    John - how about removing my first post and renamingit Yorks meet up.
    That would be no fun.

    How about we leave it all as it is and when the meet up takes place you can take along some footballs and try kicking them from one canoe to another
    John

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    Eds - you have me sympathy

    Am I the only one who has placed orders on the net under the influence? I am sure (if I could remember) that it sounded like a good idea at the time

    Thank godness for the distance selling laws

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    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    got to admit I've not paddled on a river yet. But more than happy give it a try - if it is not in spate.
    I would not recomend this section of river for some one who is not confident on moving water.
    There are 3 wiers to negotiate and some sections with the current setting under overhanging trees.

    If people want to try moving water for the first time I would recomend a skill sharing day at Sleningford where we could practise basic moving water techniques and basic rescue tactics.
    Sleningford has warm showers and a tea room.
    Sunday the 26 November would be good for me
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    good idea david
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    trying to think where the weirs are after the set by Roberts Park. Sleningford sounds a good idea.

    I'll check my diary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    trying to think where the weirs are after the set by Roberts Park. Sleningford sounds a good idea.

    I'll check my diary.
    Checkout the UK Rivers guide
    http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/wharfebolton.htm

    The wiers can all be portaged and I would still be happy to do the river run.
    Is any body else up for either The Wharfe or Sleningford on Sunday 26th Nov
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    Guess your on about the the Wharfe then. Makes sence

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    should be able to do the 26th.

    What time?

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    Lets wait till friday evening to make a definate plan we can see who is interested in doing what. Maybe a chat session to finalise
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    I paddled this river run with David B on the 4* training, and can also recommend it. I'd be up for it again. Are we going to have a chatroom meet to make decisions about dates and times etc?

    The Troughing Dormouse.

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    Jim and myself are possibles - keep talking

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    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    got to admit I've not paddled on a river yet. But more than happy give it a try - if it is not in spate.
    Eds I have looked at the Wharfe,the Aire,the Ure,the Swale,and the Calder,today while I was supposed to be working (tue 21) .They are all high fast and dirty,maybe time to consider alternatives until conditions improve. Mike B...
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    Lets have a chat session on saturday evening, I live close to the wharfe so could check its condition.
    If the rivers are to high and fast maybe we could go to the pugneys and have a skills swap,sailing poling rescue etc.
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    What about a chat session on Fri instead gives us more time to discuss alternatives as a River run would be still fun provided there aren't too many make or break moves.
    The weir on the way to Addingham at first glance didn't look too bad(slight understatement) but sitting n eating my lunch I was amazed how far the towback extended .What's the Wharfe like downstream of you David and would we be able to play below the weir at Tad road bridge round the Islands n stuff?.
    I am interested in getting out and doing something provided I can get out of my prior commitment so who else is up for getting out as so far the only people that have said yes is David B ,Troughing Doormouse,and Eds, and at least till Weds night I'm only a possible?. Mike B...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
    What about a chat session on Fri instead gives us more time to discuss alternatives as a River run would be still fun provided there aren't too many make or break moves.
    The weir on the way to Addingham at first glance didn't look too bad(slight understatement) but sitting n eating my lunch I was amazed how far the towback extended .What's the Wharfe like downstream of you David and would we be able to play below the weir at Tad road bridge round the Islands n stuff?.
    The reason I said Saturday is that the Wharfe and the Ure can go up and down in a matter of hours so if we could check the condition of the rivers on Saturday with an eye on the weather forcast we would be able to make aninformed decision.
    With regards to playing at Tad if the river is high the wier disapears and all the features wash out.
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    David, I agree with you on that - it would be a good idea to check river levels as late as possible. Can we agree a time for everyone interested to chat on Saturday - does 9pm suit everyone? If not, please suggest alternatives, folks.

    The Troughing Dormouse.

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    SAturda chat should be ok for me. But I'm up in the Lakes all day so not sure what time I'll be back.

    If I miss that chat can someone pm me the details.

    I live on the Esholt - Apperley Bridge bit of the Aire so no problem checking that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    Mike B - if you don't mind me asking what do you do for a living?
    It's plural mate as in jobs main job is sanitary and plumbing engineer which is horrible apart from all the travelling which is the only good bit about it,I'm also a part time agricultural pest controller lots n lots of shooting and I get paid for it (which is what I'm supposed to be doing sunday) ,Well I've got to pay for my toys somehow.
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    Sorry folks I won't be making this one too much ball kicking for me.
    Yes I agree with DB and TD that checking the river levels as late as possible is the best way to go, but there is no plan at this time to paddle any river yes there has been suggestions and DB is checking the Wharfe and Eds is checking the Aire on sat evening but there is also the Ure in the mix and different sections of the rivers mentioned.
    Sat night is too late for me to make an informed decision as to what boat to take,what kit to take,and whether the chosen venue would be within my abilities so I'm reverting to plan A and going pigeon scaring.Mike B....
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    Mike B - tell me about it, I spend my days sorting dodgy drains in Env Health.

    Use to have mate that did pest agricltural pest control - never ending supply of rabbits and canada geese (he could not bear to let them not be eaten). Pity I lost touch with him.

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    the Aire (Shipley - Apperley Bridge anyway) is up and there is a fair amount of debris and some large bracnes/trees floating along.

    No doubt it'll get worse tomorrow.

    Suppose there is always one ofthe canals.

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    With the Rivers being well up (the wharfe at tad is up by 9ft)and the forcast high winds and rain I dont think it will be much fun canoeing this weekend!
    Rivers are definatley out but what about a meet at the Pugneys. Or As EDs sugests a canal.
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    Any suggestion or is tomorrow rained off?

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    The rivers are definatley too high!
    But if anybody wants to go to a lake (Pugneys)for a practice and Skills sharing session, then i dont mind getting wet.
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    I'd be up for it. I've got no skills to share but I'm eager to learn.

    What sort of time are we thinking of? It is gonig to take me a couple of hours to load the boat (got to move a load of stuff including a trailler and log pile) and get there. So not too early.

    Mind you it make no differneceas I could probably find people. They'd be the wet ones in open canoes.

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    Right then lets say 12:00 at the Pugneys.

    That should give us 3 hours or so of messing about in boats.
    If you dont mind getting wet (You can hire wetsuits and there are hot showers) we could try some poling and rescue skills, I will also Bring my sail.
    See You there.

    I will check here before I set off(10:30-11:00) In case anything changes
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    OK.

    Think I might even put my wet suit in the car.

    I'll be the one with green Pelican on the roof of tatty blue land rover.

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    Thank-you Mike & David B and Troughing Dormouse.

    I had a very enjoyable and informative afternoon. Feel my more confident and a safer in the boat.

    Only downside is I now ache and I'm going to have to get a wooden paddle.

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