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    Default Easter On the Norfolk Broads






    Please see the main OCA web site Events Page for details of this event.

    Where?- Barton Turf Adventure Centre Barton Turf Norfolk

    When?- Good Friday 14th April through to Bank Holiday Monday 17th April

    What?- Great flat water paddling and canoe sailing on the Broads and local rivers.

    How? - Book directly with BTAC here http://http://www.btac-services.co.u...rticipants.pdf

    A great weekend for all the family, camping, socialising and enjoying probably the finest flat water paddling in the UK. Explore, spot otters, Bitter, Kingfishers but overall having a great time.

    Contact me, Nick Dennis for any further details. Come for the whole weekend or just for a taster. You know it makes sense!
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Hi Blot
    This is local to me so hopefully see you there.

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    I've joined the OCA as prospective member as I am looking to build up a network. I've been a solo paddler for too long. I heard about this event just a little too late last year. Do you canoe sail?

    Twosinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by twosinks View Post
    I've joined the OCA as prospective member as I am looking to build up a network. I've been a solo paddler for too long. I heard about this event just a little too late last year. Do you canoe sail?



    Twosinks
    I am sure that there will be a sail or two up depending who comes along. There is another event which Greg Spencer has booked for May at Barton Turf which will definitely involve sailing.
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Hi I have filled in the OCA online form and at present I am waiting to hear back from them. I could definitely be interested in this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Hi I have filled in the OCA online form and at present I am waiting to hear back from them. I could definitely be interested in this event.

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    I am assuming that you mean that you have completed the BTAC form. So that we can keep track of numbers please register on the main OCA website, go to Events and register to show that you are attending this OCA event.



    Thanks
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    I think we are both talking about Prospective Membership of the OCA. Well I know I am. The BTAC web site says that it has not been updated since June 2016 and many of the links dont work.

    I am having to email them directly.

    Twosinks

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    Thanks but as Prospective Members the OCA still asks you to sign up . Please see here https://www.opencanoe.info/membership
    There is a link towards the bottom of the page. It allows me and other event organisers to have a complete list of names and details of attendees. Unfortunately Twosinks from the Norfolk Broads means little to me!

    BTAC is probably on winter shut down at the present so you may not get a response for a bit. They will be doing maintenance but will catch up with everything...eventually.

    Thanks

    Nick


    Quote Originally Posted by twosinks View Post
    I think we are both talking about Prospective Membership of the OCA. Well I know I am. The BTAC web site says that it has not been updated since June 2016 and many of the links dont work.

    I am having to email them directly.

    Twosinks
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Yes it is the OCA, that I am waiting to hear back from as well.

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    Hi Folks

    Re. OCA - anyone can register (for free) on the OCA website. You instantly become a "prospective member" - but we do get a LOT of spam applicants!

    Some are easy to spot - those with email addresses ending @mail.ru and @mailspam.xyz - but many look ok... like a recent "Windy MacGregor" with simple, seemingly innocuous e-mail address. Good job I used a search engine: known source of spam!

    I've just had a trawl through and activated ~ 5 accounts, including (I believe) two associated with this discussion. If that's you, logging in should now work - and if not, please let me know. A message here will suffice!

    For anyone new coming along: if you drop me a line when you apply I can go and make the account active straight away.

    Alternatively... membership only costs £15 (£25 for a family) and is fully automated.



    Click on that picture and the rest should follow!

    Greg.

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    Hi GregandGinaS, yes one of the accounts you activated was mine thanks, just waiting to confirm the dates with my other half before we can commit to the event.

    Hi Blott, the link http://http://www.btac-services.co.u...rticipants.pdf does not seem to work, When clicking the link I receive the following message

    This site canít be reached

    httpís server DNS address could not be found.


    Not sure if it is just my connection or a problem.
    Last edited by SteveF; 27th-January-2017 at 01:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Hi Blott, the link http://http://www.btac-services.co.u...rticipants.pdf does not seem to work,
    Take the first http:// off

    www.btac-services.co.uk/booking_form_rally_participants.pdf

    Simon

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    Always fun. We are working out (1) if we are free and (2) if we should paddle to BTAC from Hoveton & Wroxham or drive there.

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    Can those who are coming who are OCA or Prospective OCA please register on the OCA Web Page then I have a definitive list of who is coming.

    Thanks,

    Nick
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Just let us know if you need picking up from anywhere

    Quote Originally Posted by twicezero View Post
    Always fun. We are working out (1) if we are free and (2) if we should paddle to BTAC from Hoveton & Wroxham or drive there.

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    I am just sending my booking form in for Angelika & I. Work on the normal basis that we will have a Group Meal on the Saturday evening catered by BTAC @£14 per head. It cant be beaten.

    See you there.

    Nick
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Count me in. Will sort out booking form over weekend.

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    On the Friday night (Good Friday) some of us are going to the Fur N Feathers at Woodbastwick for beer and food. I will need to book a table soon. If you want to come let me know asap.

    So far I have:-

    Nick & Angelika
    Al & Lou
    Alick
    Rich
    Fi
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    We have a problem on the Thursday night - we have a youth cruise in, with whom we have a long-standing arrangement. We were expecting them on Tuesday & Wednesday, we now find out they're coming on Wednesday & Thursday.

    Unless you can produce an Enhanced DBS certificate, I cannot let you in on Thursday night. They should be gone by 0900 or thereabouts on Friday.

    We'd be grateful if people would plan accordingly. If it's a severe problem e.g. if you're coming hundreds of miles - email me at bookings@btac-services.co.uk.

    Caravans and campervans will find a small touring site at Street Hill Farm, Neatishead, about which I know absolutely nothing.

    Sorry, but we are constrained by our operating contract.
    Simon

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    Thanks for that Simon. We appreciate you hosting us at BTAC and recognise that we work around your youth commitments. We will see you Friday just after lunch.

    Nick
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Thinking of trying to join this with the family as I'm only in Norwich, if not camping then at least for a day or so to come and have a paddle

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    Question: Is there anyone coming who hasn't sent the booking form in yet? (Day visitors don't need to worry)

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwics View Post
    Question: Is there anyone coming who hasn't sent the booking form in yet? (Day visitors don't need to worry)

    Simon
    Guilty - now working on it

    Rich

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    Hi Simon
    Guilty will do it tonight:-)
    Alick

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    i've just booked
    Those that rant and rave the most claiming "i know i am right" are usually wrong.
    "sooner or later i rub everyone up the wrong way"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr500dom View Post
    Thinking of trying to join this with the family as I'm only in Norwich, if not camping then at least for a day or so to come and have a paddle
    Sadly it looks like im going to miss this as I will be not be around now

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    Looking at paddles and weather dependent I would suggest the following:-

    Friday:- People arrive, set up and self explore Barton Broad.

    Saturday:- Group Paddle Drive to Wroxham Broad with as few cars as possible. Park in the pay & display near the yacht club, paddle across the Broad, turn and follow the Bure downstream past Horning. Turn left up the River Ant. Stop for lunch at Ludham Bridge and then up the Ant via How Hill, Irstead and back to BTAC.

    Sunday:- An easy paddle from BTAC up the ever favourite Ant & North Walsham & Dilham Canal to Honing Lock.

    Monday;- Perhaps a boat try out session at Barton Turf following which people can depart at their leisure.

    A relaxed and chilled weekend on Britain's Magical Waterland. Bring pack-ups for each day.

    See you there!

    Nick
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    Hopefully there on the Monday Nick - but not making promises: June launch version 2 (the less sponging version)

    Sam

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    From what Simon tells me the names on the list so far are:-

    Patrick Bradley
    Peter Theobald
    Rita O'Reilly
    Sue Tadman
    Arthur & Jenny Watts
    Alan & Louise Mellor
    Nick Dennis & Angelika
    Paul & Lindsey Lister
    Fiona Wynn
    Rich Wright
    Alick Burt
    Colin Luttley ?& Fay?
    Robbie

    So a nice assembled crew.

    See you there!

    Nick
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    One more added

    Patrick Bradley
    Peter Theobald
    Rita O'Reilly
    Sue Tadman
    Arthur & Jenny Watts
    Alan & Louise Mellor
    Nick Dennis & Angelika
    Paul & Lindsey Lister
    Fiona Wynn
    Rich Wright
    Alick Burt
    Colin Luttley ?& Fay?
    Robbie
    Brian - arriving Sat pm (not paddling)

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    Patrick Bradley
    Peter Theobald
    Rita O'Reilly
    Sue Tadman
    Arthur & Jenny Watts
    Alan & Louise Mellor
    Nick Dennis & Angelika
    Paul & Lindsey Lister
    Fiona Wynn
    Rich Wright
    Alick Burt
    Colin Lutley
    Robbie
    Brian - arriving Sat pm (not paddling)
    Those that rant and rave the most claiming "i know i am right" are usually wrong.
    "sooner or later i rub everyone up the wrong way"

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    A quick update

    Patrick Bradley
    Peter Theobald
    Rita O'Reilly
    Sue Tadman
    Arthur & Jenny Watts
    Alan & Louise Mellor
    Nick Dennis & Angelika
    Paul & Lindsey Lister
    Fiona Wynn
    Rich Wright
    Alick Burt
    Colin Lutley
    Robbie
    Brian - arriving Sat pm (not paddling)
    Alis
    Linda & Molly
    Joy ( arrives Sat eve for Sunday paddling)
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    I had registered sometime ago on the OCA event page and have booked with BTAC so list is:

    Patrick Bradley
    Peter Theobald
    Rita O'Reilly
    Sue Tadman
    Arthur & Jenny Watts
    Alan & Louise Mellor
    Nick Dennis & Angelika
    Paul & Lindsey Lister
    Fiona Wynn
    Rich Wright
    Alick Burt
    Colin Lutley
    Robbie
    Brian - arriving Sat pm (not paddling)
    Alis
    Linda & Molly
    Joy ( arrives Sat eve for Sunday paddling)
    Geoff Irwin
    Geoff

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    One of the last leavers dropped an Aiguille kneeling mat. I can either leave it at BTAC if you are local (I'm leaving here Tuesday am) or take it with me and try and return it to you at a future meet.

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