Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 121 to 180 of 210

Thread: A Big(ish) Meet Barrow-Upon-Soar, Leics Aug 19th-20th 2017

  1. #121
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Desborough
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Looks great Jon, can't wait.

    I can't add my order to the sticker sheet without first requesting access, is this intended?

    I'd like 2 classics please :-)
    I refuse to let the fact that I haven't got a clue what I'm doing hold me back in any aspect of my life.

  2. #122
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    I can't add my order to the sticker sheet without first requesting access, is this intended?
    Oops changed now so anyone can edit ... hopefully

  3. #123
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Thanks for all your work Jon.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  4. Default

    Hi all

    I'm coming down for the Sunday of this to represent British Canoeing. Hoping to join the paddle on the day, but what else can I bring/say/do for you good folk?! Access and the environment are my key areas of expertise, but if there is any info about British Canoeing and what we do let me know!

    Chris, chris.page@britishcanoeing.org.uk

  5. #125
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BC Waterways&Environment View Post
    Hi all

    I'm coming down for the Sunday of this to represent British Canoeing. Hoping to join the paddle on the day, but what else can I bring/say/do for you good folk?! Access and the environment are my key areas of expertise, but if there is any info about British Canoeing and what we do let me know!

    Chris, chris.page@britishcanoeing.org.uk
    Thats good, it will be good to meet you, as a representative of BC. You've already often proven helpful and willing to listen to members on this forum. No specific topics come to mind, though I would be interested to hear of the BC policy on compulsory Tilley Hats, Beards and Kelly Kettles for open canoeists Especially when paddling hard whitewater.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  6. #126
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    On the Grand Union Canal, near Milton Keynes
    Posts
    161

    Default

    Hello Everyone. Jon please could I add my name to the list for camping and paddling on both days. I have just see my work rota for the next few weeks and I'm free for this trip.

    Thank you, John.

  7. #127
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Fleet, Hants..
    Posts
    2,467

    Default

    Jon & Jules,

    If there'e any space still available at that far off field at Barrow Upon Soar..... save me a patch will ya!

    Trying hard now to be there....and bring some 'gud-fud' along!
    Keep yer paddles wet, and powder dry....

    MB

    `..`. ><(((( ((>
    `..`..`. ><((((>

  8. #128
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    kent
    Posts
    648

    Default

    Unfortunately I can't come to this meet now.
    So we beat on,boats against the current,bourne back ceaselessly into the past.

  9. #129
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    I think the current camper list is looking like:

    Camper list:
    Cankay (Jon) Fri-Sun
    Jewels666 (Juliet) Fri-Sun
    Per
    davidFletcher
    jimmyads + Maybe Ruby Thurs-Mon
    Sirus + wife
    John P and Mrs John P
    slavetothepaddle Thurs-Mon
    mark+suz
    multimark I'm in for the weekend including camping please.
    Potty (Mike), Diana, Nettie, Ant & Tracy ... Fri-Sun
    Mal - Fri-Sun
    Gary C + Poss 2 more - Fri- Sun
    Richymo
    kmac (pending permission)
    David Johnson
    Big Al
    aannddyyhh
    Geoff and Cherry
    Dougoutcanoe (Tent plus granddaughter) Friday to Sunday
    Chris_B (ditto)
    BMJ (are dogs allowed? I need him to keep me in check!)
    Orthodromy
    gp.girl and swiftgit are up for camping
    darren pow +1
    Sheila (camper van)
    Broadsman and family (2 adults, 2 kids, 1 dog, tent, Thur - Sun)
    carbon
    Bonarmbj - Friday Supper-Monday breakfast!
    Kayakin-Kampsta
    Castle Jester + Helen
    Bobbing Ben + Management + Assorted minions
    MarkL
    Water Nomad



    Can safely say there is currently plenty of water in the rivers!

  10. #130
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    SW France
    Posts
    2,464

    Default

    Hi Guys

    due to it being busy season in France with CanoeMassifCentral, I'm going to need to skip out on this one at the last minute. We just got some very last minute bookings which will need a bit of kit organization when the boats get back from the current hire so I'll need to ensure I'm around for it, especially given I just stole 3 weeks to take a boat for a boulder strewn walk across Sweden and Norway.

    I'm sure everyone will be very relieved and will have a great time. Jon has certainly done a hell of a job on the whole thing.

    All the best

    ps. its also about 35 degrees in SW France now so I won't be suffering hardships as a result.
    MarkL
    www.canoemassifcentral.com
    Canoe outfitting packages in the Massif Central


  11. #131
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkL View Post
    Hi Guys

    due to it being busy season in France with CanoeMassifCentral, I'm going to need to skip out on this one at the last minute. We just got some very last minute bookings which will need a bit of kit organization when the boats get back from the current hire so I'll need to ensure I'm around for it, especially given I just stole 3 weeks to take a boat for a boulder strewn walk across Sweden and Norway.

    I'm sure everyone will be very relieved and will have a great time. Jon has certainly done a hell of a job on the whole thing.

    All the best

    ps. its also about 35 degrees in SW France now so I won't be suffering hardships as a result.
    Aw man, that's a shame. Are you still okay for the Ulster canoe festival in September?
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  12. #132
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    One week to go I believe, until first peeps arrive on site . .....


    Camper list:
    Cankay (Jon) Fri-Sun
    Jewels666 (Juliet) Fri-Sun
    Per
    davidFletcher
    jimmyads + Maybe Ruby Thurs-Mon
    Sirus + wife
    John P and Mrs John P
    slavetothepaddle Thurs-Mon
    mark+suz
    multimark I'm in for the weekend including camping please.
    Potty (Mike), Diana, Nettie, Ant & Tracy ... Fri-Sun
    Mal - Fri-Sun
    Gary C + Poss 2 more - Fri- Sun
    Richymo
    kmac (pending permission)
    David Johnson
    Big Al
    aannddyyhh
    Geoff and Cherry
    Dougoutcanoe (Tent plus granddaughter) Friday to Sunday
    Chris_B (ditto)
    BMJ (are dogs allowed? I need him to keep me in check!)
    Orthodromy
    gp.girl and swiftgit are up for camping
    darren pow +1
    Sheila (camper van)
    Broadsman and family (2 adults, 2 kids, 1 dog, tent, Thur - Sun)
    carbon
    Bonarmbj - Friday Supper-Monday breakfast!
    Kayakin-Kampsta
    Castle Jester + Helen
    Bobbing Ben + Management + Assorted minions
    Water Nomad

  13. #133
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Belper, Derbyshire
    Posts
    105

    Default

    Hi John

    Sorry not been on the forum for what seams like months for various reasons.
    The poss + 2 on my booking now not coming but I very definitely will be there, looking forward to this

    Will see you Friday

    Cheers

    Gary

  14. #134
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    521

    Default

    I've been looking forward to this for ages but unfortunately, due to work commitments, I can't make it.
    "I'd far rather be happy than right any day"..........Slartibartfast

  15. #135
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Slightly shorter list, but still make this around 50 peeps camping, with more joining for day paddles

    Camper list:

    Cankay (Jon) Fri-Sun
    Jewels666 (Juliet) Fri-Sun
    Per
    davidFletcher
    jimmyads + Maybe Ruby Thurs-Mon
    Sirus + wife
    John P and Mrs John P
    slavetothepaddle Thurs-Mon
    mark+suz
    Potty (Mike), Diana, Nettie, Ant & Tracy ... Fri-Sun
    Mal - Fri-Sun
    Gary C Fri- Sun
    Richymo
    kmac (pending permission)
    David Johnson
    Big Al
    aannddyyhh
    Geoff and Cherry
    Dougoutcanoe (Tent plus granddaughter) Friday to Sunday
    Chris_B (ditto)
    BMJ (are dogs allowed? I need him to keep me in check!)
    Orthodromy
    gp.girl and swiftgit are up for camping
    darren pow +1
    Sheila (camper van)
    Broadsman and family (2 adults, 2 kids, 1 dog, tent, Thur - Sun)
    carbon
    Bonarmbj - Friday Supper-Monday breakfast!
    Kayakin-Kampsta
    Castle Jester + Helen
    Bobbing Ben + Management + Assorted minions
    Water Nomad


    As mentioned in earlier Bulletin, Colin is having a bit of a boat purge. I'm not sure if they are being sold elsewhere, so I've added the list below for early visibility as I guess they'll go on a first requested/reserved basis.
    The sale is not specifically related or limited to the big-ish meet, but as Colin mentions, any unsold ones on the day can be seen, tried and collected at the Meet.

    Kayaks and Canoes for Sale
    Three Old Town Otter, Double Touring Kayaks, Need Minor Maintenance, seat straps: Price Guide 150 each.
    One Dagger Reflection 15 Open Canoe 400.00
    One Green Peace River Cruiser 17 Open Canoe 300.00
    Four Dag Junior Kayaks 100 each
    One Valley Aquanut Sea Kayak – little used only on river 600
    One Perception Acadia Touring Kayak little used 200
    One Perception Expression 11 Touring Kayak little used 400
    One Dagger Stratos Touring Kayak – little used 500
    Two Dagger Redline – Made in USA not the cheaper built British Version 200 each
    One Dagger RPM Max - – Made in USA not the cheaper built British Version 200
    One Glass Touring Double Kayak - 80
    One Wood Strip Touring Kayak - 600
    One Carbon/Kevlar Bell Wildfire – very light needs new gunnels 450
    A number of new unvarnished Ash Canoe Thwarts and Yokes. 10 each

    Contact Colin Broadway
    07 seven 68 8 seven 6 7 five (7-1) (I've obfuscated the number a bit to make it hard to machine read - or try The Boathouse pub number, as that is public anyway: 01509 412260)



    Weekend weather looking ok-ish at the mo.....

    See you all soon.

    Cheers
    Jon

  16. #136
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    794

    Default

    Yo Jon, care to elaborate on "ok-ish"?

    For a hardy northern soul that could mean something very different to a namby-pamby southerner

  17. #137
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    192

  18. #138
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Breezy then.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  19. #139
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    794

    Default

    Doesn't look to bad in terms of rain though

  20. #140
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Doesn't look to bad in terms of rain though
    Indeed not :-), At the time I posted, Sat was looking fine, Fri/Sun possibilities for downwards wetness.

    Looking at Ictoaun's link (thx) just now and it's looking better all round. The Sat is the bigger trip, and lots of shorter/delayed options for the Sun anyway. Looking good (but hey, its a weather forecast...)

  21. #141
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    S-o-T, U.K.
    Posts
    4,429

    Default

    It'll be fine, whatever the weather

    The superb SotP paddle was in use by geomickb at the Middleport Matters Community Event on Sat ... see at ~55 secs into this YouTube link ... https://youtu.be/XPe7p5bqNL4 ... any volunteers to carry the paddle forward from either of the tours at the Biggish Meet?
    Last edited by Potty Paddler; 14th-August-2017 at 06:18 PM.
    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

  22. #142

    Default

    Still got space for day paddlers ? My canoe has been dry for 18 months and this seems like and ideal time to relaunch it !
    ........... But where are the open boaters in the East of England ?


  23. #143
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Still got space for day paddlers ? My canoe has been dry for 18 months and this seems like and ideal time to relaunch it
    Most definitely - welcome to join us any day and/or field space will be available if you want to stop over.

    Just a quick note, I was onsite at weekends, and there are a few nettles in places. Most likely to be quickly trampled, but just wanted to mention in case anyone had major reactions to such things.

  24. #144
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cankay.org.uk View Post
    Most definitely - welcome to join us any day and/or field space will be available if you want to stop over.

    Just a quick note, I was onsite at weekends, and there are a few nettles in places. Most likely to be quickly trampled, but just wanted to mention in case anyone had major reactions to such things.
    How is the ground under foot? Roger was there a couple of months ago and has concerns about it being a little muddy.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  25. #145
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    How is the ground under foot? Roger was there a couple of months ago and has concerns about it being a little muddy.

    I heard the grass was full of snakes...
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  26. #146
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    I heard the grass was full of snakes...
    That dig of mine on FB about your age must have struck a chord Mr Grey. But just in case I'll bring a pungi.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  27. #147
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    St. Helens
    Posts
    431

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    That dig of mine on FB about your age must have struck a chord Mr Grey. But just in case I'll bring a pungi.
    Sure I can find you a spare hammock if you want to hang above them.

  28. #148
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sutchy View Post
    Sure I can find you a spare hammock if you want to hang above them.
    That sounds like a plan. Although it wont protect me from any "two-legged" snakes in the vicinity.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  29. #149
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    S-o-T, U.K.
    Posts
    4,429

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cankay.org.uk View Post
    Oops changed now so anyone can edit ... hopefully
    Found the sticker order sheet, but after the 12th deadline ... Jon if you have spares can I have 2x classic stickers please.

    I'm off now to raid the bank as Colin's kindly stuck me a reserved sticker on his Wildfire.
    Last edited by Potty Paddler; 15th-August-2017 at 10:03 PM.
    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

  30. #150
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    3,813

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sutchy View Post
    Sure I can find you a spare hammock if you want to hang above them.
    You may need to bring a couple of trees as well
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  31. #151
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Yeah, not too many hamocking spots, and where the trees are is kinda the party place for nettles.

    Only the one snake!!!, which I think is one of the new species, in as much as I initially thought it was a nicely coiled dog poo, although Jonah Aka spotted one swimming at the bank when we were out for a paddle.

    Ground drains quickly, and was pretty solid underfoot the last two weekends - but some dry/solid footwear is always a plus for such weekends.

    When we camped there a couple of weeks ago, the railway chaps started some maintenance work at midnight. No idea if its a nightly/weekly thing, but light sleepers may value picking up some ear plugs.

    but after the 12th deadline
    I did leave it a couple of days extra just in case, and actually sent through the request to John on Monday, and they've just been delivered to my desk - so thanks John for the quick turnaround, much appreciated!! The request did include some spares just in case.

    Al: Are you all sorted for airport pickup?


    There are some (nightime?) road closures on/off the A6 (the main Loughborough to Lesta road), but its south of the Barrow turnoff and, northbound not affected, so I don't think people arriving will be impacted. At
    worst there may be a small diversion.

    Works at Granite Way roundabout will commence Thursday 17th August. A6 bypass closed, Loughborough bound, up to and past Granite Way Roundabout. No access onto Granite Way, Leicester bound, off the A6 bypass. Granite Way closed between the Old A6 and the A6 bypass in both directions.
    Friday 18th August, continued works at Granite Way Roundabout. The A6 bypass closed Leicester bound from One Ash roundabout (A6004) to Granite Way roundabout.
    Granite Way closed from the Old A6 to the A6 bypass in one direction only.
    The diversion routes will be signed on site.

    If anyone wants my Mobi number, just drop me a PM.


    Great to think that first peeps arrive tomorrow after all these months :-). I'll pop to Barrow tomoz after work to say hi, and if peeps are around I'll set up tent, bins (hopefully! - Colin is hoping his skip and bins get emptied this week), recycling (glass & tins) and a few other bits so less to bring on Fri. Jewels similarly, and we're planning on grabbing some pub grub on Thur- we normally pop in for at least one meal as a kind of "thanks for letting us stay for a quid" thing, and just feels a bit rude to do on Fri with peeps arriving.

    Cheers
    Jon

  32. #152
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Jon, I'm picking up Al. Thanks for all your hard work, see you Fri.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  33. #153
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Jon, I'm picking up Al. Thanks for all your hard work, see you Fri.
    Yeah I'll be arriving in style, with my own official photographer.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  34. #154
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Bangor, Co Down.
    Posts
    4,229

    Default

    Ground drains quickly, and was pretty solid underfoot the last two weekends - but some dry/solid footwear is always a plus for such weekends.

    Ha ha I'm going to look a right plonker boarding the plane in my wellies.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

  35. #155
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    I'll be there either tomorrow night or Friday morning.

    More likely to be Friday morning.

  36. #156
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Claxton
    Posts
    546

    Default

    I should be there Thursday afternoon.
    The early bird may catch the worm... but the second mouse gets the cheese!

  37. #157
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Morecambe
    Posts
    963

    Default

    Were setting off Thurs morning so should arrive around lunch time.
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

  38. #158
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    S-o-T, U.K.
    Posts
    4,429

    Default

    Snakes ... can't be the new species as they are barred

    Nettie et al arriving Thurs afternoon
    Potty & Diana Fri ~ midday
    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

  39. #159
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    As there seem to be a few Thur evening, and loo's don't arrive till Fri, do you want the Room With A View for the night, or ok with use of Pub indoor/outdoor facilities. The later can be a tad... er... fragrant, but do the job.

  40. #160
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Morecambe
    Posts
    963

    Default

    I think the fragrant loos will do for one night
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

  41. #161
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    If any N. Midlands, Cheshire or NW paddlers feel they are likely to see Dris (Bonehead) in the relatively near future, I have roofrack bars of his I need to get back to him sometime.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  42. #162
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    If any N. Midlands, Cheshire or NW paddlers feel they are likely to see Dris (Bonehead) in the relatively near future, I have roofrack bars of his I need to get back to him sometime.
    I live within about 15 miles of Dris - work is even closer. Should have room for them!

  43. #163
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Per View Post
    I live within about 15 miles of Dris - work is even closer. Should have room for them!
    Thanks mate. I'll try to remember to actually hand them to you...
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  44. #164
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Some quick happy snaps of the extra field - newly cut!

    Not sure whether the bales will still be there tomorrow.







    The ajoining fence was still up this evening. At worst we'll remove/replace the horizontal bars, but I'm hopeful the farmer may also remove the upright to allow vehicles through.



    This is burnable wood pile! - saws, possibly even a chain saw could be handy - all fires (on both fields) other than the main group social one need to be off the ground.



    These are the apprroach to entrance B - note tight bend and concrete post. The gate was still padlocked this evening, so peeps arriving tomorrow may need to use the main field, or carefully drop the fence.


    Closer view of concrete post (slightly older photos before grass was cut)



    Have a safe trip everyone and look forward to seeing you Thur, or Fri, or Sat, or Sun, whenever you arrive.

    I recognise most names on the list, and it's likely everyone may well know one or two other peeps attending, but if there is anyone new to this group/meet lark, and/or has no familiar faces, then it's great to meet you, feel free to ask me or fellow paddlers any question any time - you're in with a great bunch of people!.

  45. #165
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Some updates just in from Colin:

    "The big (8 person) stand-up paddle boards, both will be available Fri and Sat, but only one on Sunday." - potentially for a wet tug-o-wat Sat night if peeps are up for it, or just fir a bit of fun......

    I have 2 kayak egos at the boat house available for a competition, fun or improving paddling skills

    There will be "Live music Sunday afternoon from about 2 p.m. - hopefully in the garden subject to weather.

    The Band Sat night - is Velvet"




    Of course, it is highly probable there will be live music our side of the river too, as there are a number of esteemed musicians within the ranks .

  46. #166
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cankay.org.uk View Post

    Of course, it is highly probable there will be live music our side of the river too, as there are a number of esteemed musicians within the ranks .

    Suspect you should substitute the word "pissed" instead of the word "esteemed"...

    ...and maybe the word "live" should be replaced by "cacophonous"?

    Never did get a chance to put up some music on your link in the other thread, but blogging took over my life since return from Scandinavian parts. We'll muddle through, and I'll have both bits of paper and a laptop with me that we can get music off until the battery runs out!
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  47. #167

    Default

    Will be heading up after work should get there by 8ish if the m25 gods are on my side any on got a post code to get me close

    Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
    I live with DANGER every day and she keeps making me go paddling

  48. #168
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    "got a post code to get me close "

    Hiya, post code for the pub is : LE12 8PN (The Boathouse Barrow) - when you're that close, young Quentin will show you the way

  49. #169
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    3,813

    Default

    Well done Jon...........really well organised!
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  50. #170
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    On the bank of the Basingstoke canal
    Posts
    758

    Default

    BMJ and myself hope to be there tomorrow in time for beer o'clock

  51. #171
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hope, Peak District
    Posts
    241

    Default

    [QUOTE=cankay.org.uk;643833]Some updates just in from Colin:



    I have 2 kayak egos at the boat house available for a competition, fun or improving paddling skills


    You seem a little modest to have 2 kayak egos.

  52. #172
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    BMJ and myself hope to be there tomorrow in time for beer o'clock

    Blimey, you'll be there for 11am?
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  53. #173
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Claxton
    Posts
    546

    Default

    I'll hopefully get there at 9pm Tonight. Having another of "those" journey's!
    The early bird may catch the worm... but the second mouse gets the cheese!

  54. #174
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Nice groups of peeps already gathering. Second field fully clear and joining fence is down. Second gate is unlocked, but the entry A, near the bridge is probably the better one anyway.
    Last edited by cankay.org.uk; 17th-August-2017 at 09:45 PM.

  55. #175
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    See you around lunchtime tomorrow.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  56. #176
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    loos arriving now ;-)

  57. #177
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Desborough
    Posts
    127

    Default

    We're heading over at lunchtime. I know its late notice but would anyone be willing to lend us a ladies medium BA for the Saturday trip please? I've got myself and little'un covered, but I realise I probably don't want Mrs to drown either if it can be helped...
    I refuse to let the fact that I haven't got a clue what I'm doing hold me back in any aspect of my life.

  58. #178
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midlands, UK
    Posts
    1,763

    Default

    Yes, Juliet is unable to paddle, so will bring hers for you.

  59. #179
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    19,908

    Default

    I'll also have a spare BA, medium, not ladies.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

  60. #180
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Desborough
    Posts
    127

    Default

    I'm not sure if the ladies bit matters, I know the anatomy is different but I don't know if the design differs to account for it.

    From Mrs, "Which one is prettier? I want the pink one!"

    And also, "Don't say I said that! I'll sound like a right girl, I'm only joking"...

    Saves forking out for a new one for the very occasional paddle that she currently manages, so thanks very much :-)
    I refuse to let the fact that I haven't got a clue what I'm doing hold me back in any aspect of my life.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •