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Thread: Henley Festival 2017 - "It's Traditional, Don't You Know!"

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    Yes, thanks indeed to Mark for organising this. Although I didn't stay the night in the end, I did see the rather underwhelming fireworks as I paddled away.

    Temporary location for photos: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Av-ATY-Gz0gPrm8U9-f6mKZjjSa5

    There is a GPS track of my day here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1843087613


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    Yet another excellent, memorable event. Many thanks to MBJ for the enormous efforts put into prep and to everybody else for their excellent company.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

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    Ditto from me!
    I even got home in time to mow the lawn


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    As above, many thanks to Mark for organising and providing some awesome food.

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    Gentlemen, that was a grand week-end and yet another successful mission...even though we lost two men to 'Missing in Action' both on the Statuary evening and thereafter on the Sunday afternoon....after ice cream! - There's no excuse for that!

    Both who have now since re-surfaced, alive and well!

    Gentlemen, your efforts this weekend were truly appreciated - you made a difference. Well done!

    Rest now and recuperate...

    Further more missions are now already in the pipeline, which may now involve Mexican Sombreros or Viking Helmets and shields adorned to the sides of canoes thanks to the success of this mission....

    We may now have made a rod for own backs ...Ouch!
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    Pimm's, Paddles, Pith Helmets and Pork Scratchings....Part 2! (Which is actually Part 3)
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    Keep yer paddles wet, and powder dry....

    MB

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    Looking fwd to the full blog of this one, having missed out yet again. I shall plan my holidays a bit more carefully nxt year!!!
    If I could only paddle like a doggie oughta paddle

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    Hey I did say I wasn't stopping a the pub so not entirely AWOL.....

    Just scouting the way ahead of the main platoon

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    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

    Paddle Points - where to paddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    Hey I did say I wasn't stopping a the pub so not entirely AWOL.....

    Just scouting the way ahead of the main platoon
    Scouting ahead of the main Platoon, as per usual....

    Keenan Head Scout...


    Better now put the brakes on!

    Ken you weren't at any time considered AWOL my friend., no way! You had an unexpected mission thrown apon you, and dealt with it in a most professional manner
    It was cool and calculated, I was most impressed!

    All you gotta' now is work hard on arriving on time for the scheduled paddle departure times , whilst wearing the correct headdress....

    Next year I will not except "I'm the Chief Scout, Pathfinder-in-Chief.....follow me!"

    You may have had a good night's sleep on that meadow: Me? - I slept over a nest of Hedgehogs, I reckon!

    Ken, next years recce will find me going over that meadow with a team of Shire horses and a large plough, followed then by a fine set of scissors......prior to our first game of pre- or post post cricket or bows!


    There's a format beginning evolve here!.....
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    Keep yer paddles wet, and powder dry....

    MB

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

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    Walking (or paddling...) point is the toughest job a grunt can draw.

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    I told him he was on point the minute he turned up (late!)
    MB
    Keep yer paddles wet, and powder dry....

    MB

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