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    Default Marauders meetbrecon & monmouth canal 8-10 sep

    Time for a Maraud says Uncle Albert. Woodworm, Two Sugars, Freeway and Stewart and I have tried this site and paddles on the canal a couple of times, The site has a field near the canal and the owner are willing to let us have exclusive use of it for 7 a night, downside there is no water, electricity or loo up there, but a couple of hundred metres down the track are the usual camp site loos, showers, running water and electric hook up on the main site, which can be booked separately direct to the site. For those wanting to be next the water in the top field I can organise a toilet tent and chemical loo (liquid only!!! ) for those in need. The top field will take tents, sleep pods, small caravans and transit size and below camper vans.

    It is a great location just five minutes walk from Crickhowell, there is a pub by the camp site and it was being reopened and done up last time we were there

    http://www.parkfarm-campsite.co.uk

    Possible paddles include obviously the canal and a nice big lake at Llangorse with a five squid fee to paddle for the day.

    It is also on facebook but would like a list of names on here please

    UNCLE ALBERT

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    I'm in. Always wanted to paddle the canal here, having done the Usk on numerous occasions. Venue sounds excellent, thanks Uncle Albert!


    Uncle Albert
    Mal
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    Uncle Albert
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    Paddling some or all of this little gem was to have been my Spring / Summer project.

    Something about an election got in the way :-( :-(

    Sorry not to be able to join in this time, off to waters western...
    G

    'Adventure is relative. My adventure is another's commonplace.'

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    Uncle Albert
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    i will make every effort, scheme for gaining a weekend ticket being worked on even as I type....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sit and Relax View Post
    i will make every effort, scheme for gaining a weekend ticket being worked on even as I type....

    Do your best Stevoh!!

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    Hi Dave put me down for the weekend

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    Having thought I could make this one, I've now looked at the calendar and realised that we already have various things happening that weekend, notwithstanding hubby's current back problem. Typical! Will my kayak get wet this year? I certainly hope so. Will let you know if anything changes.
    frustrated Waterbaby.

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    Uncle Albert
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    Cheers,

    Ceibach

    Cruising n' bruising!

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    I'll be there on Friday
    Thanks for organising
    Martin

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    Uncle Albert
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    After my wife told me she might go visit her sister-in-law for a few days to enjoy some spa treatments, she had no option but to allow me a weekend pass.

    You have no idea how desperately I need this! Just one question, if we want to use the facilities at the normal camp site, must we camp there as well, or can I camp with all of you and just walk down to use the facilities?

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    Bernie

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    Bernie, no problem walking down to the main site to use the facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart View Post
    Bernie, no problem walking down to the main site to use the facilities.
    That's excellent, thanks Stewart. I'll have to see if the moths have eaten my tent - it's been years since I was under "canvas".

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    Sounds good.... but no pass for me
    If I could only paddle like a doggie oughta paddle

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    Slowly growing into a good meet, welcome Bernie, it will be good to meet you, let me know if tentage is a problem, I have one you can borrow

    Dave

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    why is it that my son who has just moved to Brecon, (what a good reason to visit and have a paddle) has decided to come to Doncaster that weekend!!!
    nature is m X-box

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    Uncle Albert
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    .Had to drop off the list as, on checking, the other half is away that weekend and I have sprog-care duties

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    .Had to drop off the list as, on checking, the other half is away that weekend and I have sprog-care duties
    Unlucky. You'll be missed Kennon!

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    If anyone is considering this but reluctant (or unable) to bring a canoe, I can bring my "big green paddling machine" and offer a seat. Otherwise I think I might bring my little red solo canoe if there's no bumpy stuff.

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    What kind of canoe is the little red solo? ( I mean apart from being solo, little and red in colour, was thinking make, model)

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    This one:



    You can read the agonising I endured deciding to buy it here.

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    Okay a 14' Mega outlander. I have a 16' version of the same. Nice boat.

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    Are Day-Visiting quasi-Maraudists permitted? (I ask as SWMBO is none too keen on sleeping in and/or under any of my tents/bivvy bags/tarps. Or maybe it's me?)

    BTW Llangorse Lake is now, I think, nine and a half "squid" for a day ticket including launching. Have been there a couple of times recently and there's no official landing points/shore access other than the launch point. Could always hang off one of the buoys around the lake for a while for lunch though.

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