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    Default River Wey Christmas Paddle 17th December

    *****CHANGE OF PLAN, NOW ON SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER*****


    Its that time of year again.


    I was proposing a paddle on Sat 16th, it HAS moved to 17th as more available. Let's say 10.30 ish.


    Like last year, suggesting a modest paddle from the bridge at Shalford on the Wey. Probably towards Guildford using the St Catherine's Backwater, down to Guildford, and back through the lock.

    http://www.paddlepoints.net?R=36&A=1462


    A key part of the fun will be a hour or so on the meadows just above Guildford for a festive feed up and a few drinks. Fireboxes and kelly kettles positively encouraged.


    Fancy hats/dress and decorated canoe optional!


    Absolutely anybody welcome. Even you.



    Downcreek Paddle Demos

    I will also bring along some demo Downcreek Paddles that I am currently custodian of, should anybody wish to try them.





    These (Dipper, Swan, Heron, Kingfisher, 2 Lapwings) plus a Big Dipper
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    Can make it if it moves to Sunday, unfortunately got to work on the Saturday.

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    should be able to make this. is there that blockage on the backwater still, I haven't been down there for a while?

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    My Bike Club's Christmas do is Friday 15th so it could be either

    "Just the thing to blow out the cobwebs"

    or


    "I'm in no fit state to sit in a chair, let alone drive a car and paddle a canoe".


    Perhaps if I put myself down as a maybe, get my gear all prepped and loaded the day before and just see how we go.
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    I'm considering switching this to the Sunday, as 3 people have specifically said that's better for them. I'll decide tonight.
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    Put me down as a possible maybe.
    So we beat on,boats against the current,bourne back ceaselessly into the past.

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    Put me down as a possible maybe. Either day.
    I will find burny things to bring.
    So we beat on,boats against the current,bourne back ceaselessly into the past.

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    Working both days unfortunately.

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    I'm going to switch it to the Sunday, 17th, same place, 10.30 meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    I'm going to switch it to the Sunday, 17th, same place, 10.30 meet.
    Definite

    Maj

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    Hoping we get better weather next Sunday than this!


    As it happens, Fran is paddling the same area, in the other direction, with the Canoe Camping Club so we may well end up sharing a lunch spot with them (again!).


    We'll chuck a few tarps and stuff in so we can get some shelter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Hoping we get better weather next Sunday than this!


    As it happens, Fran is paddling the same area, in the other direction, with the Canoe Camping Club so we may well end up sharing a lunch spot with them (again!).


    We'll chuck a few tarps and stuff in so we can get some shelter.
    Can you change the date on the title mal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbeard View Post
    Can you change the date on the title mal?
    I've messaged moderators, but no reply yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbeard View Post
    Can you change the date on the title mal?
    Now changed, thanks John!


    Any more takers?
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