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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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    Fixing a rip in my canvas on Sat so should be there on Sun...now when am I going to my seasonal shopping?
    '...you can led a horse to water but a pencil must be lead...' Stan Laurel

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    Canoe is now loaded on the van so no excuse to drive 5 minutes for this meet

    Mal, I would like to try one the demo paddles if an otter tail style is available.
    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by flat cap Andy View Post
    Fixing a rip in my canvas on Sat so should be there on Sun...now when am I going to my seasonal shopping?
    Nice one


    Quote Originally Posted by komba53 View Post
    Canoe is now loaded on the van so no excuse to drive 5 minutes for this meet

    Mal, I would like to try one the demo paddles if an otter tail style is available.
    No problem, have play with any of them. Either the Heron or the Lapwing would be ottertail-like.
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    I ended up having to work today; after a very late night and only three hours kip. A real struggle to be honest. Caught my second wind this evening though and have just loaded up my little boat. See you in the morning.

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    Hmm, I bet that hurt after last nights celebrations!

    I'm just knackered after "bikepacking" 50 miles through mud over the South Downs, with a bivi under the tarp last night on the tops. So I will NOT be rushing about tomorrow....

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    Blimey Mal !!

    To be honest, that doesn't sound like fun to me :-)

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    Mal, any chance of inviting Steve (stews mate)? I don't have his contact details

    Who is going tomorrow?

    Definitely

    Mal
    Maj
    Byt
    Flat cap andy
    Komba53
    Aannddyyhh
    Stewart

    Possible

    Silverbirch

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    Mal, can try the third from the left paddle please...if you have room in the car.

    Is it 10.30 ready to go?

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    10.30 meet, start whenever we stop faffing.

    Don't have Steve's details but he's very welcome!
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    All paddles will be in car
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    Thanks mal, hope to get some sleep tonight so I can paddle tomorrow fingers crossed. Cheers

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    I've messaged Steve to see if he can join us.

    See you in the morning.

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