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    Default Basingstoke Canal in less than 14 hours time! Sat 6th April

    Jim, Maj and I will be at Winchfield Hurst tomorrow morning. Slightly earlier than usual as Jim has to be back. Paddle to the Castle, lunch, back. Maybe some brew stops! Optional pubbage at the end.


    Winchfield Hurst

    9.30 meet for 9.45ish on the water.


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    Well I think I can make The Barley by 9:30 so can you add Graham and I to the list - catch up tomorrow.

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    I won't be able to come out to play, I'm afraid; got to work !!

    I'm hoping to manage to get out for a little splosh about on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickout View Post
    Well I think I can make The Barley by 9:30 so can you add Graham and I to the list - catch up tomorrow.
    Excellent!


    Quote Originally Posted by bigyellowtractor View Post
    I won't be able to come out to play, I'm afraid; got to work !!

    I'm hoping to manage to get out for a little splosh about on Sunday.
    Less excellent! But hope you have a good day Sunday, definitely the best day for low winds, but I've got lots to do in prep for our upcoming trip walking a canoe across bits of Scotland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    hope you have a good day Sunday, definitely the best day for low winds,
    I might even wear my new drysuit and practice moving the boat in different directions whilst falling out



    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    but I've got lots to do in prep for our upcoming trip walking a canoe across bits of Scotland.
    What if your canoe had an additional front trolley with steerable wheels. Then by a series of ropes and harnesses you could attach a team of small children and sit back and relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigyellowtractor View Post
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    What if your canoe had an additional front trolley with steerable wheels. Then by a series of ropes and harnesses you could attach a team of small children and sit back and relax.
    Your logic is impeccable, bar for the fact that the terrain will not allow trolleys. But the little guys can probably pulk haul now they've grown a bit...


    Right. Time to load the car. Oh no, its already loaded. As it always is...
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    Another enjoyable day on the water and possibly the birth of a new sport - the formation open canoeing display team . Only a handful of nearly successful-ish formations so far, listed here lest we forget. The chevron, the X, the staggered port and staggered starboard. Much practice required!!

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    Chuckle. Well, we've got a few months before we perform as the Hou-ray Henley's at the Festival! And I'm in the wrong make of boat...

    An excellent gentle day, enhanced by the long lunch and a little musical interlude. Well, enhanced for me, I didn't have to listen to myself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    ...enhanced by the long lunch and a little musical interlude. Well, enhanced for me, I didn't have to listen to myself...
    We did, Mal.....and it was a pleasure!
    Have fun in Scotland.

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    Enjoyed todays paddle and just faffing about on the water. Lovely seeing Nige (BaldmanJump) once again - this year Nige!!!

    That was quite a long paddle but i felt ok. I took Mal's advice from a previous long trip and used a smaller lighter paddle which was easier to move through the water but increased the cadence. Worked a treat!

    My steak and scrambled egg lunch listening to the Boys of summer (Mal) and Cavitina (Jim) was lovely.

    On the way back - The "Green and White Arrows" formations was a lovely distraction on the boring bit of the canal - i think we might be on to something here! Next time i will bring have my camera ready!

    Have a lovely weekend folks

    see you on the water soon!

    Maj

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    Great Day out - thanks to all of the "Formation Team" for a delicate start to a dubious sport!

    Swim lines - ON

    Cheers Nick

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    It was a great day hou will came will with the next formation will have to put Henley date in my dairy

    Graham

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