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Thread: Over the hills to where they'll float. The Pirates go portaging.

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    Default Over the hills to where they'll float. The Pirates go portaging.

    As some of you may know Easter is traditionally the time of year where the young Pirates and their motley crew head north of the boarder for a wilderness adventure. It started many years ago and has taken them far and wide in search of treasure and Easter eggs positioned in hard to reach places by other Pirates and the Easter Bunny.

    This year was no different but the trips have become more adventurous every year culminating in what can only be described as an 'Epic adventure' that makes Frodo's pilgrimage to Mordor look like a day outing.

    There is a blogg on the way from Mal Grey as usual and hopefully a vlog by yours truly who spent most of the trip talking into his action camera much to the hilarity of the rest of the crew.
    In the mean time here's a preview of what is to come with music and words thanks to Mr. Grey. Enjoy...............

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    Excellent.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Nice edit Rob. Look forward to the full movie of you talking to yourself.

    One of the best recording studios I've ever used, that one. OK, the only one. And it was a tarp.

    Nearly half way through the blog writing...

    Most epic Pirate adventure ever!
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    He does enjoy a good warble after a portage.

    looking forward to seeing the rest of it all at some point.

    Cheers
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    The only problem is, I now have a "Mal Grey earworm". Aaaaaaaagh!
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Enjoyed that,

    dragging canoes is part of the adventure, bet its a relief when you get to the water. looking forward to the blogg

    Maj

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    Excellent! Love the re-worked lyrics. Nice quality sound too for an outdoor studio! Looking forward to the epic read...

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    Enjoyed the video and the song. Looking forward to being inspired by the vlog and another epic pirates blogg.
    The early bird may catch the worm... but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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    Enjoyed the song..looking forward to the blog...
    One question; is this a ritual that all canoeists must endure, a right of passage if you will.


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    is this a ritual that all canoeists must endure, a right of passage if you will
    Yes, all paddlers must endure my singing to become true canoeists...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Yes, all paddlers must endure my singing to become true canoeists...
    Ahhh the singing is ok, I’ve endured many a folk festival, it’s the patterdale paddler style begerring about up hill and down dale looking for water that worries me...the knees won’t stand it...
    Looks a great trip though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Yes, all paddlers must endure my singing to become true canoeists...
    did burger all for my paddling... as I’m sure you’ll attest
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    Too be fair it did make me want to paddle faster, to get away from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutchy View Post
    Too be fair it did make me want to paddle faster, to get away from it.
    he does have a point
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    Got back from pub, checked out SotP.......that flippin’ tune is going to keep me awake unless I have whisky, wine and head over a hill to.....arghh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutchy View Post
    Too be fair it did make me want to paddle faster, to get away from it.
    I do it to make sure nobody wants to share my canoe.


    Quote Originally Posted by Patterdale Paddler View Post
    Got back from pub, checked out SotP.......that flippin’ tune is going to keep me awake unless I have whisky, wine and head over a hill to.....arghh!
    My work is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Yes, all paddlers must endure my singing to become true canoeists...
    Sometimes there are advantages to living in Canada

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