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    Default River Wey Gresham Paddle - Saturday 14th September 2019

    Hi all,

    Is anyone interested in paddling on the River Wey on Saturday 14th September 2018 - 10 a.m. start at the Tannery near Send.
    Planning on doing the Gresham Loop with lunch and entertainment at the Woking Palace followed by Mal's loop around Abbey depending on how people feel.

    I think it will be a about a 6 - 7 hours paddle.

    Nearest Address: Tannery House, 3 Tannery Ln, Send, Woking, GU23 7EF
    Paddle point : http://www.paddlepoints.net/PaddlePoints.php?pp=71

    Park by bend in road on gravel on the opposite side from the path.
    Put in just over footbridge after walking down the side of the building.

    if you have a trolley, i would suggest you bring it since there is a long portage across a field.

    If anyone has difficulty doing the portage, i would be happy to help.

    Bring food and drink.


    Maj

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    Count me in...
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    I'm working Saturday morning, so will have to pass, but I'll probably be on the Wey in the afternoon so might bump into folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimHou View Post
    I'm working Saturday morning, so will have to pass, but I'll probably be on the Wey in the afternoon so might bump into folks.
    hope so Jim - see you Saturday!

    yes definite

    Mal
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    Sorry I am all ready committed so once’s again I can not join you all have a great day
    Graham

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    I might well be able to make this
    (but I'm not going anywhere near that bloody mill race !!!!)

    I've ordered a pair of solid tyres for my Eckla; should be here tomorrow (shame 'cause pneumatic are great over bumpy ground)

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    yes definite

    Mal
    Maj
    Jim (p.m)

    Maybe

    Colin


    Would sunday be better for folk? i know it would suit Jim who is working in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigyellowtractor View Post
    red a pair of solid tyres for my Eckla; should be here tomorrow (shame 'cause pneumatic are great over bumpy ground)
    Col. If your tyres don't arrive, you're welcome to borrow my solid tyre trolley, but you'd need to collect it by 9am Saturday (or Friday eve) as I'll be off to work.
    Quote Originally Posted by silverbeard View Post

    Would sunday be better for folk? i know it would suit Jim who is working in the morning.
    It would for me, Maj, but don't want to upset the apple cart. If Saturday, I'm sure I'll bump into you somewhere on route

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    Sunday fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbeard View Post
    Would sunday be better for folk? i know it would suit Jim who is working in the morning.

    I can't do Sunday, I'm afraid ( it's me burfyday and I'm being dragged out for lunch by kids and grandkids )






    Quote Originally Posted by JimHou View Post
    Col. If your tyres don't arrive, you're welcome to borrow my solid tyre trolley

    Thanks Jim. Hopefully they arrive, and fit




    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Sunday fine for me.

    If Sunday suits the majority, then as I'm still a "maybe", go with that. I'll go for a paddle on my own on Saturday. Or maybe just sit in the house and sulk :-)
    ( I should work but am recently, increasingly developing a "fcuk-em, I should have a life outside work and if they don't like it, they can find some other schmuck" attitude )
    Last edited by bigyellowtractor; 12th-September-2019 at 05:58 AM.

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    If there are no more takers and Colin can make it, you should probably go for Saturday. I get out on the water far more than he does and I can't bear the thought of him sulking ;-)

    Happy Burfday for Sunday, Col.

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    It would be marginally better for me to do Sat, but I'm also not ruling out a Sun paddle as well!
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    Once again I am committed to managing a pack of dogs, shame as this weekend looks fab!
    Enjoy the outing catch you all next time.

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    My new solid wheels/tyres arrived yesterday and sort of fit ok. I am now ready for the "Portage of Doom" ok, a gentle trundle across a field.

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    Right, looking like;

    Maj
    Col
    Mal


    And we might all arrive from camp...


    Any more?
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    I'm sort of, nearly, almost-definitely, maybe gonna be on time (ish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Right, looking like;

    Maj
    Col
    Mal


    And we might all arrive from camp...


    Any more?

    I will see you earlyish for breakfast fingers crossed.

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    Maj, it's now early ish and you're not here yet
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    As nobody else has posted, timings might change as we have no need to return to the Tannery at a specific time. PM or post if anybody else wants to join and we'll coordinate.
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    Thanks Mal for your company last night. Thanks to Maj for joining us the morning and for the B'day cake, and to Jim for making the effort to get out this afternoon and evening. A very pleasant overnighter and paddle.
    A little over 24 hours of peace and tranquility and I return home to next door one side having a party, the other side got windows open and music on flat-chat and three doors down a dog yapping it's head off in the garden.
    Fcuking Great !
    So tempting to have a shower, chuck some food and beer in a bag and piss-off back out.
    Last edited by bigyellowtractor; 14th-September-2019 at 10:25 PM.

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    Happy Birthday Col!

    Was a good night out and a remarkably unhurried paddle today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigyellowtractor View Post
    Thanks Mal for your company last night. Thanks to Maj for joining us the morning and for the B'day cake, and to Jim for making the effort to get out this afternoon and evening. A very pleasant overnighter and paddle.
    A little over 24 hours of peace and tranquility and I return home to next door one side having a party, the other side got windows open and music on flat-chat and three doors down a dog yapping it's head off in the garden.
    Fcuking Great !
    So tempting to have a shower, chuck some food and beer in a bag and piss-off back out.

    Happy birthday Col, nice you seeing you again. Hope you had the whole weekend off, you deserve it by the sounds of it. See you soon.

    Maj

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    Maj. Thanks for organising another day on the glorious Wey. The falconry display was great and Eric and son did very well against the flow on their first paddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimHou View Post
    Maj. Thanks for organising another day on the glorious Wey. The falconry display was great and Eric and son did very well against the flow on their first paddle.
    I think the paddling community has gained another paddler (once his dad has saved up enough money to buy a canoe).

    The falcon display was amazing... poor Mal, i bet he was not expecting such an intimate experience - can't wait for the photos!

    Thanks for your patience and understanding Jim, Mal. I think once they have learnt to paddle in a straight line - they can try some of the other loops that they were so keen to do. I think it was wise we got out when we did.

    cheers

    Maj

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbeard View Post
    I think the paddling community has gained another paddler (once his dad has saved up enough money to buy a canoe).

    The falcon display was amazing... poor Mal, i bet he was not expecting such an intimate experience - can't wait for the photos!

    Thanks for your patience and understanding Jim, Mal. I think once they have learnt to paddle in a straight line - they can try some of the other loops that they were so keen to do. I think it was wise we got out when we did.

    cheers

    Maj

    hi wen is the next paddle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross123 View Post
    hi wen is the next paddle ?
    hi Ross, keep on eye out on meets section on this forum for regular paddles in the local area that. There is normally a first thursday of the month paddle so keep a lookout.

    see you on the water!

    cheers

    Maj

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbeard View Post
    hi Ross, keep on eye out on meets section on this forum for regular paddles in the local area that. There is normally a first thursday of the month paddle so keep a lookout.

    see you on the water!

    cheers

    Maj
    Ok I live over Bracknell but cud get over easily enough I cud do with a bit more experience on vArious conditions.

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