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by Pete the kayaker
Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The End of History?
Replies: 23
Views: 4366

Re: The End of History?

That's it. That's the end of the story where Dart access is concerned, and gives a promising pointer for the national access situation. A fair summary/ analysis? Interesting thread, but we should remember to check over the next horizon line. The summary is OK, but the analysis is flawed as it may n...
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rant Warning: North Shore Waterspots
Replies: 21
Views: 3958

Re: Rant Warning: North Shore Waterspots

It's heart-warming to see a gracious apology.
NS Watersports wrote:I <snip>would have prefered to have a personal conversion with yatesy1983, to try and appease the situation.
To be fair to the OP, he telephoned three times over the course of a week before coming on here for a rant.
by Pete the kayaker
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Important: Lower Tryweryn take out
Replies: 87
Views: 5945

Re: Important: Lower Tryweryn take out

nick 16 wrote:Tom I'm hopefully moving to the Bethesda area this summer
I once live in Blaenau, and was warned against Bethesda "You don't want to go there, Sin City it is!" ;)
by Pete the kayaker
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Important: Lower Tryweryn take out
Replies: 87
Views: 5945

Re: Important: Lower Tryweryn take out

Can`t believe the cheek of this request. Ted, I don't see what is cheeky about asking paddlers to show a little consideration? Lowri's request was politely put and would seem reasonable to most people, so why take such offence? I wouldn't think her intention was to have a pop at fellow paddlers. Th...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Access
Replies: 36
Views: 3284

Re: River Access

Harsh but fair!
by Pete the kayaker
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU documentation on exclusion of membership wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: BCU documentation on exclusion of membership wanted

The document Pam refers to is available here from the CE website under "Dispute Resolution Policy".

URL = http://www.canoe-england.org.uk/about/p ... formation/
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRB for BCU?
Replies: 193
Views: 8085

Re: CRB for BCU?

I am a member of CANI, I work in London every day and I run course's in Wales and Scotland 5-6 times a year and I have a CRB check done by canoe England. It all sounds like a lot of paper work but to be honest its because of my home office that I can get this all done. CANI have said I can continue...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: CRB for BCU?
Replies: 193
Views: 8085

Re: CRB for BCU?

<snip>I was told (by Canoe England) that because I also do work in England I have to belong to Canoe England and Canoe Scotland. The email read something along the line that I am not permitted to do any coaching in England without a current, valid, Canoe England Membership. What Canoe England told ...
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wiels desease for man flu?
Replies: 25
Views: 2038

Re: Wiels desease for man flu?

Duplicate post
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wiels desease for man flu?
Replies: 25
Views: 2038

Re: Wiels desease for man flu?

I concur with Betty's advice, you may wish to inform your doctor you suspect leptospirosis as the earlier this is treated, the better.

Note however, it is a bacterial infection (not a virus).
by Pete the kayaker
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzizditch?
Replies: 59
Views: 2839

Re: Wezzizditch?

Clywedog - the one with the torrent walk?
by Pete the kayaker
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Canoeing Restricted signs Help needed.
Replies: 80
Views: 6155

Re: Canoeing Restricted signs Help needed.

The signs are deliberately misleading and an eyesore.

They should be removed forthwith.
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tuesday afternoon wezzit
Replies: 25
Views: 1336

Re: Tuesday afternoon wezzit

Swallow falls?
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1920

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

Adrian Cooper wrote:my trip to the Hurley Classic became an expedition when the dog tied to a tree bit my leg. It still hurts but I am expecting no sympathy.
What type of dog was it?
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?
Replies: 28
Views: 1920

Re: Holiday V's Expedition....erm...?

SwamP wrote:What are the key must do elements to turn a holiday into an expedition??
Simples.

Holiday = You pay for it yourself.
Expedition = Some other schmuck is footing the bill.
SwamP wrote:Confused :-\
You will be ;º)
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Update on the Dart
Replies: 69
Views: 7762

Re: Update on the Dart

Some advise being offered to member's from the Country Landowner's Association, is that liability from any injury whilst someone is on your property lawfully or not, could result in a claim. This has been offered as a defence of the situation by the DFA at times. If a tree fell across the river, an...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Should we sell?
Replies: 13
Views: 1695

Re: Should we sell?

From an amoral standpoint it's natural selection in action.
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What the BCU told Sport England about access...
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: What the BCU told Sport England about access...

RichW wrote:Anyhow, I'd be keen to hear if anyone has read it any differently to me.
I'm quite impressed you actually read it. You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
by Pete the kayaker
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Why are coaching awards so difficult? This is why.
Replies: 49
Views: 2662

Re: Why are coaching awards so difficult? This is why.

Vulch is spot on. The new schemes are specifically designed to cut out the amateur coach. Many will bleat about how 'inclusive' they are; but its obvious to many more that the schemes are designed to send paddlers to paid coaches in order to progress. As regards registration - I'm sure some would lo...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bring back the single discipline 2*
Replies: 57
Views: 2454

Re: Bring back the single discipline 2*

gonzo wrote:Should coaching be "Coach led" or "Student Led"?
It's currently "NGB led" - i.e. naff all use to anyone.
by Pete the kayaker
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wezzit
Replies: 23
Views: 1239

Re: Wezzit

Moriston? Low water...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ian Beecroft - a tribute page
Replies: 60
Views: 16795

Re: Ian Beecroft - terrible news.

So sad to read this.

Condolences to his family and friends.
by Pete the kayaker
Mon May 14, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?
Replies: 262
Views: 15746

Re: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?

What you fail to understand is that the Dart is (in the summer) a 'local' river for 'local' paddlers.
Especially if they have a commercial interest to uphold....?
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Access Awareness April 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: Access Awareness April 2012

Morsey.... ...why? I don't see what it'll achieve unless you are expecting coverage that will be seen by the public at large. Are we going to protest so the BCU/CE becomes more involved in access issues? Quite frankly, I've come to the conclusion that I would rather they didn't. Most of the movement...
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?
Replies: 262
Views: 15746

Re: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?

Er... The BCU (AKA CE) are a private company limited by guarantee, i.e. not a public authority (despite their "governing body" claims). Does the FOI Act actually apply to them?
by Pete the kayaker
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?
Replies: 262
Views: 15746

Re: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?

Who are you referring to? Anyone who has an opinion on this. https://www.facebook.com/canoeengland?ref=ts#!/canoeengland FWIW I've already spelt out my opinion on the BCU and it's current stance. However, as regards this access agreement, arrangement or whatever it is called by the fools propogatin...
by Pete the kayaker
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?
Replies: 262
Views: 15746

Re: Setting the clock backwards on the Dart?

If CE accept access agreements, they are accepting/agreeing that we don't have the right to access along all navigable natural watercourses, the amount of access that we have at present will be seriously reduced, and they will be lambasted by all their members as well as the paddling community as a...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Making a new body for Canoe/Kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 1364

Re: Making a new body for Canoe/Kayak

Anyone who runs a club knows just how hard it is. Multiply that up by the membership of CE/BCU and imagine the headaches. True. It would be a full time job. Anyone who breaks up an organisation or starts a new one will need to take on a MASSIVE responsibility.I for one feel it would be easier to ch...
by Pete the kayaker
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Making a new body for Canoe/Kayak
Replies: 18
Views: 1364

Re: Making a new body for Canoe/Kayak

In repsonse to the original questions, here are my initial thoughts 1. No 2. Yes 3. Probably some do 4. Maybe some that don't benefit from funding might 5. I would if it largely met my expections in it's proposed constitution 6. I would (same caveat) 7. To represent the interests of all paddlers at ...
by Pete the kayaker
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Thoughts on going first
Replies: 27
Views: 1545

Re: Thoughts on going first

Just wondering what the 'best practice' is for going first on stuff where you can't set up safety below, beforehand. So do you send the best paddler over, hope they make it okay and then they can set up safety once down there? or Do you send the best two paddlers down [in close succession] so one c...