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by AliceB
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost Paddles
Replies: 1
Views: 381

also just in case anyone has found an animal watch at the get in or portage for the mincer of the miners bridge section of the Llugwy can they contact me too..I fear the gobble monkeys got it but as I didn't even take a role i'm not quite sure how!
by AliceB
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost Paddles
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Lost Paddles

<r>Purple Werners lost on the Corris Dullas today....if you find them give me a bell on 07880 733092 or e-mail me at <EMAIL email="alicebeetlestone@hotmail.com">alicebeetlestone@hotmail.com</EMAIL> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> they may be pretty shabby but have loads of sentimental value...a safe return ...
by AliceB
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lost Paddler On Lune???
Replies: 18
Views: 6967

Dave was such an enthusiastic paddle and will be a sad loss to the south Wales outdoor community in particular. I was lucky enough to know him and have paddled with him back in my college days and when I was working in Oxfordshires sister centre, Kilvrough. I was sad to hear about such a tragic acci...
by AliceB
Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A Damn Good 'SPANKING'!
Replies: 81
Views: 10267

An old Bangor Uni favourit is Gobble Monkeys As in after taking a swim in a hole..."did the gobble monkeys get you?" Gobble Monkeys come in both fresh and salt water varieties and are generally thought to use differing weapons depending on the species, one variety prefers to whip you with motor bike...
by AliceB
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Info on South Wales rivers needed!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Thisk....That's the Beacon's Jen, not the Brecon's (one's enough of them...South Wales couldn't handle the extra squaddies). Have PMed you with some ideas.
by AliceB
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Female paddlers?
Replies: 91
Views: 11606

At first take us girly boaters could quite easily take offence but having since read the thread (having taken much time over some to get my head around some very poor grammar and spelling) find it quite laughable! To echo Marks question, are you or your friend over 13? Am I only one that is confused...
by AliceB
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Puzzle
Replies: 13
Views: 2300

oh dear...I can see much time is going to be wasted by browsers of UKRGB on these. I know I'll get sucked in even though I don't want to.

Hope you get your wife back soon Mark!
by AliceB
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Siphons. Bad.
Replies: 14
Views: 2870

The title sums it up really... A well written report on the incident, thank you for highlighting it Mark. Quite sobering though, I don't know whether to greatful that I'm am learning from other peoples misfortunes or scared at how easily it may happen to me or someone I know and boat with. Having be...
by AliceB
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Roy - Middle (Gorge)
Replies: 23
Views: 21585

Sad news....

My thoughts go out to all involved and especially to his family and close friends. From what Mark said the only thing I can add is to applaud the efforts of those involved with the rescue and the manor in which it was conducted.
by AliceB
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Anyone based in Mid Wales?
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Thanks CptBorg,

Should have been a bit more specific with the area...looking for paddling buddies around the Builth Wells and Brecon area...more inland than the west coast...

Thanks anyway...will probably get in contact anyway and find out if and when they visit this area.
by AliceB
Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: De-mystifying UKRGB
Replies: 239
Views: 47046

My name is Alice Beetlestone (which is a fun name to have when you're a teacher!) Up until recently I was based in Bangor so Paddled with that crew Mitch Carl Mitchel, Rosie Cripps, Tea Boy Tom Parker, Mendipmammoth Tom Laws, Grupmy Boater Toby Swallow (an even better name to have when you're a teac...
by AliceB
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Anyone based in Mid Wales?
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Anyone based in Mid Wales?

Hey...have just moved back to the area and am looking for some more reliable boating buddies (than the ocassional visitor home from my old paddling buddies). Am suffering from with drawral symptoms... Have transport and kit, paddle grade 4ish quite happily (but may need a few easy warms ups first) h...
by AliceB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: South Wales or Dartmoor?
Replies: 2
Views: 804

South Wales - most stuff is kind of medium ish levels and runnable....there on their way down now as no real rain today, where's more rain when you need it hey...I will try a rain dance for tonight and hope for the best :)

Hope this helps...maybe see you out on the river!
by AliceB
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Uni advice
Replies: 33
Views: 5517

You first need to decide what course you want to do, its no good people telling you where are good places to paddle if they dont do the course you want I have to disagree...having chosen my uni on basis of location first and then thought about which degree seemed to work for me! I decided that ther...
by AliceB
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaker clings to tree for rescue
Replies: 14
Views: 3410

All to close to home indeed...good to here your ok Anna.
by AliceB
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sadness from Switzerland
Replies: 13
Views: 3028

Quite simply words cannot do justice to the sadness which the loss of a great bloke and boater...quite simply one of the best you could ever hope to meet. I enjoyed his company both on and off the river and have very fond memories of our summer in 21, I feel privileged to have met such a charasmatic...
by AliceB
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Roofrack for 306
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Wanted: Roofrack for 306

<r>Has anyone out there got a roofrack sitting for a peugeot 306 3dr hatchback sitting unused in their garrage that they would like to part with for some hard earned pennies? <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Preferably need it before christmas...<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> If so drop me a line on <EMAIL email="e...
by AliceB
Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: URGENT - Paddlers living in Brecon Beacons National Park.
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

I've have just been in touch with my old college in Brecon and have been nagging one or more of the Outdoor lot there to represent paddlers interests...hope this helps folks

PS will keep you updated.
by AliceB
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Risk Assessments
Replies: 42
Views: 5114

Right...my heads now spinning from all the imformation that I've been reading on RA! As a school they require us to have both generic and site specific RA's for an activity. For example there is a generic white water one but also there should be an "add on" site specific RA for each section of water...
by AliceB
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Risk Assessments
Replies: 42
Views: 5114

Let me guess, your doing Tim's course? How did you guess?! Yes am doing the infamous ODA (Outdoor Activities) PGCE up here in sunny Bangor. Working at St. Davids college in Llandudno at the moment...leaving home most days at half seven and often not getting back until the same at night, or as in th...
by AliceB
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recent Outdoor related death
Replies: 22
Views: 3195

Sorry guidebook...spelling and grammar are attrocious there!
by AliceB
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recent Outdoor related death
Replies: 22
Views: 3195

As sad as it is when a kid dies...these things happen (don't mean to sound cynical but that's the way it is). Every time this sort of thing happens there's always the same debate...I think that this sort of thing should serve as a reminder of how important our jobs as outdoor instructors and teacher...
by AliceB
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Helmet Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

I desperatly need a new helmet...mine's knackered (and tom if you put that photo of me up once more just to show my helmet off, I'll kill ya!).

Any ideas of a good helmet for someone with a really little head?
by AliceB
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Risk Assessments
Replies: 42
Views: 5114

<r>Jerry Murland wrote:I offered Alice B the risk assessment I wrote for my own operation on the Wye, I had no reply so I presume it was not required. A thank you would have been nice though!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I'm sorry Jerry but I have been away on a Canoe trip with school which has taken up a...
by AliceB
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Risk Assessments
Replies: 42
Views: 5114

Risk Assessments

Does anyone know of any useful resources (other than the wonderful UKRGB of course) for writing risk assessments?

Have been asked to write several site spacific risk assessments recently...yawn!
by AliceB
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Fishing Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Urrr...nope don't get it....what do SIK have to do with flying kayak's?
by AliceB
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Fishing Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

http://www.foilkayak.com/

Surely this beats fishing any day...
by AliceB
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lyn Brianne length - anyone know
Replies: 22
Views: 3782

Back in the day I was fortunate enough to live only a few miles down the road.... Has anybody actully been caught by the dam people and told off before? Every time I'm up there its deserted. They use to have quict a scary old man wielding a rather hefty maglite...oh and a rather manky alsatian, but ...
by AliceB
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Wales River Levels
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Everythings runnable methinks....although have spent to much time working and work avoidance to have a trip out to look

Have fun!
by AliceB
Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: First Aid Kits
Replies: 26
Views: 2987

This has always been a contentious subject.... In my mind there are several different answers and there has already been some good advice, There is no point having dressings/treatments if you don't know how to use them properly and safely If you're out boating with a group of mates I don't see that ...