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by paddledragger
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fun Day
Replies: 59
Views: 3775

Re: Fun Day

This is a great idea methinks.

Would it be better posted in Dates and Events though?
by paddledragger
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Dart tragedy 21/11/9
Replies: 199
Views: 40217

Re: River Dart tragedy 21/11/9 - PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

Extremely sad new, such a tragic loss. Heartfelt condolences to the family at such a very difficult time.

Jax, Rob and CJ
by paddledragger
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good Physiotherapists
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Good Physiotherapists

Glyn B who posts on here is also an excellent physio (and paddler!)

Based in Garstang but worth travelling to. Really knows his stuff, gets the job done and a nice guy too! :-)
by paddledragger
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
Replies: 52
Views: 2324

Re: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?

Tom_Laws wrote:Who's got themselves a nympho Mamba? - very tail happy!
Meeeeeeeeeee!! But I'm a girlie!! Got the right boat though ;-)

Ooooooooh - Now mebbe that WAS a step too far!!!!!! Hee Hee. Just slap my.............................no!! never mind!!!!!
by paddledragger
Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
Replies: 52
Views: 2324

Re: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?

StoneWeasel wrote:I would have to say a Seven-0 or to be more precise my old Seven-0, fun, playfull, easy going, all you could ask for and now with somebody else ;(

Denzil

Awwwwwwwww!!!
by paddledragger
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
Replies: 52
Views: 2324

Re: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?

Playboat................but which one ? Could be a Project................sometimes a Fun................there again...................perhaps a slalom boat fits the bill...............must be all those tight turns around poles !!! Hi I'll always look at slalom in a different light now..;-) Hope it...
by paddledragger
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
Replies: 52
Views: 2324

Re: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?

peakfreak wrote: As for Mrs Peakfreak, she's gotta be a squirt boat, well she is for me anyhow. ;-)

I'd ask you to explain why but minors peruse this site!! ;-) If you're going to hell there's gonna be a lot of us there with you!!!

Hi to Mrs Peakfreak!!
by paddledragger
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
Replies: 52
Views: 2324

Re: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?

Sit on top !! Whiplash Disco Dominatrix ERRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMM Mrs Cooper never looks on hear ( thank God ) Steve Hee Hee, I don't think she would be insulted by any of that! I wouldn't! Mrs Husky is also lovely!! Just spreading a bit of love here!!! ;-) How would she describe you Steve? ;-)
by paddledragger
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: canoe deaths
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: canoe deaths

How terribly sad. Our thoughts go out to the family.
by paddledragger
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel/activity Insurance for 75's and over?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Travel/activity Insurance for 75's and over?

I DO remember Bob at the Barrage! What a lovely and very remarkable man! Who could forget him??? Totally admire him - when's he free for coaching? ;-) Hope he gets this sorted and if I hear of anything will let you know. What activity or assuming it IS boating, river, is he off doing now that's sick...
by paddledragger
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?
Replies: 52
Views: 2324

Re: What sort of boat is your Girlfriend/boyfriend/partner?

Absolute classic Lloyd! You're a braver man than me! ;-) Of course he is!!!!!!! ;-) So come on then Glyn - what is she? Mrs Grumpy is a very, very nice lady I would have to say! My other half?? Much like his creeker - generous and dependable!! With a bit of the ZG thrown in for fun!! Hee Hee, what ...
by paddledragger
Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Travel/activity Insurance for 75's and over?
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Travel/activity Insurance for 75's and over?

Hi Guys Does anybody out there know of an insurance company that will cover over 75's for travel and WW boating? Cheers Grumpy PS- It's not for me. Someone told me you were 103 Grumpy!!!! I thought you looked very well on it!! ;-) Hats off to whoever it's for though, hope you get it sorted.
by paddledragger
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This year I have ....... for the first time: share the love.
Replies: 68
Views: 5503

Re: This year I have ....... for the first time: share the love.

morsey wrote:Went boating on the River Trent, way upstream of Nottingham where it flows as a fresh tumbling river and you can see clear through it. :-)

Awwwwwww! Now I've got a lovely picture in my head and gone all fuzzy wuzzy!! Or is that the early whisky due to a hard day? ;-)
by paddledragger
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This year I have ....... for the first time: share the love.
Replies: 68
Views: 5503

Re: This year I have ....... for the first time: share the love.

Turned 40 :o( I will also turn 40 before the end of the year - not that bad is it? Does your head suddenly explode or something? ;-) ;-) On a happier note I have finally, finally!!! stopped wetting myself every time I approach moving water, just mild terror now ;-) I need to get out more!!! :-)
by paddledragger
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well it made me laugh
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Well it made me laugh

I laughed too and then - we know that Griff has a sense of humour but does he need support? He's up there taking a huge amount of flack for something we all believe in ... how can we help him? Pete Ball Yep - made me laugh too!! Seconded though Pete. I am sure any support he may need would be very ...
by paddledragger
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Are you the Deadwood?
Replies: 31
Views: 1656

Re: Are you the Deadwood?

Not sure whether we would be considered deadwood or new wood not progressing as someone said earlier. We (my husband and myself), passed our level one just 14 months ago, however in agreement with some of the posts above, the expense, time and effort, paperwork etc involved in progressing and disill...
by paddledragger
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking around Isle of Mull for a beginner - suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 6413

Re: Kayaking around Isle of Mull for a beginner - suggestions?

As a long-haired female, I have some sympathy. It's not so much getting it wet, it's the chore of having to shampoo out the salt (or, if inland, brownish river water) immediately after paddling. If I want to practise wet exits and other "wet" stuff, I schedule it on a day when my hair needs washing...
by paddledragger
Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Info Request - Kayak Hire NZ
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Info Request - Kayak Hire NZ

Can you fit me in your suitcase Bren?? I'll start dieting now!! ;-)
by paddledragger
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So I swam......
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: So I swam......

Niiiiiice!! ;-)

Who is it you paddle with again??? ;-)
by paddledragger
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Tees/Treweryn/Lakes/?? Sun 28th
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Tees/Treweryn/Lakes/?? Sun 28th

Hee Hee,

Will do! Must off to pick the ankle biter up now though! Ok not quite ankle biter at 10, nearer my height but still!!

Speak later and Thanks for the reply, much appreciated!

Jax
by paddledragger
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is best for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: What is best for me?

Hi there,

Thanks, PM'd back quickly - I'm at work!! Hope you get it though, seems to be sat in my outbox so not sure if doing it wrong!! Will check back later!!
by paddledragger
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What is best for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: What is best for me?

Hi I know where you are coming from. I'm at the other end of the scale (age wise), because of family commitments and the family only having 1 car I find it very difficult to get out on the rivers like I use to. I paddle 3/4 times a week on flat water and go for a quick 2 hour bash down to the Tees ...
by paddledragger
Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Airbag alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: Airbag alternative

We bought a couple of cheap kids paddling pools, got ours at Tesco but you can get them most places as you're probably aware, cut the bottom out then fed the rings into the boat and blew it up, the ones we used we had to double over but that just fills the space better, boats have both been bounced ...
by paddledragger
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Tees/Treweryn/Lakes/?? Sun 28th
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Tees/Treweryn/Lakes/?? Sun 28th

Anyone out this Sunday anywhere? 2 paddlers, own transit so shuttling and kit carrying no probs, happy to travel to Lakes, Wales etc anywhere within a couple of hours or so. Short on buddies and getting bored with just each other!!!!! Desperate to get out for sum practice and a laugh but also want t...
by paddledragger
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stickers to indicate disability
Replies: 42
Views: 2494

Re: Stickers to indicate disability

I think the sticker idea is a really good one, anything that helps us with (pleasant!) communication in any environment is always positive. That design is brilliant Tom-well done! As for this comment: 2) Would you believe them or would you think I was an insensitive fool and all round cad? Yes I'd b...
by paddledragger
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PFDs
Replies: 26
Views: 1610

Re: PFDs

Thanks for all the advice guys, I bought a greenjacket yesturday! Would love to get out and use it but that's another story-struggling a bit for boating buddies etc at mo!! Anyway, love the fit, great cut for women, I don't feel it's anything like as cumbersome or feels like it's in the way as my pa...
by paddledragger
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish Access Code Court Cases
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Scottish Access Code Court Cases

Have they just been unlucky enough to be singled out for blame?? Hope it gets sorted out amicably. George, how you doing?? When can we come and do some damage of our own up there with you??? Having serious withdrawal symptoms due to no-one to paddle above grade 2 with at present. Divorce proceedings...
by paddledragger
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: So I Want To Be a Coach. How?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: So I Want To Be a Coach. How?

Bren, have a word with Wilf at Coach20, maybe e-mail or p.m him, we did a WWSR course with him last weekend, he is a level 5 and does seem to be pretty up on things - a brilliant coach too and keen to help. Should be able to advise you. If you want any pupils to practice on do give us a shout ;-) de...
by paddledragger
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak and paddle for a 6 year old
Replies: 28
Views: 1974

Re: Kayak and paddle for a 6 year old

Our son is now 10 and has had a wavesport fuse 35 coming up for a couple of years now and he loves it. Billed as a river running boat with bit of play in it - he's a skinny thing and far too small and light to start chucking it about but padded out it may be something suitable-that's what we did, we...
by paddledragger
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Another coach lost to good causes
Replies: 61
Views: 3790

Re: Another coach lost to good causes

chief wrote:all I want is to run basic sessions and get people out on the water who would love the sport. Is that too much to ask??
Sadly it would appear so in many cases. Good luck! And Pickly Lilly - we also decided not to bother renewing the BCU membership. Just wasn't worth it to us.