Dartmoor Area Over New Year

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Post by AlexN » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:09 pm

Thanks Graham. Thanks also to you, Chas and group for letting me join you for a very enjoyable paddle on the lower Tavy and loop on big sunday.

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Alex

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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:58 pm

We are hoping for an upper session on the morrow, followed by plenty of ale and merry making!

Happy new year

hic

Tom

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Post by meatballs » Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:12 pm

Might see yous about then :)

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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:30 pm

Yeah, look out for a merry band of us, including a spud :S and maybe a sniper, Backloops and beatdown for some!

Tom

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Post by Chas C » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:34 pm

Tom I think we passed by you and your group at Euthanasia.

Levels are dropping with no rain forecast, was just on the ledge today.

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Post by meatballs » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:46 pm

Tom, you the guy who got out a space blanket for the injured bloke? Hope he was ok!

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Upper Dart Monday 2nd

Post by thetangoman » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:47 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the level on the Upper Dart will be like tomorrow (Monday 2nd)?

If this is not runnable, can you suggest any other rivers of a similar grade in the area.

Many Thanks, and Happy New Year,

Andy

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Post by Dave Thomas » Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:51 pm

meatballs wrote:Tom, you the guy who got out a space blanket for the injured bloke? Hope he was ok!
So what happened? Saw Ashburton swiftwater recue team and a paramedic car at Newbridge carpark when shuttling after a Loop trip.

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Post by Zobbit » Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:04 pm

This Guy (by the name of Clive I think) messed up on Pandoras box and busted his ribs :-(

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Post by Dave Thomas » Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:10 pm

Ouch! Hope he makes a quick recovery.

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Post by meatballs » Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:53 pm

Forecast looks good for next weekend too!

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Post by Tom_Laws » Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:38 pm

meatballs wrote:Tom, you the guy who got out a space blanket for the injured bloke? Hope he was ok!
Yeah, that was me. Was nice to have been useful(ish - was very old and kinda fell appart) and give up some of my stuff for someone who needed them. In the end we went on, as there was not much more we could do. Left a few of our local mates there, and cracked on down. Saw the big yellow taxi of disaster circling as we went back to dartmeet to get a car.
Chas C wrote:Tom I think we passed by you and your group at Euthanasia
Yup, I think so. I was standing on the rocks and the rest were waiting for gemma and ross to "pull their fingers out" as it were. Plenty of people about, the eddies above Sharah pool and euthanasia were heaving!

Tom

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Post by buck197 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:27 pm

Many thanks for the help you gave to a memeber of Port of Plymouth CA, Clive Ashford who has broken some of his ribs but I believe he is at home now recuperating. Cheers guys for helping him and I will pass your names on to him.

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Post by Chas C » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:33 pm

Pass on our best wishes to Clive, glad to hear he's back home recovering and hope his time away from paddling is short.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:34 pm

Yeah, it was no problem, and hope to see you guys on the river real soon!

Get well soon Clive!!

Tom

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Post by Mark R » Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:30 am

I have received this from Clive....

"On 31 December 2005 I was paddling the Upper Dart. I got my line wrong on Surprise Surprise, (Pandora’s Box) and ended up swimming with a broken rib. After a bit of an epic I was eventually evacuated via paraffin budgie (helicopter) and later discharged from Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital with a box full of pain killers to show for my days excursion.

The period of time spent on the riverbank was far from pleasant but the generosity & support from all around me, both friends and strangers alike, was overwhelming. I write to express my thanks to everyone that took time to assist me in any way. To quote from a letter in the latest Canoe Focus, “We ….. have discovered the delights of the water people. These people are friendly, generous and good fun.” Thanks to all of you.

Clive Ashford"

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