What to do with a dry weekend?

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What to do with a dry weekend?

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After November had 184% of average rainfall (wettest on record), looks like the first weekend with no rain since the last week of October:
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Looks like im going paintballing...

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Get the winter bike gear out and hit the moist trails for some mucky fun.

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Go to Hurley which will probably be on 4 gates still?!

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Good plan...
But im guna go paintballing.

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Find out that your only weekend off for the forseable is on the weekend when there will be no water!
edit: (I need to find a Monday - Friday job!)
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Surf looking good .
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Flowerpots and WWSR course.

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Climbing?

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Ice?
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Err the Lyn is holding well so the Gorge will go and the Dart is holding well also so i'm guessing perhaps a slab level by the weekend.

SO paddling could still be on the cards. Off Friday so will head down to Devon...

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DIY?

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No one has mentioned Christmas shopping yet .....
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Dave Thomas wrote:No one has mentioned Christmas shopping yet .....
Because it's not Christmas yet!!! Personally I'll probably be going climbing this weekend as it looks like the Lakes is gonna be dry for a change.
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Keep those arms a raging, and sign up to a course that'll help take and your paddling towards to the next horizon line. We have a bunch of dates to help both here and away.

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Mountain biking and hot-tub action!

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Personally on Sunday, I'll be on some Rough Ground near Charlton Mackrell, Somerset in the Land Rover. :-)
Simon Westgarth wrote:Keep those arms a raging, and sign up to a course that'll help take and your paddling towards to the next horizon line. We have a bunch of dates to help both here and away.
If Simoné is doing it, so will I!

Come and buy some new Paddling kit on Saturday for yourself, for Christmas.

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Make phone calls, speak to clubs and rally your troops together ready for the charity paddle in aid of the Cumbrian Flood Recovery Fund.

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Performance Kayaks wrote:Come and buy some new Paddling kit on Saturday for yourself, for Christmas.
Christmas has come early for myself, new Palm Gradient Shoes, new Amp Vest, new Werner paddles and the Sweet Winter goodie box en route, so no PK visit for myself this weekend, but 5 Star Training on Dartmoor instead.

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Simon Said:
Sweet Winter goodie box en route
Muchos jealous, Sweet's skiing shells are, well, sweet, but at nearly the cost of another pair of skis, I couldn't justify one even if I could afford it!

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furby wrote:Flowerpots and WWSR course.
You recon pots will go?
I might get myself down to Exeter this weekend then :)

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Winter surf.
Quiet breaks with no tourists getting in the way.

Scull cap is coming out of the cupboard though!

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Go to Uganda?

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I'm sure the Dart will go this weekend and it just might not be huge like it has been the past few weeks.
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speaking of paintballing ive got 16 tickets for sale . use anywhere in britain. pm me if you want some/ any
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Ollieswims! wrote:
furby wrote:Flowerpots and WWSR course.
You recon pots will go?
I might get myself down to Exeter this weekend then :)
My guess is that pots will be a go'er all weekend, it has been pretty high and will drop slowly over the weekend.

http://www.aswatersports.co.uk/waterlevels.html

Quicker you get there, the better it will be.

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Kayak-Bloke wrote:Winter surf.
Quiet breaks with no tourists getting in the way.

Scull cap is coming out of the cupboard though!
Was fairly quiet when we were out at about eight this morning, blue skies and clean surf ahhh.

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Sat at Glen Tress biking and Sunday looking for some rumouredburns I think!

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action_girl72 wrote:Mountain biking and hot-tub action!

Similar to my plan. Climbing in Cairngorm followed by a sauna.
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Greenlaning on a KTM dirtbike in Devon. A fine way to get filthy.
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