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Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by banzer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:48 pm

Time for a comedic (or otherwise) look at who boats with who...

Here are the rules: anyone that has ever been boating with me (I get to start of course) posts up where and roughly when it was, an amusing / scary / interesting anecdote about the day, plus ideally a photo. Then whoever has been boating with them, gets to repeat the process, and so on, like some sort of crazy riverine chain-letter.

If two people reply at roughly the same time, the person that gets their post up first is the one that the chain continues from! Old school stories particularly welcome cos we all like to see comedy ribbed BA's.

Stories and photos do not have to be uber-gnarly grade 5, just whatever made for a good /bad day or you!

Solo boaters need not reply ;-)

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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by Randy Fandango » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:53 pm

I have a feeling you were there when I decided I'd like to practice:
a) snapping my blades, and...
b) doing the breaststroke
.....on Fairy Falls on the Glen.
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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by Toby » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:55 am

I once went gorge walking with Giles, a primary school teacher called Dave, Tea Boy Tom and some people from Bangor University Canoe Club. I can't remember the gorge, but it started with a bloody big waterfall, and someone called Phil landed horizontally, which Woody and I thought was hilarious. Well, for us anyway...
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Post by Tom_Laws » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:28 am

I remember clearly paddling something-or-other with Toby, after he was insistant that we should go to the Elwy. We didn't paddle the Elwy and now he has gone to NZ. :-( On the plus side we did enjoy some of Toby's evil twin's excellent magic potion.

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Post by Poke » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:34 am

Awesome idea Banzer!

I first paddled with Mr Laws at an AJ weekend a good few years ago. He was busy camping it up where he wasn't allowed to, with the help of a flowery lilo...

Have since been to India with the tea drinking chap, exploring tributaries of the remote Spiti Valley and joining him in chaseboating my own boat (and camera) down the Beas river...

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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by freddie » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:47 am

I (first?) paddled with Mr Burne on the BUKE selection weekend in 2009, including him showing off his skills on the aberglaslyn.
All this culminated in a rather interesting night out in Bangor involving nefarious activities that shall not be named.

Since then I seem to run into him far too often for someone that has a proper job.
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Post by Poke » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:00 am

freddie wrote:I (first?) paddled with Mr Burne on the BUKE selection weekend in 2009, including him showing off his skills on the aberglaslyn.
All this culminated in a rather interesting night out in Bangor involving nefarious activities that shall not be named.
My skills on the Glaslyn really should not be named either...
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Post by freddie » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:12 am

I don't think that kind of move has a name yet anyway.
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Post by justin-g » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:16 am

Bit bored there in reptile land are we Banzer??
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Post by Tom_Laws » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:23 pm

I don't think I've paddled with Justin, but I did enjoy a nice glass of neat Vodka with him and Mad Andy at this year's GeneFest.

(Tim, I'd forgotten about that photo... damn my hair was good back then!)

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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by Philip lowers » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:26 pm

Iv'e paddled with Tom, Randy (although not since becoming a father, he won't come out to play anymore ;0( , Banzer and i'm sure iv'e paddled with Tim at some point.

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Post by Randy Fandango » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:18 pm

Ah but that's all going to change on the first weekend in March.... :-)
That lilo was my bed for that weekend as I recall. I'm pretty sure I bought it originally in Crete.
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Post by freddie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:37 pm

I know I haven't killed this, I've paddled with several people that are online right now.
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Post by thetangoman » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:51 pm

I paddled with Lee after turning up on their campsite in Austria unannounced (well, one person knew I might turn up), during the summer of 2006.

I was on a bit of a road-trip around Europe at the time, found out details of where they were staying and then turned up only knowing one person in the group.

Somehow, despite paddling with his mother a number of times since that Austria trip, I don't think I have managed to paddle with Lee again.

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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by Ken » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:04 am

I paddled in Scotland with Andy, and introduced him to a super high river Arkaig without telling him what the river was like.

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Post by Dug » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:49 am

Don't think Ken has many friends...

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Post by justin-g » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:03 am

I also saw Giles brake his paddle on the Fariy Glen that day - and have also paddled the Glen with Poke. I think i also saw Poke with his dad on the nevis a couple of years ago at the WWPF?
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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by Jim » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:01 pm

Does anyone know Ken?

Should we restart from a convenient place?

First time I paddled 'with' Poke, he was a mate of a mate tagging along on a Uni trip which I was on as an old boy (so both our reasons for being there were fairly tenuous). In those days he was paddling an inazone of some kind, and was not scared to show off to whoever was watching. He freewheeled off Eas a Chataidh, but there weren't enough spectators so ran he back up and did it again (I only saw the second one, we were in different groups on the water).

I think the last time I paddled 'with' him we were in different classes for the Tyne Descent - Him and his bro were first in Duo, I was second in OC1 (my bro's pal was first, my dad 3rd, and my bro last due to throwing up in every eddy on the river).

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Post by James Hartley » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:47 pm

Mainly remember Paddling with Jim on the Tyne tour and him sleeping in the worlds smallest one man tent/ bivvy bag thing, and him being rather drunk and throwing up directly in the door way of it!
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Post by Jim » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:05 pm

Yep, that would be different years, I never threw up in the entrance to my bivvi, that was my tent, but yep, I have taken both to the Tyne Tour several times.

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Post by Diamond Dave » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:09 pm

I'm not ready for this thread to be out of my life yet, so in an attempt to bring it back into play a tenuous link is in order.
In James's avatar I believe he is paddling Skelwith Falls.
I too have paddles Skelwith Falls.
Therefore, I have paddled with James...
justin-g wrote:I think I also saw Poke with his dad on the nevis a couple of years ago at the WWPF?
Would that have been in ...2007? If so you could be right.
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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by box2k2 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:10 pm

Finally someone I've paddled with.

I dragged Dave off a silly pin on a very low Lower Duddon.

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Post by Grumpy Fisherman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:56 pm

I've dope-on-a-roped with Martin at the NSR a few times over the last 6 years. I'm also sure I've paddled with him and Mr Laurent but not sure when!

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Post by Digimeister » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:04 pm

I went to the AJ weekend in 07 (?) with Grumpy. We both swam. Go figure.
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Post by Jim Pullen » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:32 pm

Digimeister wrote:I went to the AJ weekend in 07 (?) with Grumpy. We both swam. Go figure.
I was paddling with them too - I didn't swim! ;-)

In fact I've paddled with the last four posters....
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Post by Rockrat » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:58 pm

I've not paddled with Jim but have met him on several occasions at paddling related functions like the Shap Film Fest et al.
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Post by Dave T » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:05 pm

Rockrat wrote:I've not paddled with Jim but have met him on several occasions at paddling related functions like the Shap Film Fest et al.
I was with Iain when he hit rocks at the bottom of Crammel Linn. Man line :-)

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Post by Rockrat » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:31 pm

Dave T wrote:
Rockrat wrote:I've not paddled with Jim but have met him on several occasions at paddling related functions like the Shap Film Fest et al.
I was with Iain when he hit rocks at the bottom of Crammel Linn. Man line :-)
And the pictures from said event...

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Re: Paddlin' buddies game...

Post by Dug » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:35 pm

I'm gonna jump in ha ha!
I've never paddled with Iain but I shared a tent with him for a few weeks ;-) and trained to be a mighty PGL raft guide with him as well!

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