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Count me in, money is on it's way.
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Hi Mark,

Definatly count me in. Will Post You a Cheque.

As an aside, are you aware that this is the same weekend as the Woodmill Sea Kayak Symposium, Southampton?

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I'll check my schedule tomorrow and if I'm free I'll be in touch.

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RockRiver wrote:same weekend as the Woodmill Sea Kayak Symposium, Southampton?
Yes...so sadly, PH Kayaks won't be able to attend this time.
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More importantly hope you've checked you're not clashing with the Vikings who were camped at Corfe over the May day weekend!
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JonC wrote:More importantly hope you've checked you're not clashing with the Vikings who were camped at Corfe over the May day weekend!
The same field is used for various loonies through the year - Civil War re-enactors, Vikings, Morris Dancers etc etc. We'll fit right in.
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I presume this hasn't filled up already, I have just sent my money.
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Many thanks to all who have signed up and donated already.

I had a vague idea to replace the evening indoor talks with an evening swim and BBQ down at the beach (sunset c915pm), followed by pub.

Any opinions either way, from those attending?
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Mark R wrote:replace the evening indoor talks with an evening swim and BBQ down at the beach (sunset c915pm), followed by pub.
Oh yes!
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Mark R wrote:Many thanks to all who have signed up and donated already.

I had a vague idea to replace the evening indoor talks with an evening swim and BBQ down at the beach (sunset c915pm), followed by pub.

Any opinions either way, from those attending?
Sunset seems so early, a lesson in just how far south you are! Hmm, means it will be dark sooner than I'm getting used to this weekend too.

Sounds like a nice plan - swimming is not really my bag but with adult supervision I could apply my pyromania in a useful way instead.
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Keeping it salty floats my boat. Ineffectual post-paddle snorkelling and poss even optimistic fishing for barbie at sundown will keep it all on the good foot.
If this happens you could yet outdo previous efforts for randomness; without the contribution of the Pig's Schnozz that would be an impressive feat ;-)

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The Bankes Arms has a large outdoor seating area across the road from it:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie= ... 93,,0,1.47
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Myself and the wife will be there. I'm not so keen on the swimming but the bar b q bit sounds good! :)
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Cool, I will bring playboat and beer ;)
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TechnoEngineer wrote:The Bankes Arms has a large outdoor seating area across the road from it:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie= ... 93,,0,1.47
Yes, I know...but I was thinking that it might make sense to do the pub thing 5 miles away back in Corfe, for obvious reasons...
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Mike Mayberry wrote:I'm not so keen on the swimming but the bar b q bit sounds good! :)
Sea swimming is a wonderfully relaxing thing, bring a wetsuit and give it a go!
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The weekend seems to have about half filled up in the first week, thanks to all who have donated and confirmed they are coming so far.
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I will probably send you a cheque or paypal payment before the beginning of next week

I might not be able to make it (have not sat down and worked out all of the costs / options yet), but I will let you know immediately / advertise the newly available place here if I can't make it
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About ten spaces left.
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Event now full I'm afraid, please contact me by email if you wish to discuss - mark@ukriversguidebook.co.uk
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I'll hopefully be circulating details for the weekend shortly, thank for your patience all.
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Hi Mark,
Quick question please.
Will that field take a camper van or is it tents only? if tents only is there a decent site within striking distance.

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Van - fine.
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Joining instructions, although more info is to follow...

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Unfortunately, I am forced to clarify the following;

The SWSKM 2011 is a non-profit-making event run by volunteers and organised purely to raise money for charity.

No commercial operation or company is involved in the organisation of the event.

Any communication you may have received regarding the event from anyone other than myself, should be ignored.

The event is full and any invitation to attend the event received from anyone other than myself, should be ignored.
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Just to reiterate - the event is full and no more places are available - as usual I'm getting lots of last minute interest. Nothing personal, folks - the event has been advertised since April, full for several weeks and made it clear from the start that there was a cut-off date, either way.

I've met the fellow from the National Trust this afternoon. Nothing new to report, other than the cows that should have been moved away from the camping field by now but haven't. Nothing can go wrong.

Fingers crossed for the weather...

PS To the person who mailed me asking for a detailed schedule of timings for the weekend...what is this - Switzerland?

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/eve ... 2064746170

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Mark R wrote:To the person who mailed me asking for a detailed schedule of timings for the weekend...what is this - Switzerland?
Sleep when it's dark and get up when it's light? :P
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