June 2012 Blog Posts (6)

The end is nigh!

The Club lawnmower has now dried out after being used as a handy rack for wet kit! It has coughed and spluttered through another lawn mowing session. I fear that this is only a temporary remission and that it won't last out the season. Please look at the Wanted Classified and ask your friends.

Added by David Mackie on June 26, 2012 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Going down Captain

The Bala trip may be my kayaks Waterloo; a sad day if it is. It appears that only a near religious experience with a mighty soldering iron can save my boat from its holey death... Operation is scheduled for tomorrow... Please think of my boat in it's time of need, Brian

Added by Brian Nicholson on June 25, 2012 at 18:58 — 2 Comments

Club Night New Experiences

Just thought I should say how great tonight was.  For those of you who have been around the last few weeks you will have heard my little scream as I go down the seal launch and usually go over.  Well tonight Brian convinced me to go down Princess Weir.  It was truly amazing and I loved the thrill of it and I even remembered the low braces and stayed upright.  Thanks all this is really helping me feel better and I am loving all the new experiences. 

Added by jo niblett on June 19, 2012 at 21:17 — No Comments

Family Paddle to Warwick

Many thanks to Ed for organising the family trip to Warwick, enjoyed by Ed and family, Jo and Adam, Tess, PK and Brian. Mixed weather didn't dampen our enjoyment of the paddle, wildlife spotting, chatting with fishermen, enjoying (mostly) the cafe in Warwick. The trip finished off with Adam and Brian 'deck walking' or in my case swimming. 

On a side note, PK and I took a detour to Rock Mill weir, and it was brilliant in quite high water levels, the new fallen in center section…


Added by Brian Nicholson on June 17, 2012 at 19:38 — No Comments

P2H - Paddle to the Heart of Brimingham write-up

David Mackie and Brian Nicholson paddled the P2H event, along the canals from the Drawbridge pub (Shirley outskirts) to the center of Brum (Brindley place, Gas Street Basin, etc), taking in the surprisingly scenic delights of the Stratford and Birmingham canals. We finally meet up with around 30 other paddlers who had also paddled various canals to the center, had a quick natter, and then paddled to the car. We can well recommend this trip, as the canal is very green for most the way, and…


Added by Brian Nicholson on June 9, 2012 at 18:53 — No Comments

Juniors Success

Our Juniors continue their run of successes.

Timothy Dowden represented the Club at last Sunday's Hasler qualifying event at Worcester. Four Clubs participated in the 2 mile Lightning race. Timothy came 1st with a winning time of 14m 23s which was 1m 23s ahead of his nearest rival.

Harry Price entered the Youth Freestyle Series at the…


Added by David Mackie on June 5, 2012 at 21:01 — No Comments

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