***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by Flat4onthefloor » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Hi all

Just to update everyone on the weekend. (some are here already)

The river is high and fast but set to drop back down to its normal level by Friday Afternoon.

However the Canoeing will always go ahead. If the river comes up above a safe level we will Spar (join) canoes together so you can still safely enjoy the river. This vastly reduces the chances of capsizing. If the river comes up above that level again we will put instructors out on the water to keep everyone out of harms way. Whilst this changes the dynamics a little, It will still be a great social-able experience.

Can't wait for you all to be here.

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by Ecobuild » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:51 pm

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by cquest » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:54 am

Unfortunately, I'm going to be another drop out. My son (who was coming with me) was admitted to hospital earlier today with suspected pneumonia.

Hope those that make it have a great weekend.

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by vwbuzzers » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:18 pm

Fantastic weekend thankyou so much Ian and Rikki you did us proud. Great to catch up with some old and new friends. Hoping we can get an alternative campsite for next year.

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by Sethd77 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:24 pm

Another great adventure campout weekend! Thanks Ian and Rikki for organising it- we all had a fab time! Many apologies to Ian for putting him off children for life!! 😆🙈

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by airkooled72 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:40 pm

stayed Friday night went canoeing then went home ,wished I had stayed Saturday night as there was a classic car show at Chepstow race course ansd could have dropped in on the way back. Was there a trip out Sunday as usual? if so where too

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by Sethd77 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:49 pm

A big group of us cruised down to the classic car show at Chepstow, a few others went on to the RSVP BBQ- was a great day!

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by tman » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:17 pm

Thanks Ian and Rikki, we had a lovely time.

The Chepstow car show was a neat idea. It was a bit "Hotel California" trying to leave there before the designated 4.30PM departure time mind you!!
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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by David Eccles » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:33 am

be nice to see some pics for us non facebookers :)
sounds good again....
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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by ted698 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:59 pm

David Eccles wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:33 am
be nice to see some pics for us non facebookers :)
sounds good again....
Here you go David - posted most of these on the dreaded FaceAche at the time - it was a great weekend - weather (against all the odds!) was pretty darn good - great fun had by all!

Camping Field
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Safety briefing
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Waiting to embark - they lashed all the canoes this year as river was a bit high!
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Lunch!
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Evening was warmed by quite a few fires and BBQ's!
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Sunday Cruise is off - an early start to the Chepstow Classic Car Show!
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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by John TC » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:47 am

What a fantastic weekend thankyou so much Ian and Rikki. Great to catch up with friends old and new. Lets hope something can be sorted for next year :cheers:
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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by DOUGAL » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:16 am

Thanks Rikki and Ian. We had a blast. Sorry to not be able to make the convoy to the show. :(
I do think we should get maybe half the money back on the canoeing as we were back in half the time and didn't get into a sweat at all paddling back. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ian, please send me a pm regarding what I owe you. I did try to catch you on Sunday but you were on the road again.

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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by vwbuzzers » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:39 am

DOUGAL wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:16 am
Thanks Rikki and Ian. We had a blast. Sorry to not be able to make the convoy to the show. :(
I do think we should get maybe half the money back on the canoeing as we were back in half the time and didn't get into a sweat at all paddling back. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ian, please send me a pm regarding what I owe you. I did try to catch you on Sunday but you were on the road again.

Cheers,
Gertjan
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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by GreenBeetleDave » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:42 am

Big thanks to Rikki and Ian again for organising! :cheers:

Both myself and Jean had a blast as per usual!

Was great to meet a few more friendly Splitty owners too! :alien:
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Re: ***Symonds Yat Adventure Campout 5***

Post by David Eccles » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:15 pm

sounds and looks another good one .... thanks for putting some pics on here!
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