A little legal stuff....
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INSIDE YOURWINTER 2012 ISSUE
A rudderless Jane Oxley evades captureby the Greek Navy? Honestly, the thingsshe will do for some cheap ouzo.
Do you ever see people paddling thesethings whilst on holiday and dismiss themas the stuf of rank amateurs? John Norrismight make you think again.Plus a cautionary tale stressing theimportance of water-buoys.
Something for the more intellectualmembers of the club. Whitewater freaksare advised to skip these pages as theymay cause your heads to explode.
10The last Tuesday trip
Tony Flannery glows in the dark.
12Wet weekend in Dorset
Jane Oxley gets wet and fed up.
Can you fathom the deep significance of aroot vegetable taped to a coin?
It's winter and you're hungry. What youreally need now is culinary advice fromJohn Norris. No really, you do!
See previous issue. Yawn.
How to contact your committee, until theAGM at any rate when it will all changefollowing a coup being plotted as wespeak by Chris Porteous.
Including the date of the AGM. Committeemembers not surgically implanted with aneural RFID chip will be vapourised andreplaced by androids from planet Atmel.
The cover photographfor this newsletter wassupplied by John Norrisand has been catchilyentitled "Woodmill SeaSymposium 018".
Well another winter is upon us andonce again I have found an excuse totake a break from venturing out ontothe water.
Last year I suffered an injury whilst onan autumn walking holiday and it tookme several weeks to recover duringwhich time I broke the routine of pad-dling with the club on Sunday mornings.I did not get back in a boat until April.Now this year I find history repeatingitself, with various things having preven-ted me from attending Sunday club ses-sions since the start of November. Whenwill I get back in a boat? Hmmmm....sometime in 2012 I think but not soon. Imean, it is so darned cold outside.So there we go, shocking as it maysound, it seems that I have to face up tothe truth : I am a fair weather paddler!But, before all you die-hard seal-skinned ice-breakers out there hold yourpaddles up and recoil in horror, I thinkthat this edition of the newletter includessome pretty conclusive evidence toconfirm I am the more rational paddler.For a start, there are the two items byJane Oxley. One extolling the fun andpleasure to be had paddling in the warmwaters and glorious sunshine of theGreek Islands. The other summarisingthe abject misery of a cold and wet week-end in Devon.And there is also the piece by JohnNorris about self-heating ready meals.No, do not get me wrong, it is crackingarticle but it does sum things up per-fectly for me. Would you eat this stuff unless you were cold, wet and desperate?
Rodney Casbierd, Editor.