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MIke H

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  1. A short low tide paddle from Roa island lifeboat station Any boat welcome. LW 5.15 meet 3.30 p.m. back by 6.00 p.m. Piel St, Roa Island, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0QQ http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=323239&y=464835&z=0&sv=LA13+0QQ&st=2&pc=LA13+0QQ&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf RSVP
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    Morecambe to Arnside

    PEER TRIP Sea kayak Morecambe to Arnside 2. Tuesday 1st October 3. Starting --- High Water is at 13.48 and height 10.05m so aim to paddle from Morecambe at promenade at 10.30 a.m. 4. Meet Arnside promenade at 9.00 a.m. and shuttle to Morecambe http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=345440&y=478660&z=120&sv=345440,478660&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=636&ax=345440&ay=478660&lm=0 5. Trip leader: Mike H 6. Any special notes: Sea kayaks only. This is an exposed open crossing. So come prepared. Highly weather dependent. 18km to Arnside all tide assisted. Paddle should be 2-3 hours. Bring wheels as we may need to cross sands at Morecambe to reach the channel It is possible we may catch the incoming tide/ bore wave. RSVP Guests by arrangement with organiser only
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    Arnside Bore

    PEER TRIP Plan B Social paddle into Morecambe Bay, meet the incoming tide and back maybe on the Bore Wave. You can finish at Arnside or continue a future 3km under the viaduct to Sandside 2. Tueday 1st October 3. Starting --- High Water is 10.22m at 13.07 so aim to be on the water and paddle from Arnside promenade at 9.10 a.m. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=345440&y=478660&z=120&sv=345440,478660&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=636&ax=345440&ay=478660&lm=0 5. Trip leader: Mike H 6. Any special notes: river or sea kayaks. If intending to ride bore wave must have a solid first time roll. You can join us and just follow the bore wave if you don't wish to surf on it Not suitable for novices. RSVP Please Guests by arrangement with organiser only
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    Arside bore

    PEER TRIP Social paddle into Morecambe Bay, meet the incoming tide and back maybe on the Bore Wave. You can finish at Arnside or continue a future 3km under the viaduct to Sandside 2.Saturday 31st August 3. Starting --- High Water is 10.01m at 12.45 so aim to be on the water and paddle from Arnside promenade at 8.45a.m. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=345440&y=478660&z=120&sv=345440,478660&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=636&ax=345440&ay=478660&lm=0 5. Trip leader: Mike H 6. Any special notes: river or sea kayaks. If intending to ride bore wave must have a solid first time roll. You can join us and just follow the bore wave if you don't wish to surf on it Not suitable for novices. RSVP Please Guests by arrangement with organiser only
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    Improvers whitewater

    OFFICIAL TRIP Rain overnight , should be enough for a morning trip confirm meet / river on Monday 8.30 a.m. RSVP Guests by arrangement with organiser only. trip leader Mike Hayward
  6. Gauges updated at 05.30 hope thy might do so again. Suggest we meet at 10.00 by canal in usual place at Junction 36. I think Roeburn or HIndburn will come up enough, with plan B Ingleton Greta, If that all fails we can go to upper Rawthey. Just be good to get out! Looks like rain Friday and overnight maybe Roeburn- class 3 continuous- if water levels suitable, Will post update, sat 8.30 re venue meet etc . Need 1.00 on river guage. RSVP please
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    PEER TRIP We are again visiting Lairg to paddle ether rivers around the north of Scotland, in Sutherland and Caithness. Likely to be travelling up Saturday with a paddle on way and staying enroute. We have book a rather nice 'cottage' very spacious , drying facilities and sharing twin bed rooms. max 7 though 6 is OK. costs shared between this going ( not more than £200 for the week). We will arrange lift share or you can travel separately. Catering own breakfast and lunch , and share doing evening meal for all. If you want to know more info post a question or speak to Mike H , Brian or Matt. LCC members only.
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    mid week paddling group

    This will be a peer-led trip on a local Whitewater River, with no formal Leadership or coaching. Typically, will be a Grade 2 or 3 river, depending upon which rivers have enough water, and the appetite of the paddlers on the day. The trip will only run if there is plenty of water, and will be co-ordinated using the WhatsApp group we have. Anyone not already in the WhatsApp group, or who wants to know more, please contact the Midweek Co-ordinator, Phil Clayton 0785 0202405
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    Play waves

    PEER TRIP Event cancelled until end of August/ September, rain but will not be able to see effect until too late to notify Will rescedule due to level of interest. An opportunity for all to improve their skills, playing on small stoppers.( or being played with) This will be river level dependent there are 3 possible venues tbc. Meet 18.30 onwards. Suitable for river kayaks, very keen beginners, improvers or better. If you RSVP please, do check or remove if you can't make ether new date. RSVP at least 2 days before the event Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.
  10. Cancelled due to lack of intetest. PEER TRIP 1. Evening paddle on Kent Estuary, from Arnside and back 2. Wednesday 12th June High water 8.17m at 20.24 p.m. 3. Starting --- Arnside promenade at 6.30 4. Hope to finish about 9.30 and then a swift drink in local pub. 5. Trip leader: Mike H 6. Any special notes: All type of boats welcome. RSVP at least 2 days before the event Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only.
  11. PEER TRIP wind forecast force 3 with force 4 gusts , decreasing as approach Arnisde. Be prepared!! Don't forget food/ drink/ sub screen and hat. 1. Morecambe Bay From Ulverston to Arnside 2. Saturday 6th July High water 9.06m at 15.44p.m. 3. Starting --- Canal Foot Ulverston at 7.15 a.m. 4. At least 2 vehicles to meet at Arnside promenade at 6.15 a.m. for shuttle http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=345440&y=478660&z=120&sv=345440,478660&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=636&ax=345440&ay=478660&lm=0 5. Trip leader: Mike H 6. Any special notes: Sea kayaks only. Experience of extended paddling duration desirable We should be in Arnside by 2.15pm. And then retrieve cars from Ulverston LCC members only. No guests LCC last did this trip 2015. Wind and wave prediction looking good(Monday) The unknowns are : the channel locations in the estuaries; the time of the turn of the tide at low water; the duration of slack water; Trip report from last time is below. RSVP at least 2 days before the event Guests by arrangement with organiser, prior to trip only. Arnside - Hi Robin, yes it is 6.15 a.m. Canal Foot Ulverston, 45 minutes later we meet Brian and John 7.20 set off paddling down Leven Estuary 8.00 Robin ‘we’re doing 8.5 m.p.h'. but according to OS map we are on a sand bank.- shifting channels ! 8.15 We pass Idridge Scar a small rocky outcrop in the Bay. Start to head south. 8.45 The haze obscures all land. The wet sand, water and sky blend in, making it tricky to pick out any features. Only the small waves generated by the wind help us distinguish between the ‘ bright white sand banks and water 9.30 The time of low water. But a shallow channel grounds us. We end up pulling the kayaks- Surreal! walking on water 10 miles from land The 300m pull relents and we are able to paddle again on a bearing until Heysham power station emerges from the murk. A quick increase in speed is needed to make the channel off Heysham before the incoming tide pushed us back to where we started. Off to the West we see a wave breaking over a sand bank, which soon disappears. Time for a bite to eat and 20 minute rest as we await the flow increase. 10.00 Now heading NE past Morecambe. The channel splits several times as we gently paddle making 7mph. 11.30 we stop on some mussel beds, for a bite to eat, by Morecambe. Our extra elevation enables us to see we have entered a dead end. After a 30 minute break we paddle against the tide making 2 mph until we can get the correct channel. By now the bay is filling, sand banks are covered and strange flow create rougher zones where wind blows against current. 12.30 We approach Silverdale and get pushed East by the current 13.00 Now getting pushed NW towards Grange over Sands. We are just discussing how to paddle on the bore and the dangers associated with ‘side suck’, when we arrive a band of waves – the bore is actually forming right under where we are floating. Oops Brian and John have never been on the bore wave before , but soon gain in confidence. Stop paddling start steering as we get a free ride on the bore wave for the next few km. Eventually the bore fades as the water in the river Kent flowing down the estuary is so low, 1000’s of gulls lift into the air as the incoming flow disturbs their feeding. 14.15 we made it to Arnside. It is so fantastic when a plan works out. What a variety of experiences in one trip. The GPS tells us we have done 33miles or 53 km all pushed by the tide. Maximum speed 9.8 mph paddling time 6.5 hours.
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    Pete Asby is going as 4th member
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    Intermediate river trip

    Mint
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    advanced trip

    Wharf
  15. Brian is in Staveley and Ian will be up from Preston
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