Typical Weekend Trip

A typical weekend trip away, (e.g. white water or surfing), usually works roughly as follows:

  • meet up Friday evening after work with car driver
  • pick up boats and equipment from club container, (if required)
  • drive to venue, (generally we aim to get on the road by 7pm - 8 pm. so as to arrive at destination preferably by last orders at the pub or at least before midnight). Depending on traffic and stops, (for petrol and food, etc.), traveling time can be approx.:
  • Dart 3.5 to 4 hours drive
  • Usk 3.5 hours
  • North Devon 4 hours
  • North Wales 4 to 4.5 hours
  • on arrival, a beer is perhaps required to relax after the journey, (beware late night drinking, fuelled by later arrivals!!!!)
  • Saturday morning - for some reason we are rarely the first group up and about! Breakfast is either self-catered or at a cheap cafe
  • Saturday paddling - drive to river, offload all gear at top of river, shuttle cars to bottom of river, paddle river, change, collect car from top and that's it!
  • repeat paddling if time and interest
  • Visit tea shop for afternoon snacks
  • return to base
  • Saturday evening - often out at pub, occasionally self-cater evening meal
  • Sunday is a repeat of Saturday, except we leave in the afternoon to return to London, (arrive about 8pm?), to offload boats and equipment at the club container, (if necessary), and then everyone goes home!

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