Message from the Chairman
Hope you are all well and enjoying the warm weather and the summer paddles.
Since my last report the club has been very busy. We have been on many trips, Devon, Slovenia, Symonds Yat.
The Slovenia trip was eventful a marathon drive from Billericay ,but what a wonderful place they seem to have gone up market since the club ventured here last time the supermarket stocked Meat.
The rivers where nice colour blue despite the continuous rain and the shelters were more like the Rovers Return with a lounge bar and a saloon bar.
All enjoyed the delights of camping Toni and the young Irish paddler's antics.
The Symonds Yat trip was again well attended at the beeches farm campsite with a fire. Think all enjoyed it even with the marathon paddle to Monmouth. The ducks had a wonderful time in their home made catamaran, was more like Hawaii 5 0 than UK including the weather.
The week day paddles have been well attended as well with the BBQ a success at Hoe mill. The annual Battlesbridge race starting at North Fambridge boats away by 10am was a success on the 4th August thanks to all those that took part and gave a hand during the race so thanks.
On the horizon the committee sat in July and formed a plan for the coming year. See Calendar for winter trips etc.
This year's AGM will be on the 7th September at South Woodham Ferrers scout hut 7 pm start with a fun quiz
I hear a few members are paddling on the Olympic course and seem to be enjoying it. If anyone would like to go please contact Peter Frost as he seems to be the best contact/information guru on it.
Other than that, see you in September if not before.
Southend Canoe Club Chairperson