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MichaelFox
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Post July 8th-9th Surfing Weekend Reply with quote
This is a camping weekend next to the sea at Appledore, with two days surfing or chilling on the beach at Westward Ho! The camping will be a field just outside the entrance to Skern Lodge Activity Centre which has plenty of space and a great view.

We have access to the Lodge facilities including showers and toilets plus an outside cold water sink for tidying up. In the camping field there is just a drinking water tap - it is not a full campsite so facilities such as electric hookup are missing. Camping is £8 per person per night.

This is not a club event with coaches or leaders just a gathering of club members for a fun weekend by the sea. We can help out and give some guidance to get you going. There is also a chance to try out proper surf boats if they are available - just be warned, you may like them! Family are welcome to join as well.

If you don't fancy the water, there is plenty of opportunity to walk the coast paths and relax in Appledore and just generally enjoy the area.

I plan to arrive Friday evening and camp Friday and Saturday nights.

Please let me know here if you intend to come, I will need to give Skern the numbers next week.

Attendees

Both nights

Michael
Matt
Neil Palmer
James Palmer
Dave Woods
Anne (Probably both nights)
Henry (Probably both nights)
Tina
Zach

Partial nights

Ciaran Worcester (Sat night)

Day trippers

Roger?


Important Information for Attendees!

Welcome to Skern Lodge!

Notes for Campers

Please help everything run smoothly by reading the following information.

Camping
o Please drive slowly, and take care walking along the drive.
o Football (if applicable!) – in the field please, not around the buildings.
o Please use the litter bins provided.

Toilets and Showers
Come in the drive, walk diagonally across the Orchard grass, and there are gents and ladies toilets and showers in the far corner (to the right of the dining room entrance). There are more toilets in the left door of the dining room building – ladies downstairs and gents upstairs.

Water
Water tap at the far side of the camping field. There is cold water and a sink for washing up on the back of the Orchard building. Come in the drive gateway and turn immediately right.

Valuables
We don’t normally have a security problem, but any valuables left in tents or cars are at your own risk. Valuables may be left in the office if you wish, with access 9am to 5pm (or lock in your car).

Residential groups
It is a busy weekend at the Lodge and we also have some residential groups staying with us. Both group leaders and Skern Lodge are very aware of security when bringing pupils away from home. Please help us avoid any problems by not entering any of the accommodation buildings, Courtyard area or drying rooms. Thank you.

Activity equipment
There is strictly no access to the Assault Course, High Ropes, Climbing Walls, Swimming Pool, stores and other obvious activity areas without a Skern Instructor.

Fire Alarm
If the fire alarm sounds whilst you are here, return to your tents and account for all your group. If there is any problem, report to Skern staff by the equipment stores.

Skern Staff
The office will be manned from 9am to 5pm each day. Please call into the office if you have any queries.
o For emergencies at night, Duty Instructor– 07977 259633.


Camping Fees
I (Michael Fox) will be collecting the camping fee from everyone. £8 per person per night. I will have change. Please get that to me by Saturday evening.



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Last edited by MichaelFox on Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:26 am; edited 9 times in total
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:04 am View user's profile Send private message
MattH
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Both nights for me please
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:25 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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Please let me know here if you intend to come, I will need to give Skern the numbers next week.
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:09 am View user's profile Send private message
MattH
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I can put something on the Facebook page too if that would be helpful? Some people look there more frequently than here.
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:08 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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MattH wrote:
I can put something on the Facebook page too if that would be helpful? Some people look there more frequently than here.


Good idea, just posted there too.
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:41 am View user's profile Send private message
CiaranWorcester
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Joined: 05 Sep 2016
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I'm planning on heading up Saturday afternoon and staying for Sunday
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:55 pm View user's profile Send private message
Fisherman
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Joined: 27 Mar 2007
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Location: Blackford, Wedmore

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Hoping to be there for some of it, not sure which days yet, will let you know nearer the time.
John

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Anne
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Joined: 28 Oct 2014
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Location: Shipham

Post Westward ho Reply with quote
Is it too late to put us down for sat night, possibly Friday too?
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:18 am View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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More than welcome Anne
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:29 pm View user's profile Send private message
woody
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Location: Weston S Mare

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Hi
will be there both nights

cheers
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:51 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
MichaelFox
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Important Information for Attendees!

Welcome to Skern Lodge!

Notes for Campers

Please help everything run smoothly by reading the following information.

Camping
o Please drive slowly, and take care walking along the drive.
o Football (if applicable!) – in the field please, not around the buildings.
o Please use the litter bins provided.

Toilets and Showers
Come in the drive, walk diagonally across the Orchard grass, and there are gents and ladies toilets and showers in the far corner (to the right of the dining room entrance). There are more toilets in the left door of the dining room building – ladies downstairs and gents upstairs.

Water
Water tap at the far side of the camping field. There is cold water and a sink for washing up on the back of the Orchard building. Come in the drive gateway and turn immediately right.

Valuables
We don’t normally have a security problem, but any valuables left in tents or cars are at your own risk. Valuables may be left in the office if you wish, with access 9am to 5pm (or lock in your car).

Residential groups
It is a busy weekend at the Lodge and we also have some residential groups staying with us. Both group leaders and Skern Lodge are very aware of security when bringing pupils away from home. Please help us avoid any problems by not entering any of the accommodation buildings, Courtyard area or drying rooms. Thank you.

Activity equipment
There is strictly no access to the Assault Course, High Ropes, Climbing Walls, Swimming Pool, stores and other obvious activity areas without a Skern Instructor.

Fire Alarm
If the fire alarm sounds whilst you are here, return to your tents and account for all your group. If there is any problem, report to Skern staff by the equipment stores.

Skern Staff
The office will be manned from 9am to 5pm each day. Please call into the office if you have any queries.
o For emergencies at night, Duty Instructor– 07977 259633.


Camping Fees
I (Michael Fox) will be collecting the camping fee from everyone. £8 per person per night. I will have change. Please get that to me by Saturday evening.



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Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:26 pm View user's profile Send private message
Rona + Daisy
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WIll and I coming - could not find where to post my interest - sorry am so so late, Michael..!
Then I realised- SURF!!!
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:30 pm View user's profile Send private message
MattH
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Joined: 30 Aug 2016
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Thanks all for a great weekend, and especially to Fox for arranging it.

Some photos for those without facebook:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/80975214@N02/albums/72157683637327071

Videos now uploaded.

Matt


Last edited by MattH on Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:45 am; edited 1 time in total
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:34 pm View user's profile Send private message
MichaelFox
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No problem! Thanks for everyone who turned up! Saturday had nice clean small waves in the morning. Some decent medium waves after lunch and a little bit messy in the afternoon.

Sunday had really clean waves but were small. Occasional set brought some goodies. Beautiful sunny weather. At low tide, waves pretty much disappeared. Ice cream and some kite flying before heading home.

Thanks Matt for the excellent photos!
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:03 pm View user's profile Send private message
Rona + Daisy
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Yes, thx Matt.
Thx Foxy for a fab intro to surfing!!
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:39 pm View user's profile Send private message
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