Id love to come but I have got revision.
next time maybe
Id love to come but I have got revision.
next time maybe
Hi Tengu , yeah keep an eye open for future meets and gatherings ,you would be more than welcome .It's always good fun.
what can i say,, being suspended in the air sleeping is just so much fun... although if i had a bell tent a matress and a small log burner i could be converted back from the Devils work...
hope you guys have a great time will be missing you all....................Honest
Fear makes the Wolf look bigger
Right , just finalising details , we are meeting at 12 noon at The Edgemoor Hotel Bovey Tracey TQ139LE, on the B3378 , Bovey Tracey to Haytor road .
Quick pint ! Whilst supplies are collected ( leg of lamb ordered and Dave53 is bringing a hunk of venison ) 1.00pm ish leave hotel , arrive at site, set up , gather firewood , light fire , brew on !
Discuss itinerary for few days ahead , agree ! ENJOY!!!
Any questions ?
Have you booked several rooms for my servants?. Also has the grass been cut for afternoon tea?
Skate , i have prepared the main gathering area , in a two tone leaf matter , very easy on the eye and comfortable , the H20 test results are just in and perfect , all brambles along the path in have been removed , and all tics and mossies etc have been served notice ,the sherpas will be awaiting eagerly by the roadside , and a fully conversant team of tarpology /hammock experts will be on hand until late afternoon. Hope these measures are with your approval.
On a serious note , seeing as there are only a small number of us , i have treated you all to 28 day matured fillet steak (honestly ) mouth watering yet ?
Rack up those brownie points my friend , you don't want to miss this one !!
Whoops! just drooled all over my keyboard.
Apologies for my tardiness and not posting here sooner, I could blame work/life but you all know it's really because I'm ignorant!
Can't believe its only a week away, times flown by. I'll give my mead a taste and see what its like, might go well with Dave's venison.
After a few manic days (too long a story to tell here but suffice to say I was busy) I finally come back on here and find all sorts of useful, and funny, comments about swinging - I reallly must pay attention and try to keep up. Thanks for the advice and offer of a loaner to give it a go. I think I will just have to bite the bullet and go for it. My knee can't take that ground dwelling any more (what a sorry old bunch we are). Next meet I can make it to I will confer with you guys before-hand and maybe you can come up with a detailed shopping list and appropriate suppliers (but maybe not where Rick gets his hardware from, eh!)
I am really looking forward to returning to my roots - used to spend many, many nights in a hammock in the woods as a kid - but it was all so easy then, now it is a lot more technical!
I am so jealous of you guys getting away on the next meet, but wish you all a very happy time with much merry-making and story-telling around the fire. I am with you in spirit.
Hi Lucy , can't get involved in the art of hammocking , not even going to make anything up!
I am halfway through a second week in town, and it's horrible! i cannot wait for the weekend 'shouldn't wish your life away i know ! shame you can't make it .
Hope you are good , you couldn't pop down and take me to the woods , could you ? please ...
Weather forecast from Friday onwards is looking good maybe no river runs through it this time.
I have carefully selected the unorthodox camping period (starting on a Sunday ) purposely to catch out mother nature and her weekend weather plans , which as you so rightly pointed out Skate , a river did run through it (and no Meryl Streep, to boot ) So we are looking at a few days of glorious sunshine .
Very much looking forward to this one , after last years sucess.
Don't spose there is any way , you could make it Saturday Al ? I have got the woodland itch , real bad !
A few days , spent in an idyllic location , great company , great food , what could be better ?
Bring it on !!
Sorry Ivan, can't make Saturday. Would like to but life gets in the way
Hi Al , the Saturday comment was said rather tongue in cheek, you know me if there is just the faintest whiff of scooting off to the woods , i need no forcing !
Nice that we are geting all of this heavy rain and wind out of the way before our trip the forecast is not bad at all.
OH! Has anyone got a spoon knife they could bring along , for me to have a play with please ?
See you on Sunday.
Looks like you boys get the best of the weather yet again.
Ivan, I'll pm you.
I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=51.638247,-2.696078
Right , been to the quack and got some cream for the itch , it's not working !
Looks like the Welsh contingent have a nice weekend planned aswell , i have googled the site and looks great .
Richie , Steve PM'd me about the 18th and i have replied should be ok, and sounds like a plan , if you buggers want roughing it on Dartmoor for the Saturday night you have got it my friends, only hope i can fit a weeks work in between Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May ! Should be ok , have managed it before .
If it is an issue i always have plan B !
By the way who is that crazy Scot that keeps messaging me , any idea ?
Ps Google Chalk Ford , Keeble Martins Chapel, Huntingdon Cross , by the river as a couple of suggestions .
Ivan, yet again you more about plans involving me than I do. Crazy Scot has me roped in again by the looks of it.
My dementia is doing just fine (i think) although my nads need a little tlc
I'll get googling now but this is the Jocks gig, I'm just an unpaid sherpa!
Ok Guys, i think i have spoke to all of you , and you are clear of meeting time and first camp location , so this is the last chance for any queries etc , hope you all sleep like babies and have a safe journey .
See you all tomorrow, for a few days of what we do best , can't wait.
I'm so excited I nearly bought my own pint!
Now, you two are talking my language ! please don't forget your high factor sunscreen , look at it out there ! I won't make the mistake of not ordering weather in advance again.
Oh! and don't fill up with too many sweets and rubbish on the journey , because you have garlic,honey,mint and rosemary roasted leg of lamb cooked on hay! with an excellent vegetable accompniment , for dinner this evening .
Lastly make sure you have a wee! Let the journey begin.
It's a bit too sunny for my pale skin. Maybe I should stay at home indoors. Oh go on then, see you soon.
Just strung together the video from the last few days, hope you enjoy it.
Well done Paul , absolutely superb great memories of a fab weekend with great company,food and laughter as usual .
Thanks mate , and thanks to the other two herberts , you know who you are !
Hope it didn't make Talia too jealous...
Excellent video and pictures. Great company and the weather behaved most of the time. We ate like lords and laughed our heads off. Thanks to Dave 53 for the loan of the hat, will be buying one soon. Thanks to Paul for making me very jealous by turning up in the blue meanie and thanks to Ivan for being Ivan.
Already looking forward to the next one.
Right stuff the arm don't care if it falls of. I missed a great weekend and am miffed as stuck in doors and four walls wife and kids so next one available I'm on it obviously if invited
gkad you all had a fab time a weather was good miss you all
Fear makes the Wolf look bigger
I will leave very unsuitable comments on youtube to show my distain for you lot having such fun in my abscence!
Forgot to mention a few points , a massive thanks to you three gentlemen for putting up with me as ever , in particular with my current , well moaned about issues !! You know what i am referring to.
Paul Webster , for allowing me to totally take over all of his kit , poor bloke buys a couple of new toys and i just whisk them from under his nose , mainly the Blue Meanie , what a bit of kit , thanks pal i thoroughly enjoyed riding around in that baby , and it was your own fault for stealing your wifes camera , and then foolishly getting it out in front of me , i was away with that as well ! ( Adam knows just how you feel )
Still as part of the whole glamping experience , every morning i did chauffeur you to the excellent facilities at Haytor to powder your nose etc, ran brilliantly by the , lets call him gentleman !!
Dave53 , for the venison , that was the star dish of the show mate , and as usual for having every possible thing you could need in the woods ! When my pipe broke , i was going to sulk like a goodun until Alistair used his vast expertise and problem solving mind , casually asked " Anyone got a leatherman ?" and of course Dave had 2! major tantrum averted .
Alistair for picking me up , the firewood and making us all very jealous with his new toy the frontier stove , we all want one of those . And cheers for running us around on various excursions , and then dropping me back to the wood , when then being instructed to go on yet another Tesco run ( you know why , i didn't want to keep going down there Rick !)
I know i can occaisionally take the mick and have been know to fabricate the truth and even use poetic license with some of my tales , also to avoid being sued Paul you are now an official camp chef , top cooking mate .
Lastly , thanks a bunch you guys for making another top top weekend .
Oh i forgot to mention, doing it all again today with Icky, The Sweaty, Bushtelegraphious(some troy horse thing )and a new victim , returning on Sunday knackered and stinking of smoke , with more jolly japes ahead , and no doubt memories and pics .
Hide your camera Richie !
Looks like you all had a fab time
Another excellent (no, honestly) video, gave 'I a few chuckles on the way around camp!
Enjoy the sunshine Lucky gits.
This is my firestick... There are many like it, but this one is mine.