Coast-steering anyone ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Charlotte is away this week till Thursday on an adventure coarse with the Army Cadets, doing coast-steering, mountain biking, hiking etc .. in Snowdonia National Park.. at Capel Curig

    Never heard of it until she told me she would be doing it this week .. had a vague idea but had to Google it.. looks scary to me.. :Eeek:


    What a brilliant experience .. and fantastic time she will have.. she loves the Cadets..

    will post photos if I get any on FB..

    missing her already..
     
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  2. Bertie Bassett

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    And a great character building exercise Jim. She will have a great time but if there's one thing you can say about the way the Cadets are run nowadays, she will be safe even when she is carrying out the more 'extreme' looking aspects of the course. Good on her and good on those who give of their time to provide the training. (y)
     
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    Looks like another activity I won't be doing in this lifetime.BUT!!!
     
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    NO reason why you shouldn't do it as long as you are reasonably fit ...............see below and on some of the most beautiful coastline in Wales.....Go for it!
    http://www.preseliventure.co.uk/outdoor-activities/coasteering/
     
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    YesOTE="Bertie Bassett, post: 1370450, member: 32543"]NO reason why you shouldn't do it as long as you are reasonably fit ...............see below and on some of the most beautiful coastline in Wales.....Go for it!
    http://www.preseliventure.co.uk/outdoor-activities/coasteering/[/QUOTE]
    Yes,Not reasonably fit.
     
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    Never heard of it either....... after a little Googling I can confirm that I shall be giving a Circumnavigation of the UK a miss :rolleyes:
     
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    When I saw the header I thought it was going to be you driving the new van round all the coastline Jim :)
    Coast steering looks great for somebody younger but I think the van option would suit me better :)
     
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    that would be a great trip.. have thought about it a few times.. maybe one day .. also heard of people doing it in stages over a few years..

    just checked the distance.. just over 11,000 miles. who would have though that ..

    from wiki,,, the Ordnance Survey, records the coastline of the main island, Great Britain, as 11,072.76 miles rounding to 11,073 miles (17,820 km).
     
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    Get a TV company to sponsor you and you could be the new Neil Oliver, Jim. You've got a start with the accent :)
     
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    It would certainly make a good series of programmes for one of the many free channels needing to fill broadcast time Jim. Canal travel seems to be up there at the moment.
     
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    prefer to be the new Big yin.. :ROFLMAO:

    loved his travel programs..
     
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    Had many good camps at Capel Curig, last one was with the Gurkhas who had to sleep under canvas what an amazing people and so polite met up with them socially at the little pub up the road and they were immaculate in their slacks and blazers and regimental ties all drinking soft drinks ,then back at camp playing their little pipes ,they were up and gone at 5 oclock every morning mountain climbing then canoeing .bit of a difference to our motley crew :)
     
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    Yes,Not reasonably fit.[/QUOTE]

    Apologies Chum.........................I'm ancient but still reasonably fit, touch wood.
     
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    Update.

    she survived the Coaststeering.. by all accounts a bit scared but enjoyed it.

    yesterday.. mine exploring.

    today.. mountain biking.

    in a text this morning she called it 'mounting biking' :LOL:

    No pics yet..
     
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    That's just the first part of the training Jim ... how to get on the bike!
     
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    hot off the FB press.. in the grey T shirt

    with a bunch of lads up a mountain by the looks of it :eek:

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