Tywi & Wye 2013

For those of you who haven’t had the chance to go on a river trip yet, here’s a little snippet of what we get up to…

We left the boat hard with kit and freshers all safely packed for the long journey over the boarder – in to Wales. Bravery mounting, a game of Bragg saw increasing stakes, and keen to show off her physical skills Weever entertained everyone with a slow-motion belly slide across the hall into a collapsing table.

Paddling down the Tywi everyone got involved and had great fun. Practicing river skills, eddying in and out and ferry gliding everyone made it safely down to the bottom, though a few freshers were more eager than others to encounter the rocks at the bottom!

Returning to the hut there was an overdose of vegetable curry and then began the practice of some of SUCC’s more refined skills; J-cup!! A new and improved version of the Game of Thrones drinking game featured a custom made Throne of Paddles and some extended rules. Up bright and early the next morning for paddling down the Wye, dodging more rocks and a rather large tree at the end. Van faff and we were off home again. All in all a good trip – Thanks Team Olly!

Hope everyone’s buzzing for the Christmas Dart!!

Perranporth Freshers Trip

A very eventful weekend in Cornwall has been and gone for another year. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a brief account of what you missed!

We got away from the boat hard in record time thanks to Dousby’s genius and soon we were whizzing our way south and west toward Blandford and a very lengthy traffic jam. Eventually all vehicles found a way out via the back roads and undergrowth of Dorset and we arrived at the hut intact and ready to be greeted by Stabby’s tunnel of SUCC. The morning eventually came and proved beautifully sunny so we duly hit Perranporth beach with our shiny new club wetsuits and kit.

The new SUCCers got well and truly into their paddling even venturing out back for the breakers – great stuff! – then the cornish pasties and van faff came and went and everyone climbed back aboard the various musically themed buses for a well earned nap at the hut and some rather suspect food before the real fun began on Saturday night. The social secretaries had prepared a special version of pass the parcel to help our new members get to know the older club members that bit better!

We were woken up Sunday morning feeling much worse for wear. The only cure: more paddling! The big waves were few and far between on the Sunday but everyone seemed to come off the beach with a big grin on their faces and ready to sleep all the home to Southampton.

Next trip: the RIVER USK. Friday 19-Sunday 21 October.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to sign up to the river and pool sessions. All details of socials and upcoming events on the calendar and facebook page. See you on the water!