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29th January 2012On Sunday 29th January, 11 members of FSC met in Scalby village for the first social event of the new year.
The walk was organised and led by David Perks..We set off along Hay Lane, then took the track past Scalby Nabs..After passing Keld Runnels Farm the track turned into a bit of a mud bath, which made for heavy going, it also started to rain, but this didn't dampen our spirits as we dropped down to Mowthorpe Farm.
The final section back to Scalby along the side of Scalby Beck was much easier.
The walk was 5.7 miles long, and everyone enjoyed the exercise and fresh air, with several members calling at the Rosette for a drink and meal.
Many thanks to David and Jill for organising this 1st class walk.
Fitting Out Dinner 28th March 200944 people attended The Buccaneer for the 2009 annual fitting out supper. James the chef once again did us proud really – we had 3 choices of food followed by dessert and it was really good value for money.
As I’m writing this I have just altered all the household clocks so we really are into British Summertime and sailing starts today.
It was really nice to see so many members, old and new enjoying the evening, talking about this season’s forthcoming events and challenges. The relaxed format of the event seems to work for all, no speeches to be made or listened to and the Buccaneer now some beers from The East Coast Brewery, brewed in Filey!
Geocache Walk March 21st 200910 members met at the Denison Pub car park in Ayton, and after a 15 min. briefing on what geocaching was all about, we set off to find the first clue.
The weather was perfect, warm and sunny. We wandered round the village, using our GPS’s to guide us to the four clues scattered around the village.
The idea was to take our time and just wander around, enjoying the surroundings, and that is exactly what we did.
We found the final clue, near the river, and after a bit of maths. We were on our way to find the hidden cache.
Arthur had a few problems with his GPS at the start of the walk, but he soon got to grips with it, and he led the way up the hill above the castle to find the cache in company with Pete.
After a short rest we set off back to the Pub for a few beers and lunch in the sun.
Everyone enjoyed this walk, which was completed in just 2 hours.
Coastguard Visit 22nd Feb 2009
14 members went on the planned visit to Humber Coastguard operations centre at Bridlington this morning. Afterwards, 9 - 'hard core' members, followed Phil Trafford's suggested mud walk to Flamborough where a well earned stop in the pub for a drink and a sarnie followed. One male member was even caught eating salad ('private trip joke' identities kept secret to avoid repercussions!!).
I understood the likely length of our session at Humber Coastguard to be an hour but the questions and subsequent answers came thick and fast and we were there for over 2 hours. Sundays are quite busy with the localised coastguard rescue teams and Lifeboats often excercising - which involves frequent radio communications. On a bright, sunny, quiet Sunday morning the team were constantly busy and it makes you imagine what it would be like when the team are co-ordinating a large scale real rescue scenario!
We were encouraged to take away some promotional materials, leaflets and stickers, and we will place them in the clubhouse when we re-open. Please feel free to take this away, that's what it's for.
FSC club treasurer, won prize for most questions and Maureen Walsh won the distance travelled prize, visiting from Birstall, W.Yorks, around 75 miles each way! Anyway, public thanks to Mike Putlett and his watch for their hospitality, Mike has offered to host us in the future which is good of him.
Burton Agnes Walk 8th Feb 2009
10 adults, 2 young men, and Jess met at Burton Agnes Hall. Very sunny but cold day. You kept warm by walking fast, did a 5 ish mile walk on country lanes on a figure of eight route around Burton Agnes Hall and village. Good company, many interesting conversations and we all agreed we couldn't wait to get back to Filey for a sail in March/April. We had a good view of a group of 4 deer in the middle of a ploughed field and we got a good view of the 'snowdrops' in the grounds of the hall (without paying) as the route we took wlked us past the perimeter of the grounds. The very cold weather we have experienced this winter meant the snowdrops are a little later this year.
We walked at a steady pace for almost 2 hours, finishing up at the hall whereby we went into the cafe and had food and drink.
FSC dinner Laying Up Dinner
FSC dinner Laying Up Dinner held at “The Corner” Filey on Sat. 15th Nov. was a huge success.
62 members and guests attended what turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
The food was first class, and the evening was helped along with table puzzles, and quizzes. A table magician kept everyone amused.
Money was raised for the Filey RNLI with a guess the rope length contest, which was won by Jim Bryce. And guess the length of the Commodores speech…..which was won by Lucy Tyndall…!!!!!
A magnificent £100 was raised.
Thanks must go to James and Mandy Whitehead for organising such a first class evening.
Kayaking Event 3rd May 2008
The Kayaking event on the 3rd of May was a real success and will certainly be repeated. The weather and sea conditions gave everyone the chance to try out the various models of sit on top Kayaks. In total we had 16 Kayaks including the grant obtained tandem and 2 single person types. It was also refreshing to see a large number of junior’s enjoying the event.
With the tide covering the bottom slip way it made it challenging to launch through the surf, and an exciting ride back on the waves straight up the slip. An outer distance mark was placed off the beach which gave a good race track and two races were held. Three experienced Kayakers ventured off to the Brigg and managed to paddle right over the top of it. Three others (including the tandem) navigated around the pole off Filey town which also proved a challenge with the confused water bouncing off the promenade wall.
After all the paddling a drink was in order, and several members moved on to the local pubs and restaurants to finish the day off which didn’t conclude until 4am Sunday morning!
All in all a great day. Thanks to all those who attended. Photos can be found here.
The Wykeham Wander - 13th January 2008
The Wykeham Wander Geocache Walk, was a huge success with 14 members and friends taking part. Although the weather forecast was poor...it didn't rain !!
After a brief introduction to geocaching, given by Eddie in the Downe Arms car park, the group set off to find the 6 clues.
The walk was muddy in places, especially on the approach to Ruston, but everyone was well prepared for the conditions.
All of the clues were easily located, which led us to the final cache position.
After logging our find in the cache log book we set off back to Wykeham, and had a very nice meal at the Downe Arms.
A brilliant walk enjoyed by all.