Author Topic: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018  (Read 4650 times)

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2018, 09:48:01 pm »
A decision has been made, the bivvy element of bivvy night will be on an East Mersea beach.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2018, 08:36:06 am »
Checked the diary this morning - afraid I'm away camping on 31st Aug. On the plus side, I now have a shiny new bivvy bag that will need to be used at some point...
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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2018, 07:42:32 pm »
The Dog & Pheasant at East Mersea doesn't get great reviews...

Ruby's Indian at Tolleshunt D'Arcy? Peldon Plough or Rose en-route to the Island?

Traveling very light, or bringing breakfast to cook on the beach? Mo's cafe in Tiptree opens at 05:30 on Saturdays though...

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2018, 09:52:08 am »
The Dog & Pheasant at East Mersea doesn't get great reviews...

Ruby's Indian at Tolleshunt D'Arcy? Peldon Plough or Rose en-route to the Island?

Traveling very light, or bringing breakfast to cook on the beach? Mo's cafe in Tiptree opens at 05:30 on Saturdays though...

Dinner en route to the island sounds like a plan.  May just an early morning brew on the beach (*) then brekkie on the way home?

(*) I can't do much without a cup of tea inside me first thing. 

By the way, so far the only confirmed bivvists (new word) are me and Tomsk, any more folks out there???

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2018, 07:38:59 pm »
Bringing the mini-Trangia, pan and cup for a brew might just go in my 'Camper Longflap' along with the bivi, sleeping bag etc, otherwise it's pannier time...

If I have everything organised, I should be able to leave by 18:30, which means Witham-wards by about 19:45...and hungry by then. Or I try and re-schedule work and leave a bit earlier

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2018, 08:44:33 am »
Sounds like a plan Tomsk.  Okay and Acorn the Elder might be joining us too.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2018, 10:48:06 am »
I'll probably regret this but clearances have been granted so I'm in.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2018, 01:20:45 pm »
I'll probably regret this but clearances have been granted so I'm in.

I’m sure OD will look after you. What could possibly go wrong!

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2018, 05:17:56 pm »
Apart from OD looking after me? It's the fact he has ordered the banjo carrier for Fred

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2018, 09:51:26 am »
I'll probably regret this but clearances have been granted so I'm in.

I’m sure OD will look after you. What could possibly go wrong!

Smashing, I'm starting to get excited!

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2018, 07:30:58 pm »
I can get away early now: probably leave home at around 17:30, 18:45 in Witham. Battesford Court to eat/meet?

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2018, 05:59:50 am »
I can get away early now: probably leave home at around 17:30, 18:45 in Witham. Battesford Court to eat/meet?

That works for me. Mr Faro?

Got any thoughts on a route?

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2018, 06:21:09 am »
If your eating at the spoons I'll join you there about 1900 as will have time to eat with the kids at home. Can get away earlier if needed


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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2018, 09:52:09 am »
Got any thoughts on a route?

Lt Braxted, Tiptree, Layer Marney, Peldon [pub - don't want to get to the beach too early!], will be low tide getting on and off the island - should be a neap tide anyway, so the Strood will be ok?

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2018, 01:19:00 pm »
Got any thoughts on a route?

Lt Braxted, Tiptree, Layer Marney, Peldon [pub - don't want to get to the beach too early!], will be low tide getting on and off the island - should be a neap tide anyway, so the Strood will be ok?

I will fettle a route which looks like the above.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2018, 04:38:47 pm »
Got any thoughts on a route?

Lt Braxted, Tiptree, Layer Marney, Peldon [pub - don't want to get to the beach too early!], will be low tide getting on and off the island - should be a neap tide anyway, so the Strood will be ok?

I will fettle a route which looks like the above.

WHAT ABOUT THIS as an outward leg?  NB: it doesn't exactly fit Tomsk's description and a bit of COR might have crept in  ;D

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2018, 06:24:51 pm »
Will you be taking bikes into the garden at the spoons or locking out front. Deciding what level of security I need to carry

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2018, 06:30:32 pm »
Will you be taking bikes into the garden at the spoons or locking out front. Deciding what level of security I need to carry

The garden but if we don’t sit next to them a big lock might be a good idea.

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2018, 06:43:40 pm »
Steve, GD did a good route to Mersea this year for our yacht club visit
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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2018, 01:09:23 pm »
I'm getting excited!!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2018, 02:01:31 pm »
I won't be joining for the bivvy night, but I'll probably come along to the 'Spoons for a cheeky pint with the intrepid adventurers.
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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2018, 02:17:12 pm »
I know we're only going for a simple overnight bivvy but its safe to say me and Fred aren't very good at this travelling light malarkey...



The orange roll on the back is my newly developed (idea nicked from a YouTuber) Rapid Deploy Bivvy System Patent Pending.

Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2018, 02:40:35 pm »
Glad to see that as I'm not good at traveling light. I'll bring a cooker for a brew/pre bed Ovaltine

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2018, 02:44:04 pm »
Glad to see that as I'm not good at traveling light. I'll bring a cooker for a brew/pre bed Ovaltine

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Re: The ACME/MEMWNS Bivvy Night 2018
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2018, 02:55:39 pm »
Just looking at Google Earth.  I reckon we should head for Cudmore Grove Country Park.  There's a car park (*) so I reckon it should be easy to get to the beach.

(*)  My extensive research tells me that the country park is also a top dogging site so perhaps we walk along the beach to get a bit of peace and quiet  ;D