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    January


    Edith May Trading Company
    www.edithmay.com
    Happy New Year!
    Tea Room Re-open!
    Following the Christmas shutdown, Edith May will be opening her hatches again for lovers of tea and cake on Thursday 10th.
    'Happy Trails' Country and Blues Night
    There are still a few tickets left for those who enjoy the sounds from the Mississippi and Tennessee, recreated by popular group, 'Happy Trails'. They are �8.50 and the music starts at 1930hrs. Buy them through the shop, http://www.edithmaybargecharter.co.uk/shop/ or call 07814950442 or visit us on the tea room. Twin sisters 'Camine' follow two weeks later on January 25th with their brand of Irish and Scottish Folk. Tickets still available.

    Splash White Water Rafting
    www.rafting.co.uk
    Splash Rafting Christmas offers just 200 available!
    Two Huge Christmas Offers From Splash White Water Rafting
    We are wanting to reward all you past Splash Guests so we are offering two fantastic value offers for this coming Christmas. These offers are for a limited amount of 200 as we only have so many rooms and availability so it is on a first come first serve basis.
    Buy A �85 Splash Scotland Gift Voucher get 2 nights in Spain FREE!
    Yes you read that correctly. Purchase one Splash Adrenaline Day Gift Voucher for our Scotland activities and you will also get 2 nights B&B at our luxury Spanish Finca 100% free. Our Splash Adrenaline Day Gift Voucher covers a fantastic day of one of the following choices.
    White water rafting and River Bugging
    White water rafting and Canyoning
    White Water rafting and Duckies
    White Water Rafting and Mountain Biking
    These great days take place at our Splash base in Aberfeldy or nearby in Pitlochry. The free 2 nights B&B is at our luxury Spanish Finca with magical mountain, sea views and private swimming pool. This is located 1 hour north of Alicante and gets over 300 days of sunshine a year! Check our Trip Advisor reviews! Excludes July and August 2013. Just 200 of these special deal Gift Vouchers available so call 01887 829706 now.
    Wanted 200 Splash Ambassadors. How much adventure can you handle?
    We want to recruit 200 Splash Ambassadors. A Splash Ambassador during 2013 will have unlimited trips on rafting, canyoning, river bugging, duckies, stand up paddle boarding and more at Splash Scotland. Yes unlimited for all of 2013! 10 trips or 100 or more it is up to you! We want you to do as many as you can! Splash Ambassadors will also get 7 nights B&B at Splash Luxury Finca in Spain. Splash Ambassadors will also be offered our trips to Morocco, India , Mongolia and more for cost price! This offer is worth many �1000's and we are offering this to 200 lucky Splash Ambassadors for �199.( 2 weekends cost more than that! You have unlimited use of Splash Scotland). At the end of 2013 the top 50 Splash Ambassadors will be rewarded with Free lifetime membership of Splash Scotland. You cannot purchase this online you need to call us on 01887 829706. You need to be over 18 and have a Facebook Profile and be willing to be photographed on your adventures and interviewed on video and be willing to share your adventures with your friends. The top 50 will be judged on how much you share your adventures with us on social media! So if you want to be a Splash Ambassador call 01887 829706 now.

    Carrowmena Activity Centre & Hostel
    www.carrowmena.co.uk
    Carrowmena December Newsletter
    Stuck for a Gift?
    Well let us help you, with our wide selection of gift ideas for friends, family members, work colleagues or loved ones for all occasions. Get them an activity experience they will never forget!
    Nominate Carrowmena!
    Carrowmena Activity Centre & Hostel have been nominated for 'Best Innovation' for our Camping Cocoons aka 'Glamping' by Outdoor NI. We would really appreciate your vote.
    Fancy the idea of camping.without the tent?
    Now you can in our eco friendly 'Camping Cocoon'. 'Glamping' or glamorous camping combines camping with some of the amenities of a home/hotel so you can enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors.
    Charlotte & The Team @ Carrowmena Activity Centre & Hostel would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

    Pasty Adventures
    www.pastyadventures.co.uk
    Winter Newsletter
    Flood in Newlyn
    What crazy weather we've been having down here in the Far West & across the whole UK. I hope everyone is ok and not been washed away! On the plus side it has been really windy and some good waves, making for plenty of kiting and surfing since my return from Ireland for the KSP where we didn't have enough wind to get a result. Still had some fun times and plenty of action outside of the comp. Ireland is an amazing place and if you've never been, I would advise a trip, if only for the Guinness! The school is now shut for beginner lessons until the spring, however we are still open for short private lessons when the weather is right. 2012 has been a mixed year for weather and with the state of the economy been a bit quieter for lessons than we would of liked. Still we had plenty of people learning to kitesurf with us down at Gwithian and Marazrion with an amazing 80% of students up and riding the board, gaining their BKSA Level 2 independant kiteboarder award after our 2 day BKSA course. I would like to thank Blake who has been doing a great job running things while I have been away on tour this year. The feedback has been great with a lot of very pleased students who have now joined the elite ranks of being a Kitesurfer! Over the winter I have some exciting projects in the pipeline, as well as running our coaching holidays. Please read on to find out more details along with what we at Pasty Adventures have been up to since September. I wish you a safe and merry December & hope to see you on a windy wavey beach sometime soon. cheers. Lee 'Pasty' Harvey
    Christmas
    Stuck with getting a present? We sell Gift Vouchers for all of our kitesurf courses. Perfect for someone who's looking at learning next year or we also offer vouchers for private coaching by the hour which runs all year. The perfect gift for the Kitesurfer that already has everything! Email lee@pastyadventures.co.uk for more info.
    If you have previously had a lesson with Pasty Adventures, then you are entitled to a special discount off new North Kitesurfing Equipment with our friends Westcountry Watersports. We have been putting the new 2013 Rebel and Evo through its paces for a while and both are amazing kites. There are also some great package deals available on the 2012 Fuse & Neo with various boards. Give them a bell on 01326 376363 or pop into the shop down at Mylor Yacht Harbour and ask for a Pasty Adventures special. Alternatively contact us for advice on which kit is best for you.
    Tara swim's the Dart 10k
    Well I did the longest swim ever (in the history of Tara Acton, anyway!). I was hoping to do it in less than 4 hours, but I finished in a fantastic personal best of 3 hours 7 minutes for 10 kilometres swimming down the river Dart! Was so pleased to see the end I did a proper sprint finish overtaking quite a few in the process :) we are doing well with the fundraising, achieved nearly �300, almost half way. Any contributions much appreciated please use the Virgin Giving page. Thank you for all you support, especially Pasty Adventures, Lee Harvey, Jane Acton, Simon Evans, and Uncle Alpaca Johnny and Aunty Julie. cheers ya'll. Tara xxx
    Lee Pasty on the KSP World Tour
    Lee finished in an amazing 9th place in the 2012 One Eye Pro, Mauritius. Only losing out to event winner Patri Mclaughlin in the non elimination round 1 and being narrowly beaten in round 5 by 3rd place finisher Sebatian Ribeiro. Unfortunately the wind didn't play ball at the next stop in Ireland and Lee could not find the funds for Hawaii which is running now, so we will have to see where his ranking ends up? For a full write up and pics check out Lee's blog and be sure to Like Pasty's Facebook page for all the gossip and news on his latest antics.
    Video Project
    Lee is currently looking for Sponsors as well as Videographers and Film editors for an exciting 4 part video/film series. Showcasing Kitesurfing and Culture around the 4 Corners of the UK, plans are already in place for the series to be aired on The Kiteshow. If you know anyone who may be interested in sponsoring or working on this project, please contact lee@leepasty.co.uk
    Technique Blog
    As well as writing a regular technique feature for Kiteworld Magazine, Lee has also set up a Technique Blog for regular kitesurfing coaching tips, including loads of pictures and video. The blog covers loads of stuff, from safety tips to the latest move in all aspects of our amazingly diverse sport. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out- http://www.leepasty.co.uk/technique-blog.html
    Thanks for reading and now that it's getting colder, please remember to check your gear and stay safe. If in Doubt, Don't go out! We hope to see you on a Pasty Adventure soon

    Gone Swimming
    www.goneswimming.co.uk
    Happy Christmas - and swimming in the New Year!
    Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year
    We would have put up some pictures from our moonlight swim a few weeks ago - but our cameras didn't really pick much up.
    Well we are winding down for a little break over Christmas, but looking forwards to some chilly swims in the New Year. Gabby has been very busy baking Bara Brith and Banana Bread as presents for people.
    It was lovely to catch up with some of you (Wouter, Keith, Peter, Viv, Anne, Carmel, Jamie... and some others I'm sure I've forgotten) at the Outdoor Swimming Society December Dip down at Parliament Hill Lido. It was very cool to swim in a shiny stainless steel pool. I managed to do the two widths, then sneaked back in again for the two lengths! It was a nice cold swim.
    We are back down to London for the Cold Water Swimming Championships in Tooting Bec Lido - on the 26th of January, so please come along to support the event and pop in to say hello too. We understand it is fully booked already.
    The week after, we are heading up to Windermere to ChillSwim - on the 2nd of February again another great event run by some really nice folk. If you're up that way, do come along.
    It is then back to normal for us and gearing up for our February trip to South Snowdonia - with bookings coming in for that one. It also looks like Anglesey is going to a popular option this year too. The calendar is on the website so:
    Don't delay - book your place today.
    Happy Christmas from both us, and if you are out & about for a festive dip - stay safe, take photos, and send them over to us. We love to hear about your swimming adventures. Dan & Gabs xx
    Top tips for winter dips:
    - Get in deliberately, and carefully. Go slowly, but don't stop - it only makes it worse!
    - Crocs & socks. Not stylish, but definitely easy to put when you are cold.
    - Put a hot water bottle (with hot water in it!!) in your kit bag. So when you get out after your swim, your towel is toasty, and your clothes are warm too! You can then warm your fingers and toes on it once you are dressed!
    Follow our blog for all sorts of advice, tips, and news.

    Mayberry Kayaking
    www.mayberrykayaking.co.uk
    December Newsletter
    An unusually busy month this November has seen us run a progressive sea kayaking course and a beginners course. Our winter dates are filling up fast so call soon to grab the spaces you want. If the date you had your eye on isn't there now that's because it's full! We've also started to receive bookings for next years courses so if you're looking to progress your skills, or to start sea kayaking then be sure to check our website for latest availability. This will be our last newsltter before Christmas so check out our special December offer and grab yourself a free t-shirt! Happy Christmas and we hope to see you soon. Mike and Shelley
    Winter Program
    January 5/6, 2013 - WW CIWW/ South Wales (3 places left)
    January 12/13, 2013 - Surfing and Rockhopping (4 places left)
    January 19/20, 2013 - WW Lake District (3 places left)
    January 26/27, 2013 - Sea Kayaking (4 places left)
    February 2/3, 2013 - WW Dartmoor (3 places left)
    February 9/10, 2013 - Rock Hopping and Incident Management (5 places left)
    February 16/17, 2013 - WW South Wales/ CIWW (3 places left)
    February 23/24, 2013 - Sea Kayaking (4 places left)
    March 2/3, 2013 - WW Cardiff Centre/ South Wales (3 places left)
    Call us on 01348 874699 to reserve your place on any of the above.
    Progressive Sea Kayaking
    This months course saw Sarah, David and Steve return and Damian come along to begin transfering his skills from Whitewater kayaking into a sea kayak. The forecast was perfect for this course, allowing them to practise turning on waves and ride the swell; we also squeezed an easy rocky landing. Click the links for the video clips. Next progressive course is 16th and 17th March and only has two places left so call in December to claim your FREE t-shirt!
    Free T-Shirt!
    Struggling to find your nearest and dearest the perfect gift? Purchase any of our courses or trips for them during December and we'll include a FREE t-shirt! All vouchers last the entire year of 2014, they can choose the date that suits them best.
    Beginners Sea Kayaking
    This month we introducd David, Dai and Norbert (from Poland!) to the wonderful sport of sea kayaking. Photos from the course are on our facebook page, but also check out David exploring the point of balance in a quick video clip. If you're looking to start sea kayaking then be sure to grab the last place our next course on March 9th and 10th. Do it in December and recieve a FREE t-shirt!
    November Newsletter
    October's News!
    It's the end of another month which means news of what we've been up to is ready! This month has seen us spend a week on the Greek Island of Kefalonia, a weekend coaching on Anglesey and the annual Teifi Tour weekend. Our winter dates are now filling up fast so if you have called us yet to reserve the ones you're interested in then don't wait too long!
    Happy paddling!
    Mike and Shelley
    Winter Program
    November 24/25, 2012 - WW North Wales
    December 1/2, 2012 - Pembrokeshire White water (3 places left)
    December 8/9, 2012 - WW South Wales/ Cardiff (2 places left)
    December 15/16, 2012 - Incident Management and Rockhopping (2 places left)
    January 5/6, 2013 - WW CIWW/ South Wales (3 places left)
    January 12/13, 2013 - Surfing and Rockhopping (5 places left)
    January 19/20, 2013 - WW Lake District (3 places left)
    January 26/27, 2013 - Sea Kayaking (4 places left)
    February 2/3, 2013 - WW Dartmoor (3 places left)
    February 9/10, 2013 - Rock Hopping and Incident Management
    February 16/17, 2013 - WW South Wales/ CIWW
    February 23/24, 2013 - Sea Kayaking (5 places left)
    March 2/3, 2013 - WW Cardiff Centre/ South Wales (3 places left)
    Call us on 01348 874699 to reserve your place on any of the above.
    Kefalonia
    A huge thank you to Steve and Steve for their compnay in Kefalonia this year. Sunshine, showers and thunderstorms were the menu for the week. It was so nice to paddle in warm waters and short sleeves! Look out for our next trip out there...
    T-Shirts �10 Each
    These are good quality fabric Fruit of the Loom t-shirts with the Mayberry Kayaking logo sown in. Men and Ladies cut in small, medium or large. Fancy a different colour? We can get almost any colour you can think of! Call 01348 874699 and we'll get one to you!
    Essential Sea Kayaking
    This weekend was organised by our friends on Anglesey and Mike was invited to go up and run a forward paddling session alongside Marcus Demuth, a moving water session on the Menai Straits with James Stevenson and an Anglesey Classic trip with Jim Krawiecki. A great weekend was had in the sunshine, photos on our facebook page.
    Teifi Tour
    This years tour started with Wil arriving early(!) and Steve succesfully running the Cauldron and the Pentrecwrt rapids. Photos are on our facebook page, but make sure you also check out Wil running the gorge at Cenarth for his first time!

    Errant Surf Holidays
    www.errantsurf.com
    New Surf Travel Book - Where's The Surf In Jan 2013
    Tweet And Win A Copy Of Surf Travel
    Surfers live to travel. The quest to find perfect waves is something that grips us all, young or old, novice or ripper. Now, from the publishers of Carve comes Surf Travel: The Complete Guide, a new book which covers every aspect of travel and exploration. Packed with information, practical tips and awesome photos, Surf Travel will inspire you to pack your boardbag and head off to find the waves of your dreams. We have five copies to giveaway this week (in time for Christmas!).
    Where To Surf In Jan 2013?
    January is a popular time of the year to head away from the cold dark winter (and turkey hangover) and head to the beach. Despite it being the Northern Hemisphere winter, good warm surf is not far away. The top surfing locations can be banded into two categories. Warm and Tropical. The best warm locations (summer wetsuit required) are Morocco (Taghazoute and Tamraght) and the Canary Islands, mainly Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. This time of the year air temperatures hang around 25c and consistent swells means a flat day is very unlikely. If you want to ditch all forms of wetsuits then the Tropical options with good surf include Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and Barbados. You can also get fun waves in Bali during this time. For more advice on where to go drop us a line and we'll be happy to help.
    Stay Cool, Stay Social
    Come hang out with us this December. Join us on Facebook and stay right up to date with the latest offers and flight deals. Check out more photos from our surf holidays and meet other like minded surfers (and surfers to be!). You could even win a luxury surfing holiday to Morocco.
    New Surfing Holidays for 2013
    Surfing & Yoga - Morocco
    Brighten up this winter with a tailored surf and yoga holiday in Morocco. No fixed arrival dates and no fixed length of stay, so you can come surfing anytime this winter. We have some of the best yoga and surf tuition in Taghazoute, Morocco. A week stay with all healthy meals, accommodation, sunset yoga, all day surf coaching and all your surfing equipment is only �420. What are you waiting for?
    Set Sail for the Maldives in 2013
    Grab some friends and set sail in the Maldives in 2013. Dusted across the tropical Indian Ocean the Maldives are a once in a lifetime trip for surfing friends. Tropical fun waves accessed by jumping off your own private boat. Prices on the Hariyana fleet have just been released for 2013. You can enjoy the Maldives for 10 nights on board, all meals, all soft drinks, surf guide, fuel and local taxes from �640 per person. Be quick as dates are booking up fast.
    Become a Surf Coach in Portugal
    Swap The Tube for a tube. Your suit for a wetsuit and come train as a professional surf coach and beach lifeguard this winter in Portugal. Our two week course incorporates the ASI Level 1 Surf Coach and NARS Beach Lifeguard Award, plus personal surf training, accommodation, breakfast, lunches, transport and airport transfers. Walk away with a new qualification which will allow you to work anywhere in the world! The course starts 12th January 2012 and runs till the 26th January 2012. Course cost �989. Limited spaces so contact us today.

    Hobie Cat Centre
    www.hobiecatcentre.co.uk
    Hobie Centre - Merry Christmas 2012
    THE LONDON BOAT SHOW
    12th - 20th January 2013 @ Excel Stand no. C152
    Our 2013 Boat show stand will reflect the unification of Hobie Cat Worldwide and we will be showing a selection of all the products that are produced by Hobie from catamarans and kayaks to fishing kayaks and SUP boards. Look our for the Kayak Angling Seminars on both weekends of the show from Hobie Fishing Team GB, where they will show you some of the tricks of the trade.
    HOBIE CENTRE NEWS
    KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST 2013 HOBIE NEWS
    Our YouTube channel now gives you lots and lots of the best videos of Hobie Sailing, Kayaking and fishing as well as plenty of technical information about the boats.
    We have now added 2 NEW Facebook Pages. So if you are already a member of our hobiecatcentre group, please like our new thehobiecatcentre and hobiefishingkayaks pages.
    If you are a twitterer, we are putting plenty of news on to our twitter feed please join in and Follow us
    IMPORTANT FACEBOOK INFO: We have noticed that on facebook if you are a member of a group you no longer automatically receive the posts, if you would like to continue hearing from us go to the top right corner of your facebook page click on the drop down arrow, then click on account settings, then notifications in the left hand panel, then you can edit which groups you receive posts from.
    HOBIE CENTRE LAUNCH
    NEW KAYAK WEBSITE
    Take a look at our new Hobie Kayak website www.hobie-kayak.co.uk with all the details and specification of the Hobie kayaks as well as Hobie Kayak Parts and accessories to buy online. We intend to extend the range of products available on this website in the next few months.
    EX-DEMO 2012 HOBIE KAYAKS FOR SALE
    Please call us on 01202 671661 for further details or call Steve direct on 07966 492 577




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