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Messing Around On The River

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Who fancies a day on the river? I've rented us a 12 seater boat with a diesel engine for the day panic not you don't have to row!

I know its a little way off but they get really booked up, plus I didn't want us to be frozen half to death like we were on the punt in October!

We get on our boat in Broxbourne, which is easily accessible by train from London - details are below. This base is ideally located for exploring the scenic delights of the Lee Valley Country Park, which is the perfect place for combining our boating with bird watching (hmmm not sure if we shall be quiet enough!), walking & relaxing. The boat pootles along at 4mph, so its going to be a very relaxing, leisurely day. I'm sure we will have lots of giggles along the way.

The facilities on board include hot & cold running water, interior & exterior seating, wc, cooker with oven and grill, radio / cd player, crockery & cutlery. So I was thinking that we could take a picnic lunch with us and either eat it on board, or attempt to moor (is that the right boating terminology?!) and eat off the boat.

I think it will be a lot of fun.

Cost

The cost of the days boating is £25 per person, payable at the time of booking.
You will also need money for the train fare.

Travel

The nearest train station to the boating is Broxbourne. I shall meet the group at Broxbourne station.

The group will catch the 0958 train from London Liverpool Street which arrives at Broxbourne at 1022.

The cost of a return ticket is £12.60 but if you purchase your tickets together a group saver ticket (based on 4 adults) is £6.30.

I suggest the group meets by the entrance to Platform 7 (pretty central) at 0930 and then goes to buy tickets together to get a group saving.

Food

If everyone could bring something along for a picnic lunch then we shall have plenty to share.  To ensure we don't have 4 lots of sausage rolls and not a lot else can you please add a note to the site to say what you plan on bringing along?

I'll also bring tea and cakes for the morning & afternoon.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone fancy a cider festival in Bristol next weekend. I posted a suggestion. Check it out if interested.
    http://www.meetup.com/TheDaytrippers/events/131772132/?a=co1.1_grp&rv=co1.1

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great day with all the girls. Lots of fun though my back isn't so sure now. Thanks to all who brought the lovely food and helped with the locks and driving despite the rain. Good team effort. Look forward to another day of fun with you all.

    April 14, 2013

  • Nicole

    Great event for my first time. Had a wonderful time even in soaking wet in the rain. But that American girl who was driving, was she crazy? ;p

    April 14, 2013

  • Nadine S.

    Hey was good to attend my 1st event with this meet up.good laugh,chilled out day,happy start of the week end!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Ildi

    It was really great fun all around!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Louise G.

    Awwww thanks ladies, I had the bestest time. You were wonderful company. Look forward to seeing you all soon x

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Idyllic day! Fabulous company in a beautiful setting! The day was Mint! Thank you Louise! X

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so so much fun with an excellent crew...Haven't laughed so hard in a long time...thanks Louise!! x

    April 13, 2013

  • Katy B.

    Thanks for a fun day! Lovely to meet you all and will definitely do this and other trips again!

    April 13, 2013

  • Louise G.

    Such a funny day, I had such a great time. Fab company, loads of food and such a giggle. Thank you all for coming

    April 13, 2013

  • Neeraj Y.

    Hi Lousie

    I am new to this group, I think i am late today. Or still there is option ?

    Cheers
    Neeraj

    April 13, 2013

    • Louise G.

      Still ok

      April 13, 2013

    • Neeraj Y.

      I live in canary wharf, By the time i reach, it would be late :(.. Join you in next meetup.. have fun

      April 13, 2013

  • Nadine S.

    Hi I should be there by 10.20.cu soon!

    April 13, 2013

  • Wordy

    I'm here guys. In a long brown coat, curly hair

    April 13, 2013

  • Ana

    Iam at liverpool station wearing a pink jacket.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am running late. ETA at Liverpool street=9.21

    April 13, 2013

  • Louise G.

    Ladies I'm so so sorry for some reason I can only just see these messages now. I checked yesterday and couldn't see anything - very odd. Is everyone ok for meeting at the station to travel together??

    I'll meet you all at Broxbourne Station. Really looking forward to it

    Any more questions I can help with? Haha now I can see them I'll see if I can help L x

    April 12, 2013

    • Nadine S.

      Hi Louise I will be driving as mentionned to u last week end.will be there at 10.15.can u email me ur mobile?thanks

      April 12, 2013

    • Louise G.

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      April 13, 2013

  • Nicole

    Just as an FYI for the future 1 person can actually buy the saver group4 tickets ahead of time. You just need to make sure it's clear who are together. Also never heard how we're going to get 20 people on a 12 seater boat?

    April 11, 2013

    • Nicole

      Yetunde thanks for the answers. I just thought it was helpful info for the future for those worried about it. I thought if they already paid the £25 I doubt they wouldn't show up. But I'm happy to go with the flow.

      April 12, 2013

    • Nicole

      I guess I didn't see the message about the other boat. Good thing I was planing on bringing my lilo and a cooler just incase. lol

      April 12, 2013

  • Ana

    Hello!!! Looking forward for the trip!!!
    I haven't decide yet what to bring along for the picnic!!!
    Any sugesting!!!

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,

    Just checked the train line website. The train which arrives 10.22 leaves at 9.40 and has a change. There is a direct train which leaves 0952 and arrives 10.27 from Liverpool Street?? I am aiming to bring some salads with lentils & halloumi

    April 10, 2013

  • Louise G.

    hoping for sunshine

    April 8, 2013

    • Nicole

      Well they are saying that this is going to be the hottest weekend.

      1 · April 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, reason to feel a little optimistic then, so looking forward to it!

      April 10, 2013

  • Nicole

    Just wondering how the 12 seater is going to fit 20 of us.

    April 9, 2013

  • Laura

    My mum and I will be bringing sausage rolls :) cocktail sausages and crisps and possibly some wine x

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All set. I will bring a spinach and orzo salad

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    chips, dips and a cold bottle of white! looking forward to it. x

    April 8, 2013

  • Nicole

    Sounds great.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent news!

    April 6, 2013

  • Wordy

    Further to the email, I would like to join.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring green salad, ham, salt and pepper, lemon and olive oil. Very excited about it!

    March 26, 2013

  • Nadine S.

    Hi Louise could u confirm whether all people who have confirmed have paid so that I know I have got a chance to go or not?thanks,nadine

    March 15, 2013

  • Robyn

    Have a great deay out everyone - I will be in Birmingham flying the flag for Aus and New Zealand - off next weekend thank goodness

    February 22, 2013

  • clair b.

    Sounds lovely ... looking forward to some country air and meeting you all :) Il bring a bean Salad

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow - this sounds idyllic! Thank you!

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this part of the lea valley is beautiful, ive walked from Cheshunt to here as i live in Enfield. Not been on a boat here though. I may just join you.

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like another amazing day out...well done Louise!!!

    January 17, 2013

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