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    Pure Adventure
    Pure Adventure Christmas Voucher Offer
    Christmas Special!
    Not sure what to get them this year? Let them choose their own adventure..
    Pure Adventure is offering 50% off activity sessions bought as a Christmas gift voucher to be used in 2013.
    This offer is for one month only, and it finishes Christmas Eve. In order to purchase the special 50% off festive vouchers, you will need to follow this link:, and enter the Christmas promotional code - XMAS12 - on the order summary page.
    If you would like your voucher printed and posted with our Pure Adventure Christmas card, just select the First Class postage option rather than email.
    Vouchers can be used toward any Pure Adventure Activity, providing a fun and unique experience!!!
    Buying a gift has never been so easy.
    Visit our website to purchase this special voucher which you can have emailed or posted to you.

    Pasty Adventures
    Christmas Prezzie Ideas
    Ho Ho Ho. Only a week to go. If you are stuck for present ideas we have a few suggestions just in time for the last post!
    Gift Vouchers
    We offer Gift Vouchers for all of our Kitesurfing Courses including Private Tuition by the Hour. Perfect for the kitesurfer who has everything.
    All details on the website or email
    Apres Hot recovery drink
    Apres is a delicious hot chocomalt recovery drink which tastes great and goes down a treat after a cold session on the water.
    For a limited time you can get a 10% discount in the online shop with voucher code pasty.
    Go to for more info and to buy.
    Perfect stocking filler ;)
    Resin 8 Surfboards - �240 new
    Lee's long time sponsor Resin 8 surfboards are no longer making boards due to a number of reasons.
    There is a limited stock of the original Epoxy boards which work amazing as surfboards and on the kite.
    At present a few Sam Egan 5'10 & 6'2s, Tokoro 6'3 & 6'4, plenty of Guns and semi guns and 1 Tokoro 6'2 x 171/2 quad kiteboard with inserts and extra glass.
    Details on the boards can be found here -
    Total price delivered with insurance is �257.50 or you can pick up from me for �240.
    Last day to order these is Thursday 20th dec.
    be quick as going fast in smaller sizes email
    Have a great festive time and an amazing 2013.

    Poole Windsurfing
    Windsurfing Christmas Presents
    With a wind forecast like the one below you could think Poole Harbour had been teleported to Maui, Hawaii. The only thing missing is the warm temperatures, which is maybe why you would be better off buying a Poole Windsurfing Gift Voucher whilst staying warm & toasty this Christmas! Whether giving a windsurf gift voucher to someone you know or just as a treat for yourself, it will be something to really look forward to when the weather warms up this coming spring. Don't forget we have an amazing 2 for 1 offer on our Full Beginners Windsurfing Lessons, which is a great way to get you & a friend out there learning how to windsurf and making the most of the summer months!
    Christmas Gift Vouchers - 2 for 1 Windsurfing Lessons
    Why not solve your Christmas present hunting the easy way and grab one of our 2 for 1 windsurfing lessons as a gift voucher? The offer is running again this year for December only, so grab yourself a bargain & take the effort out of your Christmas present shopping! Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something you can look forward to next year? Get ready for a great summer of windsurfing, working on your tan & having a laugh in 2013... Like most sports windsurfing is best learned from someone who really knows how to break down the learning stages & provide you with the key learning blocks. Your progression is just so much quicker when you have windsurfing lessons to get you through the basics & onto improver & then advanced windsurfing skills. Learn to windsurf with a friend & split the saving between you or give 2 Christmas presents for the price of 1, either way this really is a great deal that should not be missed! The details of this windsurf offer can be found at our Special Offers page. Happy Christmas from Poole Windsurfing & hope to see you all on the water next season!

    Clearsky Adventure Centre
    Fun Halloween ideas from Clearsky! Nightrider and moonlight hikes...
    Clearsky Nightrider.... it's BACK!
    Try something new and fun this winter! Make the most of the longer evenings and come along to the Clearsky Adventure Centre for some moonlight Mountain Biking at Castle Ward! Fun trails suitable for all abilities and all equipment available to hire - great fun for everyone! Only a few spaces left for this Thursday 1st November! Book NOW! Call 028 437 23933 for more info, office hours 9 - 5 Mon - Fri.
    Watch the firework spectacular in Newcastle and raise money for Meningitis Research!
    Meningitis Research, in conjunction with the Clearsky Adventure Centre, are offering you the best seat in the house this Saturday to see the amazing Firework Spectacular in Newcastle...from the top of Slieve Donard! Don your walking boots and prepare to be entertained, whilst raising money for a great cause! Avoid the crowds and the busy streets, see the stunning Newcastle area by night and watch the superb firework display. Do something different with your friends and bring them along! Saturday 3rd November, 5pm. Contact us for more information: Phone us: 028 437 23933 (9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday).
    Christmas Experience Day Vouchers...ON SALE NOW!
    The perfect gift for anyone who loves a little fun in their lives! Memorable, different and easy to wrap! Be organised early for Christmas this year and give a present that lasts a lifetime - fun and happy memories! Vouchers can be used all year round and can be purchased for either Clearsky activities (including the Strangford Sea Safari) or as a value to be put towards any of our activities.

    Strangford Sea Safari
    Christmas gift ideas with a DIFFERENCE!
    More and more people are giving experience days as gifts at Christmastime - they are memorable, unique and fun. A great idea for the person who has everything, so if Dad already has bundles of socks and Mum already has loads of lipstick, why not treat them to something different this year?
    Our gift vouchers can be purchased as either Strangford Sea Safari trips and Clearsky activities themselves or a value which can be used towards the cost of any of our products, giving you the flexibility of choosing how much you spend.
    There are some great family packages available from just �55 and lots of different trips and activities to chose from, so there is something to suit everyone and every budget!
    To find out more please call us on 028 437 23933 or email

    Edith May Trading Company
    Happy Christmas!
    Christmas Tea Room openings
    This weekend is the final Tea Room of 2012. The barge will be re-opening on 10th January, with 'Happy Trails' playing some country and blues music on Friday 11th (1930hrs, �8.50 -
    Christmas Gifts
    Any gift voucher purchases made before 12pm on Monday will be hand delivered (Medway and Swale area only), ensuring that your gift arrives before Christmas. Vouchers are accompanied with a presentation card and envelope and a letter outlining the day. Vouchers for Cream Tea and Lunch Cruises, Fully Catered Day Charters and Barge Match Days are available, purchased through the shop -
    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Carols sell out/ Medway Open Studios
    Christmas Carols
    The Christmas Carols have sold out! The next available gig aboard the barge is the 'Happy Trails', on 11th January, playing Americana folk music. Tickets available through the website or on board the barge.
    Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival
    This is a new festival for Medway that the Edith May Trading Company is pleased to be associated with. This Saturday and Sunday (8th and 9th), artists houses and studios are open to the public across Medway, selling original items of arts and crafts. It provides a great opportunity to pick up some bespoke Christmas presents. Check out the Makers Market at Sun Pier, Chatham or browse the numerous artists at Nucleus Arts Centre or in Rochester. Full details on the Festival website -
    Jubilee Barge Match DVDs now available
    Jubilee Medway Barge Match DVD
    This year's Match was filmed by director Simon North, who was aboard the Committee boat for the day. The film captures some thrilling racing between the barges on this commemorative occasion, including the 'Edith May'. Making ideal stocking fillers, DVDs are priced at �12.50 and can be bought on board the barge or through the website at
    Skinners Rats
    Following hot on the heels of their rodent relations, the 'Hot Rats', 'Skinners Rats' are playing aboard the barge on Saturday 1st December. It will be a great evening of classic folk music and we look forward to welcoming them aboard once again. If you would like tickets, there are still some available and they can be bought through the website ( or on board the barge.
    Gift Vouchers for Christmas
    Vouchers are available for 3hr trips, Fully Catered Day Sails and Barge Matches, should you be looking for a special present this year. Please view the shop for more details.
    Latest News
    Carol Evenings - Update
    The Shanty Carols on Friday 14th December have sold out, with a second night on the 15th December now available and tickets selling fast! The second night replaces the scheduled Classical Carols, which has unfortunately had to be cancelled. Dave Scott's 'Traditional Carol Evening' has only a couple of tickets remaining. Please follow the link to purchase tickets -
    Other music nights
    Next week's 'Hot Rats Duo' have almost sold out. Playing on Friday 23rd November, the duo features the fiddler from the original 'The Wicker Man' film. There are still tickets available for Skinners Rats, playing on Saturday 1st December. Tickets are �7.50, music starts at 1930hrs.
    CRY Fundraising Day - Tuesday 27th November
    There will be a fundraising day aboard the barge on Tuesday 27th November, raising money for the British Heart Foundation and CRY. The barge will be open to the public for tea and cake, 1030-1600hrs and there will be a bring and buy sale and a raffle.
    2013 Sailing Schedule
    The preliminary schedule for 2013 can now be viewed online. If you are considering booking a trip next year and would like a particular day, or are thinking of joining us for a barge match, we recommend get in touch early.
    Tea Room Open, Carol nights announced, A Royal Presentation...
    Tea Room Open
    Now open 1030-1600hrs, Thursday-Sunday, throughout the winter months.
    Carol Nights Announced
    The hugely popular seasonal music nights are back once again!
    'Friday 14th December - 'Shanty Carols' - 'Swinging the Lead' sing shanties and carols, telling the story of a man at sea over Christmas.
    Saturday 15th December - 'Classical Christmas' - Arian Aghababaie plays classical Christmas pieces on the piano, accompanied by the lead violin in the Bristol Orchestra.
    Wednesday 19th December - 'Traditional Carols' - The original carol evening, led by local legend, Dave Scott and his band of Merry Musicians.
    All tickets can be bought through the website at
    Other Music Nights
    Fri 23rd November - 'Hot Rats Duo' -
    Sat 1st December - 'Skinners Rats' -
    Fri 11th January - 'Happy Trails' -
    Fri 25th January - 'Camine' -
    National Historic Ships Award Ceremony
    The Edith May team were delighted to receive the Flagship award from National Historic Ships at their presentation ceremony aboard HMS Belfast on Wednesday 24th October. The Princess Royal handed out the certificate, complimenting the barge on a very busy season.

    Hobie Cat Centre
    If you haven't been down to see us this year you may not be aware that the Hobie Centre has moved from the beach into the Rockley Watersports building. We are delighted with the change as we have been able to join forces with Rockley Watersports and offer our customers better facilities and hopefully a better service. (We are also pleased because in the winter their building is considerably warmer than ours was!)
    Some of you may already know that as of the 1st of September Hobie Cat Company acquired Hobie Europe. The joining of international forces will unify the brand image, accelerate market expansion, focus the product offerings and enhance Hobie's strong positition in global sailing, kayaking and fishing markets.
    THE LONDON BOAT SHOW 12th-20th January @ Excel
    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, fishing kayaks to SUP boards and apparel.
    Have a look at the new Hobie Exclusive video on you tube which shows you all that you can do for you monthly membership. The video shows you some of the fun members have had in 2012. If you would like further information on Hobie Exclusive membership have a look at the website at
    If you planning a hen or stag do,a big birthday or an incentive for your staff, have a look at our adventure days website to see what we can offer, you can try Hobie Sailing, Hobie kayaking, Stand-up paddleboard races, powerboating and dinghy sailing. Our collaboration with Rockley Watersports means that we can now cater for 20+ group sizes. Take a look at the video, We can make a DVD like this for all the team to take home with them at the end of the day.
    We have spent a good deal of time this year working on our you tube channel so it 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 to our facebook presence. So if you are already a member of our group please get on there and like our new pages and
    If you are a twitterer, we are putting plenty of news on to our twitter feed so follow us here.....
    Take a look at our new Hobie Kayak website 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.
    We have created a brand new website for easy ordering of your Hobie Cat Parts- take a look We are now able to offer a larger range of spares to be ordered online. Look out for the range of 2nd hand spare parts to be added over the next month. We welcome your comments about our websites.
    Next year we are proposing to have the first meeting of the Hobie Island Club UK at Poole, so if you have a Tandem or Adventure Island, look out for an email in January with full details and a date for your diary, the event will include a race from Rockley Point round Brownsea Island and back as well as evening entertainments and a GPS treasure hunt around the harbour.
    Many of you will have followed the progress of our UK fishing team who travelled out to Austin Texas in October for the 2nd annual Hobie Fishing Worlds. Hobie certainly know how to organise an event with brand new Hobie Pro- Angler 12's -(fully kitted) provided for all comers. Thank you to Dave Morris, Ian Harris and Rob Appleby for doing such a great job representing GB and especially to Dave Morris for his fantastic blog of the event. Next year we will be running a number of qualifying events to select Team GB for the Worlds- further details to follow......
    EX-DEMO 2012 HOBIE KAYAKS FOR SALE- Please call us on 01202 671661 for further details or call Steve direct on 07966 492 577
    If you would like any details on any of the events or products listed just send us an email

    Boots N Paddles
    Keeping In Touch - Autumn 2012
    As the summer season calms down a bit, we can reflect on a busy year but have already got big plans for 2013. One of our highlights this year was entertaining both Mumford & Sons and Deadmau5 while they were in the area for Rock Ness this summer, both times at Aldourie Castle. With grand plans to expand into the Scottish Central belt and a 5-star award for TreeZone to tell you about, we can hardly contain our excitement. Read on to find out more...
    We're expanding again and need your help
    A couple of years ago we launched our aerial adventure course, TreeZone in Aviemore, expanding and diversifying our activities in the Scottish Highlands. We're now very excited to announce that Ross Boardman has recently joined us to help set up and run a new mobile activity operation in the Scottish central belt. We'll offer a number of activities at a variety of locations across the central belt of Scotland. This is very exciting news for us, but we have a lot of work to do over the winter months to be ready for a 2013 launch. Watch out for more news on Facebook and Twitter about what we'll be offering and where.
    We need your help
    If you live in the central belt we want to know what your favourite outdoor activities are and where your favourite venues can be found. Perhaps you'd like to see some other outdoor activity in the area that's not already available? Please drop us an email with your thoughts. In addition to this, as some of you already will know we are a long-term activity partner of the Scottish Youth Hostel Association (SYHA). They have recently opened a new pier facility at Rowardennan Youth Hostel (Loch Lomond) to encourage groups to arrive by waterbus. If you would like a group activity residential with a difference, based right there on the Bonny, Bonny Banks then give us a call to discuss.
    TreeZone gets 5-star Visit Scotland rating
    This is huge news for us and well-deserved recognition for Beccy and her team in Aviemore. Since opening two and a half years ago, TreeZone has continued to offer customers a great experience and one which they remember for all the right reasons. TreeZone is now one of only 4 Activity Providers in Scotland that hold the 5-star accolade. Congratulations to the team for all their efforts and to continued success in the future.
    Off-road Segways
    Our Segways have been off-roading all summer to the delight of many a visitor to the Rothiemurchus Estate. We've also taken our Segways up the A9 to Aldourie Castle for a wedding, giving the guests the chance to enjoy the estate from a different vantage point and to Eden Court in Inverness for the Highland Spotlight Event recently. We'll continue to offer pay-to-play Segways (and archery) sessions throughout the winter in Aviemore. If you want to try them out check the Rothiemurchus website for available sessions or contact us if you'd like to try our Segways somewhere else in Scotland (for group bookings only). Our Segways are available for bookings across Scotland.
    Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society took on the Spey
    Some adventurous WDCS supporters recently took on a River Spey Canoe challenge to raise funds for this worthy cause. The group weren't experienced paddlers, so there were perhaps some pre-expedition nerves to deal with too. Guided ably by our instructor Ross, and accompanied by Pam (from our office), the group made their way through Speyside by paddle power, camping along the way and honing their new-found paddling skills as they went. With some big standing waves along the way not everyone stayed dry for the duration of the trip, but with big smiles as they arrived in Spey Bay, it seems they all had a great time. We don't know how much has been raised yet but hope that the WDCS coffers are swelling like the Spey does in spate! The WDCS hope to run similar fund-raising expeditions in 2013 so make sure you keep an eye on their website if you think you'd like to have a go yourself - this trip is not just for experienced paddlers. There's also a trip report telling you a bit more about how the expedition went.
    Whitewater Sledging
    As you'll remember from the last newsletter, our long-awaited whitewater sledges arrived in early summer. Having been checking out venues and training staff, we took our first booking in August for a fun-seeking family who did gorge swimming and whitewater sledging in the same day!! Talk about a full-on day! We've now got a few great venues (2 near Inverness and 1 near Aviemore) which we can't wait to show to customers. If you're still not sure what it's all about check out this video footage to see it for yourself. Thanks must go to our New Zealand based friends Serious Fun River Sledging who dropped in to see us for a couple of days to give us some top tips and share some of their considerable experience.
    Free Prize Draw
    Congratulations go to our latest winner, Fiona Henderson from the village of Farr. She'll be heading off to TreeZone with our compliments to find out why Visit Scotland has just rated it as a 5-star Activity Provider. For the next draw we're offering another 4 passes for TreeZone to one lucky subscriber of our newsletter. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is keep on subscribing.
    [Please note that the passes are not exchangeable for cash. The draw will be made after Friday 30th November 2012 and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Boots N Paddles reserves the right to publish the name of the winner in the subsequent newsletter, on our social media pages and on the Boots N Paddles' website].
    Bits 'n' Pieces
    - October School holidays: Archery, canoeing, Segways and Treezone will all be available at the Rothiemurchus Estate during the school holidays. For more information and to book online.
    - Remember, we work closely with the luxurious Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, offering great hospitality and activity packages for businesses or groups staying at the hotel. Call us on 0845 612 5567 to find out more.
    - Many thanks to Inverness Chambers of Commerce for organising the Highland Spotlight Event, in Inverness on the 12th September. We made lots of new contacts and had some fun in the process.
    - Gift vouchers: Looking for ideas for a birthday or Christmas present? Why not treat someone to a Boots N Paddles' activity voucher? You choose the amount that you want to spend, and the lucky recipient can redeem it against any Boots N Paddles, activity, holiday or day out. Give us a call on 0845 612 5567 to find out more.
    - Canoe, kayak hire & shuttle service available year-round If you'd like to hire equipment from us find out more on our Canoe hire web page.
    - Fancy a canoe holiday? Find out more about our Great Glen Canoe Trail, and River Spey holidays or join our Early Morning Wildlife Canoe Trip.
    - Heading for the outdoors? Remember to have a look at the Scottish Outdoor Access Code or the Paddlers Access code if heading out in a canoe or kayak.

    Errant Surf Holidays
    Christmas Gift from Errant Surf
    Happy Christmas & A �25 Gift For You
    From everyone at Errant Surf we would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and an awesome new year filled with surf, sunshine and good times.
    As a special read of our e-newsletters we would like to extend this merry cheer with a �25 voucher code for any of our international surfing holidays. The voucher can be used anytime in 2013 and is exclusive for you. Just use "xmas25" anytime you contact us. We are open over the Christmas period and New Year, so if you get tired of EastEnders drop us a line.
    Have a great one!
    Apocalypse Advice for Surfers
    With the world edging ever closer to what some believe could be the end and with only days till the catastrophe that will see the planet and its inhabitants destroyed, Errant Surf has issued some guidelines and advice for surfers.
    1) Do feel free to drop in on friends from now on. Take all the best set waves. You won't be needing friends after December 21st.
    2) Do book all your time off work before the 21st December and go catch some winter swells.
    3) Don't worry about dropping off your board to have its dings fixed.
    4) Don't lend out any wax, you probably won't get it back.
    5) Do surf early, surf all day and surf at night. Less than ten days and the forecast is looking good.
    6) Do let us know if the world ends for you before us, tweet us @errantsurf
    7) Don't go to the French village of Bugarach to be saved. Go live it up in Hossegor instead.
    8) Don't pay full price for your 2013 surfing holiday. Instead book any surfing holiday in 2013 with a 25% deposit. Then its win/win. If everyone survives you have an ace holiday to look forward to and if we all don't you can contact us for a full refund.

    Surf's Up! Polzeath
    The weather has been playing havoc on the beach. The hurricanes in the USA have been sending through substantial surf, as big as I can remember. Tales of snapped boards and big wipe-outs are the go. And the rain last week, flooded the Valley Caravan Park and the stream cut a 3ft deep meander through the car park. Quite a mess. Oh and we had a big tide that came right over the road a couple of weeks ago.... it's all been going on.
    The Surf's Up! 2013 Calendar is on the press as we speak (limited edition of only 200 this year)... you can pre-order on 07760 126225. Some of our favourite photos (like the one above) of Polzeath taken throughout the year assembled in a desk top format. Looks really great, we're pleased with it. Would make a nice Chrissie pressie. I always think the surf lesson vouchers are the go for Chrissie pressies, something a bit different - three to choose from depending on budget. They're available from our on line shop on the gift page along with our hoodies and lots of other great pressie ideas.
    And the Beach House is still available over Christmas. If you fancy turkey with all the trimmings and then a walk on the sand, there's no better place....Christmas tree with baubles included! If asked nicely, Wailin plays a mean Santa. 07760 126225 or email us to discuss further. Sleeps ten.

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