Originally Posted by gotchiguy
You have a way with words far more subtle than mine
It is a free world, but a massive amount of planning goes into this trip. I have a very minor role, but even just emailing the dutch and french about setting it all up takes quite a bit of time. For Martin it is a huge amount of work
All points well made and if I've offended anyone I apologise. It certainly was not intended. I am fully aware of how much goes into planning such events and, were we to join you, we would make our impact as light as possible by both helping with the planning and effort and by being self dependant. As it is, the concensus from our lot is tending towards independance, mostly as it is the first channel crossing for most and the sense of acheivement will be much greater for them if they make it work for themselves.
Despite all the banter, we are a friendly lot (I think).
From what I've seen on here I'm sure you are all perfectly friendly, nothing wrong with banter, it's a sign of a healthy forum
If you want some real antagonism have a look on the YBW forums, blimey, knives drawn as soon as a post is made
Anyway, as I said earlier I'm sure we will cross paths at some stage, with a merry wave and hopefully a beer somewhere.