We all want trips to happen, be well run and enjoyable. However, it’s a lot of work for one person to take on, especially when they don’t always need to.
Every trip needs a trip leader, but it doesn’t mean the leader needs to organise it all. Often they have all their own boats and gear, so everything about organising the preferred boats/ paddles/ spraydecks/ buoyancy aids and assorted kit onto trailers, arranging lifts and so on is really being done for you at a the cost of the trip leader’s time.
You can help. You don’t need to be 4* to start organising a trip, you just need to have an idea for a paddle you’d like to do and be prepared to put a little of your own time in to make it happen.
If you’re interested let one of the Committee know.
The other thing about trips – it depends on the weather and who’s available. Use the forum to keep up with possible trips, make suggestions for locations, get involved.