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    Hi, I start at Fleetwood on the 4th of February and was wondering what there is to do there, I know I'll be working and revising and there isn't that much free time, but on the weekends you do get off what do people normally do? Also, is there a gym or area for bikes so I can stay in shape? Thanks.

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    I'm hoping to do some paddling but also go home on some weekends
    'Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans'

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      Most weekends, Alex, the adventure based training officer runs canoeing/kayaking/sailing sessions at the marine lake. Weather dependent.
      Wednesday and Thursday evenings you can swim/kayak in the pool onsite (depending upon availability). Also there is a chance to go skiing/snowboarding in Manchester with a few college staff once a week for six weeks. There's a fair bit to do, other than visit the local wildlife spots in Fleetwood...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by moose View Post
        other than visit the local wildlife spots in Fleetwood...
        You can be arrested for that sort of thing you know....

        http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013...n_3948244.html

        (How do you encourage a sheep?)
        I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by moose View Post
          ....other than visit the local wildlife spots in Fleetwood...
          I think that that is a fair description of the pubs and clubs in the area. Keep your eye out for the hippocrocomoose. Common in clubs and bars but more difficult to see after a few pints!

          Ian
          "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
          "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
            I think that that is a fair description of the pubs and clubs in the area. Keep your eye out for the hippocrocomoose. Common in clubs and bars but more difficult to see after a few pints!

            Ian
            I don't know about hard to see, but often heard before being seen!!
            Good news for February intake... the Wyre Light is REOPENING!!!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moose View Post
              Good news for February intake... the Wyre Light is REOPENING!!!!!
              Wyre Light re-opening... Amazing and horrifying all in one.

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              • #8
                When i start in Feb , im planning on going the gym , and going to see either blackpool FC or Fleetwood FC in football , something to do i guess or go home , or go town for the day as im very familiar with blackpool , 10 min drive away

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                  Also i dont know if this is stupid or not but is there half terms , on the website it says there is which are :
                  February Progression Week

                  Finish - Friday 14th February
                  Return - Monday 24th February
                  Easter 2014

                  Finish - Friday 4th April
                  Return - Tuesday 22nd April
                  May Progression Week

                  Finish - Friday 23rd May
                  Return - Monday 2nd June
                  Summer Break

                  Finish - Friday 20th June

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by moose View Post
                    I don't know about hard to see, but often heard before being seen!!!......
                    Aaahhh - brings back memories of my cadetship in Liverpool - many the night in the Cabin Club they were beautiful until they opened their mouths! LOL
                    "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                    "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                    "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
                      Aaahhh - brings back memories of my cadetship in Liverpool - many the night in the Cabin Club they were beautiful until they opened their mouths! LOL
                      Birkenhead maritime college by any chance?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moose View Post
                        Birkenhead maritime college by any chance?
                        No, Riversdale College in Aigburth. Ocean Fleets had their training offices on the site as well. A place called Aulis. All gone now - replaced by housing.
                        "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                        "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                        "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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                        • #13
                          Near the cricket club? I lived near there in my 2nd year of uni... Shame it's gone!

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                            Thanks for replies. I live in shields and did the pre cadetship at stc and the best (and I suppose, the worst) things about stc is there's 7 different pubs within minutes of the college and the hair dressers and beuticians. Quite easy to get distracted

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by moose View Post
                              Near the cricket club? I lived near there in my 2nd year of uni... Shame it's gone!
                              Yes that is right. Sometimes if we had nothing to do we would sit and drink beer and fall asleep on a warm afternoon on the cricket ground!

                              Use to have nice chips with gravy from Wongs after a few beers in The Kingsman!

                              Ian
                              "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                              "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                              "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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