27 May 2021 - Back to normal? A turnout of 13 met at The Rose & Crown in
Halstead, well actually one met at the appointed place - the 12 others were down the lane due to the
parking situation. It was good to see our two working members joining us, namely Matthew and Martin. President
Roger led us off and within half a mile we had to double back as he missed the footpath! At around 2 and half
miles Fred, Dave W and BN took the shorter way, and less hilly one, to The Bulls Head in Pratts
Bottom. A most welcome pint in the pubs garden awaited us all. Duly refreshed we made our way back to The
Rose & Crown via a flight of, what seemed like a 1,000 steps... Four others were already there to
make a total of 17 dining. A very good and very large meal was enjoyed in our normal relaxed fashion. The
shorter krawl was around 4.5 miles and the longer one 6 miles.
Present: Roger (President), BN, Drew, Jim, Phil, Dave W, Rae, Fred, Chris, Martin, Matt, Gareth,
Ponti - Apples, Dave C, John and David H joined for lunch (13+4=17)
Apologies: Stan, Ken & David A (3)
29 April 2021 - similar to the last krawl which was way back in October... As
the regulations had been relaxed we ventured forth on our first krawl of 2021. Meeting, once again, at
Blackheath's HQ 10 krawlers split into two groups of five and wandered over the common to meet up in the back
garden of the Greyhound on Keston Common. The fitter group were led by Chris who went via Bluebell Wood (Well
Wood) - they arrived at the half-way only a couple of minutes after the less-able group which had been led by
the BN upto and around the Ponds. Everyone agreed that it was most satisfying to be in a proper pub and
drinking out of real glasses, let's hope the future months will be as enjoyable. We then headed back to
the HQ for another helping of Fish & Chips which Apples had organised in our absence. PohLeng organised our
dessert along with lots of custard, cream and ice cream - we wished her a happy birthday!
Present: BN, Dave C, Drew, Jim, Phil, Fred, Rae, Dave W, Roger, Chris - Ponti
& Apples joined for lunch) (10+2=12)
Apologies: Ken, Gareth, David H, Dennis, Stan, David Arnold, John Butler & Matt
Because of the lockdown, due to the Covid-19 virus, we had to cancel the January,
February & March Krawls.
Maybe spring time will be OK?