Reidy writes

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pieces of the puzzle

This is my first time blogging, please be gentle :)

Organising this trip has been like putting together a 10 000 piece jigsaw, but no doubt when the final piece is in place it’ll be worth it.  Originally the idea was for me, Bruce "Hoppo" Hopkins, Troy "Gonzo" Quinlan and last but certainly the Goofiest, Trent "Maxi" Maxwell to head to the UK to help spread the word about surf safety awareness.  

After "short talks" (excuse the pun) with our most vertically challenged lifeguard, Corey "Froddo" Oliver - who had been organizing some voluntary work with the awesome Swedish Lifeguards on both Gotland island and on the west coast of Sweden at Tylosand- we couldn’t not get involved too – extending our trip from 3 to 6 weeks. Yew!

Once we'd found all the corner pieces, no sooner did the wonderful crew at Virgin Atlantic come along and put them in place by telling us they would be happy to help out, now all we needed was a marketing team over in the UK to help out with all hard stuff in the middle! …Let me introduce you to the fantastic Deb and Liz from Owl Marketing:  they have been instrumental in setting up places to go, people to see and without them the UK leg probably wouldn't be happening (Round of applause!).

There’s still 2 weeks to go before we set off on the European leg of this adventure and planning for the UK trip is still going. There are many areas we'd love to visit, including Ireland, Scotland and the North West and we will be doing our very best to get to all those places. This what we have for you so far but stay tuned as the team at Owl Marketing are working around the clock to finalise locations and dates !

Europe Leg:
Reidy & Maxi
3rd July Flying Sydney to London.
5th July Flying London to Barcelona.
6th July Driving to Pamplona.
7th July Driving back to Barcelona.
Seeing the sights of Barcelona for a few days.
11th July Flying Barcelona to Stockholm.
Teaming up with Gonzo and Corey.
Seeing the sights of Stockholm for a few days.
13th July Ferry over to Gotland Island.
14th July The Boss Hoppo joins the Team on Gotland Island.
Training and hanging out with the Lifeguard Team on Gotland Island for a few days.
20th July Flying Gotland to Goteborg.
Short stay in Goteborg seeing the sights.
21st July Train Goteborg to Halmstad to Tylosand.
Training and hanging out with the Lifeguard Team at Tylosand for a few days.
26th July Train Halmstad to Copenhagen then fly Copenhagen to London.


UK Leg:
26th July  Drive to North Devon.
27th - 28th July Hanging out at North Devon for The Atlantic water sports games. Good times


7th August Rocking out to Good Charlotte concert at O2 shepherds Bush Empire.




63 comments:

  1. When you get up to Scotland, you drop me a line and I'll take you for a beer (or a dram)

    Have a great tour guys

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  2. Are ye coming to Ireland.

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  3. Amazing -see you in Bideford UK!

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  4. So nothing between the 28th and 7th of August? Plenty time to take a trip north of the border! ;) Hope you guys have a great trip!

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  5. 28th of July that is!

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  6. You guys should come to the netherlands!

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  7. Me and fiance watch you guys all the time and my Fance likes reidy, we want to meet all of you and take you for a beer in sunny arbroath :)

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  8. Drop us a line when you're in London and I'll buy you guys a beer!

    Lou x

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  9. Amazing! I live about 2 hours away from Devon! Can't wait! :)

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  10. Please please please come to bonny scotland!

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  11. Wow, busy schedule! Have fun!!!

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  12. You must be kidding me.... are you comming to Sweden, Gothenburg... when I'm off to Australia?
    Well, hope to see you at Bondi Beach when you're back, cause I'm staying a whole year in Australia! ;)

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  13. Sydney to London (via Hong Kong)? If yes, take a photo of HK and post it in this blog for your fans from HK please!

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  14. What!? You are in Gothenburg in the same day as I am!? That is so cool, I live in northern Sweden but are staying a few days in Gothenburg :D That just made my day.

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  15. ah wow! i gotta try and see you guys in Gothenburg then ;) tylösand might be harder, longer way for me to go ;D

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  16. Come to Troon for a round of golf, it's beautiful and right on the coast, we can't promise you big surf but it's well worth a visit!! :)

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  17. In the days between London and Barcelona at the beginning can you i come and see you? I fly out of London to go on holiday to Sydney on 26th July for 3 weeks- can't believe I'm gonna miss you in my home city! :( such a massive bondi resc fan!

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  18. Story Reidy!

    Serious trip ye boys got on yer hands! Sounds like a bit of craic!

    I'm a lifeguard on the West Coast of Ireland in County Galway, feel free to drop by our huts any time...

    Enjoy the trip!

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  19. Come to Jersey in the Channel Islands - we have some of the best beaches in Europe! Also, you have loads of fans over here :)

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  20. You're flying into London on the 26th, as we're flying off to Sydney! So sad to be missing you. Might see you at Heathrow?

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  21. yhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, come to Finland please :)))) serioustly it's next to Sweden = not THAT far away... but yeah it would be SOOOO cool.. btw. Finnish people might get a bit confused by the accent ( cuz their/our English is really bad hahah :))

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  22. I have to agree with Johanna, I also moved to Sydney from Sweden and then you go there...Not fair!!! haha ;)

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  23. Where will you be from 28th to 7th? Any chance of bumping into you in London or Bath?

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  24. You should come over to Ireland :D

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  25. So your not visiting Holland then? Too bad! :) Have a fun and safe trip!

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  26. FORT WILLIAM in the Highlands!!!

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  27. Why do you guys only go to Scandinavia and the UK? There are so many fans in Holland. Could you please come next time? Have fun though

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  28. Got any meet and greets going in London? I promise to buy you all a drink. Sue

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  29. come to ireland there are so many people that watch your show any time its on and love how passionate and dedcated you's are to life saving :) irelands is close to london , i think you's should try your best to come :) ♥

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  30. Cool, hope to see yous in Scotland, have a fab time which i am sure you's will and know you's will be made very welcome whereever you go

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  31. Amsterdam would very welcome you!

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  32. hope you try some english grub like roast beef dinner with yorkshire pudding, clotted cream tea, cornish and irish cider, oatcakes, fish and chips from the seaside just toname a few

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  33. have a great trip and next time maybe come to holland?!!

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  34. Hope to see you in wales if you come:)

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  35. Dear Bondi Lifeguards,
    I am your biggest fan and I am so glad that you can come to our country! I wish you were south east way! Btw I fancy you all (especially Maxi!) :P :) luv you loads xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  36. I'm so happy that you are coming to Sweden but it's sad that i live so far away from the places you are going to. you should really come to Malmö (sweden) they have a children show every morning all summer long and you could learn the children about water safety :)

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  37. Wow!!! Have spectacular Trip there, guys!!!
    Cheers,
    Rosa

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  38. Wooow!!!??? I live 30 min from Tylösand :) This is amazing!!! Thanks for not forgetting us :)

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  39. You deffo need to fit in the north west (of Wales that is) on my island of Anglesey (royal Anglesey) apart from wills and Kate living here there are beautiful sights and surf clubs lush beaches !! You guy could teach the locals a thing or two in surf safety as there are big rips on the beaches that locals don't even know about!! Please come to Wales x jess x

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  40. 7th July Driving back to Barcelona..after run San Fermines!!

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  41. Hey there boys, u should all come to the north east to a town called Saltburn by the sea, which is better known as the surfing Mecca of the north east, we have surfing comps and all sorts here and believe our summer lifeguards could do with a hand!!!! Xxxxx

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  42. If you do make it to Ireland you should come to the west coast. The beaches are the best with the wild Atlantic crashing in. Big waves, surfers, rips, swimmers who totally ignore the lifeguards, you'd feel right at home. Banna Strand in Co.Kerry and Lahinch in Co.Clare are popular surfing beaches, but there are many others. And of course we do welcomes really well. Come see us for "the Craic and a pint".

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  43. While you're in the UK I hope you make it to Pembrokeshire in south west Wales. We have amazing surf beaches and stunning scenery. Would be great to see you guys here! Its the only coastal national park in the UK - so its got to be good! D x

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  44. :D All my friends think you guys are fab! I luv bondi and I think that you are soo hot! Its a shame that you are going to Devon not down SOuth Eastern way..... lots of love your biggets fan xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  45. Fcuk me sideways, you're coming to Scotland! Woo hoo! You will love it. Try and find some time to see some of our breathtaking scenery here. Enjoy :-)

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  46. My lovely daughter Selina is your big fan! I will let her go to Stockholm to visit you on july and maybe I must come with her :) We would have loved to have you here in Finland too!

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  47. Jessica, Stockholm SWEDEN25 June 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I´m so happy to see that you will spend so many days in Sweden! I´m spending the hole summer in the archipelago here in Stockholm (definitely worth a visit!!).

    I recommend you to go by "paddan" (http://www.stromma.se/en/GOTEBORG/Tours/Paddan/Boat-Tours/Paddan-Roundtour/) in Gothenburg, when you get there. I always do that when I go to Gothenburg. It is a small boat that goes on the canals in Gothenburg. A very nice way of seeing the city.


    Hope you will enjoy your stay in Sweden!

    Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden

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  48. Hey! it's so exiting that you come to barcelona! i'm very glad that you guys come to my city.
    there's a visit in barcelona that tourist don't do, it's go to the tibidabo theme park. it's the oldest theme park and it's situate on the top of a mountain, and next to the park there's the collserola tower, it's like Sydney sky tower but over the top of the montain. and the views you have there are amazing you can see all barcelona under you feets!! and more beyond!
    if you guys need more information can contact with me on victor.lirio.sanjose@gmail.com
    enjoy the trip!

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  49. Hey Guys!
    I´m from the Gold Coast and live here in Barcelona and I just want to give you a handy hint. You guys are gonna love it...there are so many cool bars and things to do. The thing I wanted to tell you though, is to be careful with all your stuff. So many people don´t realize this city is full of thieves and almost everyone on holiday/not on holiday get´s robbed...weather it´s your wallet in your pocket, phone on the table, bag at your feet/hanging off the back of the chair..it will go. Really, they are like magicians! Don´t let me put you off though, the city is amazing and you´ll go nuts! Just keep your eyes peeled, that´s all. I´ve seen it happen to so many people and would hate for it to happen to you guys.
    Anywho...have a blast!
    Vicki

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  50. Hey Reidy :) You're UK leg is looking a little limp!! The RNLI guards are on the beaches now and i reckon after Devon you should come rock out the waves Pembrokeshire has to offer! Rachel.

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  51. whats the story lads :) whats dates are u guys coming to ireland and what part?? (i would recommend dublin) why not go to the heart of ireland :) hope u guys enjoy your trip :) and maxi keep up the good work on the english accent :) lauren x

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  52. When you visit us in Stockholm you can't miss going to "Skansen". There you can see wild Nordic animals like the brown bears, mooses, wolfs, lynx, seals and so on. You can also see more exotic animals. Skansen also have buildings that is built in typical swedish style. :)

    If you come to Skansen the 12th of july you can see the preperations for the recording of the very popular television programme called "Allsång på Skansen". There you can listen to many well known swedish songs and music that is popular right now. For exampel on the 12th both Veronica Maggio and Eric Amarillo will be there:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZwz3yxS9I&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1C7Hf0gEkU

    Here you have two clips from "Allsång på Skansen", Tuesday 28th of June:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of4Ksgetj4M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhH8Ld25BNg&feature=related

    Skansen is located in Djurgården, you can get there by either tram/trolley, bus, ferryboat or by walking.
    http://www.skansen.se/en/

    I hope you have a great trip around Europe and thanks for the best TV-show ever. ;)
    /Ellinor from Sthlm

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  53. #facepalm Monday 4th July and Tuesday 5th July I'm working from 2pm-10:30pm on both days !
    Have fun though you two yew ! Xoxo

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  54. Hooooray your on your way! Safe Journey guys xx have a fab time, you'll love it! Hope to see you in Devon Gemz xx

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  55. Hope you have a really good trip and I hope I might get to see you and have a picture and autograph! I wish you coulld come to my school!
    I love u guys sooo much
    Lots of love your biggest fan xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  56. Awwwww Ur probably in the air as we speak!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ur gonna love the UK its a great place apart from the weather.. Hope ur gonna pop over to east coast come to traditional seaside town called Great Yarmouth u dont get much more british than a seaside holiday and a kiss me quick hat and stick of rock!!! LOL Just as well u pay ireland a visit as they always seem to be the ones ur pullin out of rips!!! PMPL!! Have safe journey boys and enjoy urselves xxxx

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  57. Oh yeah some English sayings!!! If someones a `Chav` thats not a good thing means rough or common. Reem = great. Blinding = great. Minger = ugly. Chubby chaser = u like fat girls. if some one says shut up, they dont want u to shut up they mean they cant believe it. Oh yeah and when in London dont eat tripe, or jellied eels they are grose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mwah xxx

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  58. why not norway?? ):

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  59. Welcome to the Uk boys, thanks for bringing the weather with you, so pleased for you, you look like you are having a fab day, I'm following you on twitter too and I'm so excited for you, wish I was on a road trip, loving the photos, keep them coming, love as always, Gemz xxxx ps fush and chups lol xx

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  60. Photos are fab guys, keep them coming, loving it. Enjoy Spain, can't wait to see you back in the uk, hoping to catch up in Devon, loads of love, your doing a fine job Gemz xxxxx

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  61. Awwww Reidy pls pls pls tell me you are going to watch the surfing at Croyde Bay when at the Atlantic Watersports games, I've just managed to book a few days there, I'd so love to catch a glimpse of you and shake your hand. Looking forward to a few days in North Devon with my mum and relaxing after all my exams. So hope to see you there :) xx Gemz

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  62. Come to Essex we have a beach Southend-on-sea but it should be Southend-on-mud most of the time haha :) x

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