Combat Archery Class: Sunday, May 15, 2016

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Bangor Housing Authority
161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine

Want to do combat archery? Interested? Come learn how! This is class that will teach you the rules of CA, the weapon forms, ammunition requirements and a chance to try using different types of ammo to find what you may be interested in. Lord Speedbump will be teaching and Lord Thomas de Marr’ will assist with this great opportunity to learn. This class will prepare you for authorizing in CA, help you determine which style you might like and give you some hands on practice with the weapons form. We need more archers in the North Tower Infantry and Maine in general. One can easily take this class and prepared to fight CA at this years GNEW. You do not need to be an authorized fighter to take this class.

Learn more through the facebook group Combat Archery Class.

Not sure where combat practice is held each week? Visit the Endewearde website for driving directions.

The original writeup for this class announcement was written by Lord Thomas de Marr’.

Meeting of the Court of Endewearde Forests

There will be a meeting at the home of Lord Seamus Na Coille Aosda in Hermon on Sunday, May 15, 2016 beginning at 2:30 pm for the Foresters of Endewearde who are going to the SCA Middleground event in Canada on the weekend of May 20-22, 2016. This will be an opportunity to do any planning and coordination that may be useful prior to attending this event.

There will be a campfire in the back yard if the weather is pleasant. Otherwise we will meet inside. All foresters are welcome.

Infantry Endurance Training Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2016

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10 AM – 1 PM
Bring your own lunch & water

In February 2016 the Seneschal of the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient), Lord Thomas de Marr’, announced the opportunity for SCA members to participate in an Infantry Training Endurance Hike on the carriage roads of beautiful Acadia National Park.

Please consult a scan of the carriage trail map with the hike route posted on April 18th on the Infantry Endurance Training Hike facebook event  to learn where to park and where the route will take you. Lord Thomas de Marr’ indicates on this map that the hiking route will start at the Parkman Mountain Parking Lot on the North side.

The endurance training hike will be held on the Hadlock Brook Loop carriage road. This is a 3.9 mile circuit that features a pond, a waterfall, and both steep and gently rising grades. The Acadia Carriage Road and Hiking Trail Pocket Guide (page 27) describes access to this section of the carriage trails (paraphrased) as follows:

A mile north of Northeast Harbor on Rte. 198 is the stone Brown Mountain Gatehouse. Park in the lot just north of that. A short rise leads to intersection [18], where you will turn left. The carriage road continues straight and level for over a mile. It skirts Upper Hadlock Pond.Two right turns at [13] and [12] lead up one of the steepest carriage road grades in the system. But you will be amply rewarded for your efforts; awaiting you at the top is the highest waterfall in Acadia National Park and two of Rockerfeller’s loveliest bridges, Hemlock and Waterfall Bridges.

Hadlock Brook drops 40 feet and t hen cascades under Waterfall Bridge into a deep ravine before finally emptying into Upper Hadlock Pond.

The descent from the bridges to [19] is a gradual one, offering wonderful views of Hadlock Pond and the surrounding forests. Turn right at [19] and left at [18] to return to your car. If you prefer a gentle climb, reverse your direction for an easy ascent up and a fast trip down, finishing with the level path along Upper Hadlock Pond.

This loop can be reached from the Parkman Mountain parking lot one-half mile north of Upper Hadlock Pond on Rte. 198.”

The original map is the Acadia National Park map of carriage trails (pdf).

Last Combat Practice at Unity College for Spring 2016 semester

Sunday, May 8th, 2016 (1:00-3:00 pm) will be the last Adult Heavy List and Rapier Combat practice held this Spring semester at Unity College’s Activities and Gymnasium Building. Announcements for any upcoming SCA summer activities in the Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) will be made on the Canton of Wyndriche’s official website, the Wyndriche yahoo group (subscription required), and on the Wyndriche facebook group (public).

Contact the Seneschal of Wyndriche, Syr Cedric of Thanet at seneschal@wyndriche.eastkingdom.org, for more information on activities in the central Maine Canton of Wyndriche area, in the greater Barony of Endewearde and its’ cantons, and among our neighboring SCA groups.

You can find the Unity College gymnasium in the upper part of the Unity College campus map (pdf) under “Student Activities Building”.

Wyndriche’s regular weekly combat practices should resume in September 2016 once Unity College is back in session for a new academic year and practice space has been confirmed.