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[Debconf-announce] Sauna (followup)

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 08:26:20PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>I'm looking into organising a trip or 2 to a sauna in a nearby
>swimming pool complex. If you're interested, mail me *off-list* and
>let me know when you'd like to go.

I have spoken to the manager at the pool, and she was friendly and
showed me around. They have several sauna cabins arranged around a
cold plunge pool, and we reckon there is probably enough space for
20-30 of us at a time. If we turn up with enough people, they will
give us a group discount (GBP 5 per person instead of GBP 7). This is
apparently the first time anybody has asked about a group discount -
we're causing quite some interest... :-) The price includes a swim in
the nice 50-metre pool as well if you're interested - it's the pool
that was used for the Commonwealth Games in 1986 when they were here
in Edinburgh.

There are some rules though:

 * we won't be the only people around, so no naked sauna. I guess that
   means towels at least, or maybe swimwear. Sorry... :-/

 * in theory they have separate male and female cabins, but I'm hoping
   we'll be able to get them to relax that rule if we're not directly
   sharing cabins with other people

If we're going to turn up in large groups, then they would like some
warning. I'm suggesting two group sessions:

 * Tuesday evening (19th), 19:30 to 21:15
 * Friday evening (22nd), 19:30 to 21:15

and I'll set up 2 signup sheets for people shortly.

The pool complex is about 1 mile (1.5 km away). Feel free to head
along separately as well if you want. Details are on the web
(location, opening times etc) at:


Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt

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