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Old 21 December 2009, 05:40   #81
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OK I'll look at both this week. There had been some talk of increased fees in Ardglass bit I'll check it out.

As for what shed Willk - you'll be lucky!! Have you counted them all? I'll give you a clue - it's white!

BTW there'd be a greater chance of getting the TV license - an that's slim!



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Used Ardglass marina slip during the summer for a trip to IOM if memory is right about 6 or 7.00 for launch + recovery
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What's your experience of it been like, Brian?
Went there earlier this year.
Seemed a nice place. Small, friendly. Only charged me a 1 for every hour I stayed. V. adequate launching facilities. Car/trailer parking outside Marina office. See couple of photos I took................
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Old 13 January 2010, 11:16   #83
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Anyone else going from Whitehaven, looks the shortest distance from up North?
Hi Chewy, if this comes off I may well be up for it, happy to launch at Fleetwood, Whitehaven
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Anyone else going from Whitehaven, looks the shortest distance from up North?
Hi Chewy, if this comes off I may well be up for it, happy to launch at Fleetwood, Whitehaven or wherever
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Hi Chewy, if this comes off I may well be up for it, happy to launch at Fleetwood, Whitehaven or wherever
Hi, if I am going I will launch from whitehaven also.
Drop me a pm closer to the time and we can go together.

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I will be looking at booking B&B soon for the Isle of Whithorn launch site. Has anybody else decided to launch from there for the IOM trip. By that time it is possible I will be coming from either Oban or Inverness as a start point so meeting up would be handy rather than going the whole way both on the road and by sea myself.
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One thing after another and I only got to Ardglass and Killough today to have a look.

Killough is out. Slip very short and heavy weeds and some rock after the end of the slip.

Ardglass is a possibility. No one at the Marina today to talk to but a friendly fisherman working on his boat gave me the run-down. The Marina can launch you by forklift for 5-10. (and no doubt same for recovery too). I will phone them this week to discuss.
As Brian has shown in his photos there is a slipway. Friendly fisherman says he would not use it - but I think he may have been thinking I was going to launch a bigger fishing boat. Slip is very steep. 4x4 use only I would suggest. No parking at the top of the slip - public road. Slip has a slight turn on it but does launch straight into the harbour and is a long slip.
There is plenty of parking at the Marina and other public car parks nearby. The harbour is well marked and well used by the small fishing fleet. Many boats fish IOM waters.
Ardglass is only approx 45mins from Belfast on good access roads.


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One thing after another and I only got to Ardglass and Killough today to have a look
Good man! Well, we have a BFO 4x4 so no worries there. The forklift thing might be good for a laugh though - especially if they keep the rigs parked somewhere?

Keep me in the loop.

(BTW, saw this post after the PM, so there's one for you )
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Dont forget to let me know if/when you are coming.
Would never do NOT to have a welcoming commitee would it?
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