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Old 22 May 2014, 19:02   #1
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If anyone wants a bank holiday trip to Alderney, we're looking to head over to Alderney on Sunday morning, returning on Mondayafternoon.
The plan is to leave Bembridge around 9am Sunday morning so we'll be going with the tidal flow across the Channel.
We'll be staying on Blue Ray Saturday night in Bembridge if anyone's down the night before (maybe for the Priory Bay picnic) and want's to join us, or come and say hello.

No accommodation on Alderney booked as yet, but plan A is a B&B, Plan B is camping and Plan C is stay on Blue Ray (but it's not ideal as Braye Harbour only has swinging moorings rather than marina pontoons),
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(but it's not ideal as Braye Harbour only has swinging moorings rather than marina pontoons),


This is true, but you can decamp your crew and kit on the dockside (or at Mainbrace if not absolutely low tide) then go to your buoy and call up Mainbrace Water Taxi service and they will then pick you up and deposit you for a modest fee.
Anyone needing fuel will find Mainbrace have dockside diesel and a petrol station is a mere 200yds away (and fuel is cheap cheap cheap!).
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Hi Trevor

We are actually able to make this, have you started ringing around for b&b. How many of you are coming along ? Never been to Alderney before


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Old 23 May 2014, 03:33   #4
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We are actually able to make this, have you started ringing around for b&b. How many of you are coming along ? Never been to Alderney before
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Hi Chris
As it stands on Blue Ray will be me and Rick (16)
There is one other boat coming at the moment - a 6.8m Shearwater Cutter based out of Bembridge - hence why we're starting from there.

No - I've not rung round for B&B's yet - if you find anywhere available / reasonable price could you maybe let me know? (Booking the B&B is never high on my priority list as it's hard to do when out and about with work!)

Maybe see you Saturday evening in Bembridge?
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(but it's not ideal as Braye Harbour only has swinging moorings rather than marina pontoons),


This is true, but you can decamp your crew and kit on the dockside (or at Mainbrace if not absolutely low tide) then go to your buoy and call up Mainbrace Water Taxi service and they will then pick you up and deposit you for a modest fee.
Anyone needing fuel will find Mainbrace have dockside diesel and a petrol station is a mere 200yds away (and fuel is cheap cheap cheap!).
Thanks - that's what we normally do. By "not ideal" I meant that as our Shearwater only has a cuddy cabin (and a small bucket) , we do normally rely on using marina services more than maybe a yacht or "proper" Cabin Rib would do.
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We are actually able to make this, have you started ringing around for b&b.
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I've just booked a twin room (B&B) at L'Haras B&B L’Haras | Alderney – The Channel Island for Sunday night.
It's close to the Harbour Lights hotel if you end up there.

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Mainbrayce taxi channel 37

It can be a bit of a hassle, carrying cans to refuel but I sometimes I find the petrol a bit more competitive just up from the Inner-harbour at the petrol station there. Maybe worth checking.
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We will probably stay in Cowes tonight and leave early in the morning, scoot around to Bembridge to meet you at 0900 if that's still your planned leaving time. This way we can fuel up before leaving. Is it still just the three boats going ?
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Yes. That's still the plan and Yes - three boats going (inc yours).
See you at 9 on Sunday. Let's use VHF channel 08.
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