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Old 10 July 2009, 12:20   #1
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Anyone out Saturday 11th July?

Hi All
We were planning a Cherbourg trip this weekend with Biboa but due to a wet and windy cross channel forecast this is now off.
Is anyone else planning on a more local cruise? Poole, Chichester, anywhere round the IOW?
The forecast for the solent is Cloudy with maybe just occasional showers, 14 - 15 MPH SW winds. High Water is about 14.35 so if anyone fancies a trip up a creek for lunch I'm open to suggestions.....
We are planning to launch from up the Hamble mid morning.
On Dizzy Lizzy it'll be just Rick (age 11) and I.
Anyone up for something?
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I might be out if it's not hammering it down. Will be accomanying (flying shotgun) a friend with his new boat whilst he gets used to it.

I'll give you a call on 16 or 72
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I'll be out around lunch time, doing sea trials with my mate in his speedboat
Launching from hythe or crosshouse, be on 16.
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As the forecast has changed to more persistent rain, Rick opted for going to the cinema with a friend so billy no mates (me) is left furniture shopping with Pam!
Wish I was out on the water though.
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Wish I was out on the water though.
You really don't! I don't know what the weather is like with you but here in Bournemouth/Poole it's a constant fine drizzle. (Although possibly being out in the boat despite the rain would prove cheaper than furniture shopping with Pam!)

Forecast for tomorrow looks brighter though and hope to be out and about. How about anyone else?

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Forecast for tomorrow looks brighter though and hope to be out and about. How about anyone else?

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Ah - the original forecast was heavier rain for Sunday - but if this changes to brighter I'll certainly try to get out. I guess it will need need reviewing in the morning. Were you thinking of coming across our way? (ie towards the Isle of Wight?)
High-ish water is between 12.00 and 17.00 so maybe a lunch run up a creek somewhere? Is Christchurch worth visiting?
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Is Christchurch worth visiting?
I like to think so ! I'd say you will be fine in & out anytime between 10 am & 7pm.

I went over to the boat ( in the drizzle) and its pretty miserable out. Sunday still looks very rainiy on my forecast. If you come this way let me know I may manage to get at least one boat wet & meet up for a drink . I know I owe David one.

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Is a totally miserable weekend so far.....Isn't it? Not one for a Summer cruise.
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I like to think so ! I'd say you will be fine in & out anytime between 10 am & 7pm.
Sunday still looks very rainiy on my forecast. If you come this way let me know I may manage to get at least one boat wet & meet up for a drink . I know I owe David one.
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Currently (10pm Sat night) the forecast for tomorrow is cloud with sunny spells - no rain in sight!
Pete - if we go for Christchurch can you recommend anywhere specific to head for for lunch?
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Now significantly later on: so far as the forecast is concerned the rainy things have certainly fallen off the cloudy things on my Met Office chart and the colour of those cloudy things has turned to white.

Unfortunately, in the real world, it is still raining heavily here (I could have boated home from Christchurch where Mrs A was warbling in the Priory this evening). I'm not convinced that the Met Office has got it right (and I've left her there with a view to collecting her on the boat in the morning ). (Not really!)

I can confirm that Christchurch has many good places to eat: unfortunately, very few (or rather none of which I'm aware) at which to moor and go ashore. That makes the incentive poor for me and my entrance rate (1 out of 3 attempts) is on the low side. It does help having the entrance buoyed at this time of year but you still need to run broadside to the waves for a stretch which is OK if you know where you're going and the waves aren't too big!

I'm going to give the weather another call in the morning but am keen to go and, all things being equal, fancy the idea of being shouted at by the harbourmaster at Ashlett Creek tomorrow which (weather permitting) should be accessible from 1.15 pm with a view to trying The Jolly Sailor (oo er matron ).

That will give another notch for me (the harbourmaster's shout rather than the jolly sailor!) but perhaps we could meet somewhere beforehand if your're launching earlier?

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