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Old 24 April 2009, 11:39   #1
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Bristol > Lundy > Padstow

Just got back from Rock after taking TimeBandit down via Lundy Island yesterday.

Left Bristol at 6.00am to get through the lock then had a nice run in calm sunny conditions until Minehead when it got a little more choppy then headed on for Ilfracombe and Lundy for Breakfast got there at 10.00am radioed ahead and had a plate of Bacon Sandwiches waiting !.

Final leg from Lundy to the mouth of the Camel was about 45 NM and after about 10 miles of heavy going as we headed towards the coast below Hartland Point it settled down to a large swell which we rolled along past Bude and Boscastle until we got to the Camel.

Really great trip covered 130miles and used 145 litres of fuel and only about 1.5 litres of oil so proved how economical the E-tec is even though we managed to average 28 knots according to the GPS.

Have really got the appetite now for some more long runs...
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Old 24 April 2009, 18:39   #2
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Sounds like a great cruise mate,spot on with the weather-and not bad fuel economy either!'Jake' said you did'nt hang about!Only buisness commitments kept me from comeing,glad you had a good time.
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Old 25 April 2009, 02:44   #3
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Sounds very nice will be doing similar trip soon, allways end up at lundy and food in ilfracombe,,

set of point burnham on sea, out with the tide, minehead to porlock bay is allways an interesting swell, and full of nets more often than not
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Old 13 May 2009, 04:13   #4
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Sounds a great trip Chris - did you trailer the boat back then ?

I spent a 'slightly' slower weekend going down from Tewkesbury to Sharpness lock
& back. Havent taken the plunge yet through the lock but will be following someone
through and down to Bristol in the next few weeks, where my boat will then live for
rest of the summer. So I'll keep a look out on here for any rib cruises in the Bristol/Estuary area. Ivan
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