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Old 17 December 2004, 16:08   #91
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Thanks Dan,
I'll let you know if I venture out tomorrow if I made the right call. Just checked forecast again they now say gusts to 37 MPH.
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Old 17 December 2004, 16:25   #92
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I think you have made the right call as well ;let me tell you it is still blowing some and whether your boat is sub 5 or 8 plus it does not look too pretty for tomorrow;my only point was really to say that you don't need to put it off cos it might be dangerous but put it off cos it 'll be lumpy cold etc etc and as Daniel says whats the point in having a crap day
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Old 17 December 2004, 16:29   #93
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Do you go out from Harwich area Phil? it would be great to meet up sometime if you fancy a spin.
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Old 17 December 2004, 17:06   #94
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for the last three years I have berthed at Woolverstone ;I live about 20 minutes away -Higham-I realise my profile is misleading since I work in London and had put it as my base ;all my x channel stuff has been from Woolverstone -the crew prefer to go by sea than by trailer ;prior to that in the late eighties I lived in Luton but kept a boat in Essex Marina on the Crouch.So the East Coast has been the "patch "for a long time

I'd be delighted to partner up some time in the new year -steady cruising with a bit of lunch somewhere is the game.I would be happy to cruise in company even x channel ;the biggest problem is time

A couple of the guys I travel with on the train crew and navigate;even our xmas lunch without boat has a maritme feel ;last year we flew to Newquay and went to Rick Steins for lunch with a trip on the Rock ferry.This year we went to Nice and enjoyed a bit of late Med sun.So I don't go looking for the rough stuff although it has found me a few times but the Humber has proved a capable friend.

I am not intending to renew at Woolverstone next year because quite frankly family commitments do not justify the price; berthing is the easy turn key option and the risk in not renewing is that I won't be bothered to launch even though I can manage it single handed from Levington or Woolverstone if pushed and if the elements are kind .an organised trip is different cos you've made the effort to be there.

Next year or maybe the year after I am looking at keeping the boat in the South of France for a part of the season -preferably early or late season.I will be based in Nice ;a lot of people miss out on this city becaus they head to the more "fashionable" beaches but it is a great 4/5 day destination with great shoppping restaurants etc. and quite apart from the Riviera ,Corsica is supposed to be fantastic and is about 80 miles away. I have been in Nice a lot in the last 8 weeks and it is amazing how you might extend w/e cruising (not crowded or busy) into November /December with blue skys and moderate temperatures. With Sleazy Jet operating year round from Stansted Luton and Gatwick it is a real possibility;any way more of that in later posts
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Old 17 December 2004, 17:30   #95
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hi Wayne hope you will join Carole and i at our new gite just outside La Rochelle we hope by the summer to have organised a summer mooring in marina but understand there is quite a waiting list through the proper channels but my brother in law who is area sales manager for sfr feels something could be arranged we have heard this is considerd to be the new cote-d-azur
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Old 17 December 2004, 18:25   #96
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well mr. no fear are you having a bit of a steffi ?

if I were you try Les Sable D'Olonne although about 35 miles away from LR has a good slip at very reasonable prices and a few vacants (no waiting list) and also gives you the opportunity to go north wheras LR going south is a bit limited non?
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Old 17 December 2004, 20:02   #97
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Bradwell Sunday

Since Levington's off, there's a good chance that Phil Davies and I will launch from Bradwell Sunday. Come at your own risk!!
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Old 17 December 2004, 21:57   #98
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Well now you've called it off, maybe next time i'll be able to come down and bring the SIB with me, if its welcome as it hasnt got a hull
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Old 18 December 2004, 04:41   #99
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Hi Phil .Not at all reading your thread just made me look forward to the better weather and the trips over to our new recent purchase in france.Thanks for the info.We have 4 children so probably keep at the moment to around our intended area to keep travelling time down
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Old 18 December 2004, 05:42   #100
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apologies no fear- my mistake

there's no doubt you have chosen a beatiful area .I visited Les Sables for a week in 3 different years and cruised around a bit-entering the old port in La Rochelle in my own boat was an experience
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