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Old 28 January 2008, 15:57   #11
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Ok Change of plan, Rock (Padstow)to the scillies, not so far to drive and better facilities at first site Chris will explain,
Eh?!!! Have you ever been to Cornwall? The only way to come ashore on that stretch of water is on a surfboard.
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Old 28 January 2008, 16:09   #12
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After talking to Matt about this trip I am of the mind that a w/e would not be enough time to really enjoy the trip from Fowey as well as have enough time to enjoy the Scillies seeing as you are looking at close to 89NM each way if you take the scenic route following the coast.

I would like to suggest an alternative venue of Rock in Cornwall to depart from which is about 67NM with a stop off at St Ives about 30 miles into the trip.

I know of a campsite there where the trailers could be stored and I am pretty sure the beachmaster at Rock could give us morrings for an hour whilst we got ourselves sorted trailers dropped off etc.

A starting point for an itinerary could be as follows..

Friday
12-00 head out of Rock
14-00 stop off at St Ives for Lunch
17-00 arrive at St Martins Campsite

Saturday
Spent exploring !

Sunday
10-00 set off for home run
1-30 Fish & Chips at Padstow
3-00 Load up and head home sunburnt & happy

I have deliberately kept it vague as lets face it if people are driving down on Friday the timings may drift a bit.

The St Martins Campsite have a chalet which may be available for those of you who can't face a night under Nylon. http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/...ite/index.html

Tides are looking good as we would be right on Neaps and high tide would be 2-00pm so ideal for St Ives and also good for the Scillies as we would be arriving at about mid tide.

I would plan to go down on the Thursday afternoon to enjoy a couple of beers and not have to face a drive down early on the Friday although I imagine for most it would be Friday?

Matt and I will be there, who else is going to make it a date?

I would think any takers will need to book space at the campsite on St Martins to be safe and also moorings which I am finding out more details on.

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Old 28 January 2008, 16:14   #13
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Eh?!!! Have you ever been to Cornwall? The only way to come ashore on that stretch of water is on a surfboard.
Mollers, I thought it was possible to moor up at St Ives is that not the case?

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Mollers, I thought it was possible to moor up at St Ives is that not the case?

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The whole of the North Coast is very tidal and open to Atlantic onshore swell (surf) 67Nm over there will feel like 100 in small ribs unless you get well offshore. There will be no fuel available, the harbours dry out and sell ice creams, fish and chips and not much else. The Cape Cornwall to Sennen leg would be particularly exposed.
By the way, we do the Scillies out of Falmouth which is 18Nm west of Fowey. With a bit of tootling around the islands we clock up over 200 Nm per round trip. This might be worth noting for your fuel calcs. Fuel on the Scillies is mega money and complicated to obtain.
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The whole of the North Coast is very tidal and open to Atlantic onshore swell (surf) 67Nm over there will feel like 100 in small ribs unless you get well offshore. There will be no fuel available, the harbours dry out and sell ice creams, fish and chips and not much else. The Cape Cornwall to Sennen leg would be particularly exposed.
By the way, we do the Scillies out of Falmouth which is 18Nm west of Fowey. With a bit of tootling around the islands we clock up over 200 Nm per round trip. This might be worth noting for your fuel calcs. Fuel on the Scillies is mega money and complicated to obtain.
Well we won't have a problem with the harbour drying as we will be arriving at high tide, fish and chips sounds great!, I like ice cream too! If we top up tanks at St Ives then we should not need to buy too much fuel at the Scillies

Why don't you join us Mollers you could show us around !
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Well we won't have a problem with the harbour drying as we will be arriving at high tide, fish and chips sounds great!, I like ice cream too! If we top up tanks at St Ives then we should not need to buy too much fuel at the Scillies

Why don't you join us Mollers you could show us around !
I'll meet you over there via the South coast.
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Stayed at the camp site opposite Fowey last year great area we did over 400 miles in the week, East to Salcombe and west to the Runnel Stone, south to Eddystone Rocks we we’re lucky and had good weather light winds and flat seas.
I would think that a trip to the isles of Scilly would be very weather dependant (you would need to ask a local who’s done it) and at least on the south coast you can go to other places instead of looking at the waves crash into the north coast. The distance going from the north or south looks to be very similar to me if you go as the crow flies over water
We got fuel in Salcombe £1.39 litre & Mylar £1.27 litre and I believe you can get it in cans in Looe at high tide as the garage is next to the harbour but I haven’t done it.

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I might not be up for this yet-various reasons. Normally I'd jump at the idea but at the moment I can't commit to anything.
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