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Old 12 January 2003, 06:11   #101
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I haven't been to Plymouth for the last 20 years or so. As far as I can remember we would probably need a taxi to get to the Marina (however I may be wrong). DOES ANY ONE KNOW!!!! HEEEEELP!!
In any case transport will be OK (I think) as my wife, children (possibly will see how the weather is closer at the time) and Flankers partner will be driving down.
(They will charge extra for the warm bacon sandwiches and hot dogs though - coffee is free but there is charge for the suggar and milk LOLOL )
They can be the taxi LOLOL
Seriously now I also think that some others will be towing their boats down so they can short of assit us in going to and from the marina.
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Old 12 January 2003, 06:36   #102
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Here is a link to Mayflower Marina.
The Marina is just above the word "ferry".
For your hotel address in prospect, use Multimap and you will see the distance from your chosen hotel to the marina.
In general, I would say you need to drive, however, two points:
First is that the marina office staff will call taxis for you, no bother, the taxi ranks are v. close. and,
Secondly, there should be enough people around with their own cars to help us. When organising the South-West Cruise and the Scillies Cruise out of Mayflower, I don't think anyone has had to call a taxi yet !

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...multimap.y=110
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Thanks Brian. Could you identify 3 hotles you would find suitable,bear in mind some people are on a budget - thanks.
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We stayed in a hotel just off the Hoe last year on the SW Cruise. Can't remember the name but recall it was fairly reasonable prices. It was nice to have everyone in the same spot from a social and organisational point of view. Brian, can you remember the name?
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Er, no.
But, I have been looking around at the web and note that most places are going to be north of 70. This I think is too much.
There are two options.
One. I will go down to Plymouth one day next week and get details of 4 or 5 B&B type places that are together in the Hoe area. Each is likely to have only a few rooms, especially at that time of year, but at least we will all be in the same area.
The other option is to try to negotiate with a hotel like the Astor, who are on the Hoe, have lots of rooms but at the moment are maybe a little too pricey.
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Whilst appreciating that budget is a serious consideration (for me as much as anyone else) a hotel with a bar for resisdents has a large amt. of appeal - even more so if we are all staying there!!!

I have no knowledge of plymouth, so i'll go with the flow!

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Anyone know which Marina this is??
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Old 13 January 2003, 04:49   #108
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I'd hazzard a guess of Sutton Harbour Marina (left bank) / Queen Anne's Battery Marina (right bank)

http://www.sutton-harbour.co.uk/marina_sub.cfm?id=12
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Queen Anne's Battery (QAB). Other marinas in Plymouth are Sutton Harbour (which is to the right and up off that picture) and Mayflower which is the other end of Plymouth just before Devonport. Unsure of costs/slipway access at QAB but we have used Mayflower for previous SW cruises. Brian used to keep his boat there so knows 'em all!

None of the marina's are in easy walking distance to hotels really as most hotels are located around the Hoe. However as pointed out those coming by road will have cars and there's also taxi's aplenty!

Another option would be to try and block book cabins at the Mountbatten Centre. (Devon CC watersports centre) and try and come up with some deal including launching and mooring. Depends how busy they are I guess.

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Thanks Guys

Just looks nice....we are definitely using Mayflower though.
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