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Old 05 August 2004, 07:08   #171
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Do you mind if a slighty bigger rib comes along too ?

Should have space for extra fuel cans if anyone is worried about space or weight.

If its really flat calm how about lunch just south of the Needles on the little beach tucked right in against the cliffs there. Called Sun "something" Would have to be flat calm but good for snorkeling and swimming as its out of the tide and a real sun trap under the white cliffs.

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Old 05 August 2004, 07:15   #172
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ask biggles

he is the officer in charge of this trip and its is a sub 5m bash

with a little 5m +
and some 6m
and us small boats will be out class by you big boys yet again

pete its open to all and will be very nice to meet up with lots of fellow ribneters

and have some fun

see you sunday

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Old 05 August 2004, 07:18   #173
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tis called scratchels (not sure of the spelling) bay. A few nasty rocks in there and I have seen, from the top of the cliffs, a fishing net stretched across the bay....watch out!


you will also get some swell coming in which could be problematic when trying to get from boat to beach, especially since there seems to be lots of fallen boulders just under the surface.

Never been there in a boat but this is from standing on the view point and looking down!

Alum bay could be a better bet, although it maybe crowded (or it will be crowded!) but it is nice and deep close in. Only a gravel beach though.

Hope that helps.

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Old 05 August 2004, 07:20   #174
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Pete,
I'm pretty sure my dad(Biggles)won't mind but he'll be on here after seven when he gets home from work if you want to ask him.


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To be honest with you all i dont think this should be restricted and anyone who wants to come along they should be made welcome, yes the outset was for some small boats to go around in company and safety but in my experience there is always different sizes and lenghts of boat on these types of cruise, and it just makes for a better day, after all the more ribnet members out there the better the pics will look on Monday morning

If were going snorkling i'mm have to make sure i bring my snorkel and wet suit
maybe i'll bring my spear gun too
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does that mean i can come,i will stay at the back and promise not to get in the way
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Thanks guys, see you Sunday. Think the Jackeens are about too.

Tim, any chance of some digi photos from the cliff top looking down before Sundays cruise ? I was thinking of achoring off and swimming ashore with the BBQ.

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Glad your going Pete....Might need your Disco .

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Old 05 August 2004, 08:23   #179
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Pete,

I could give it a go. I might pop up there tonight if there is going to be a sunset.

If you guys are thinking of stopping for a while on the NW coast (alum, totland, colwell...all good beach for a bbq and a swim, although the sea breeze will tend to blow straight in and they all may be busy!) I may be tempted be buzz round in my little flatacraft to say hi. I could bring a donut and wakeboard too if wanted. Can't Guarantee anything though so I don't at all expect anyone to wait for me or make arrangements to stop in a certain place!

If a final decision is made as to where you guys will stop then I might pop over. Or, I might go up to the view point at the needles and take some pics of you all blasting through. In which case I will wave and whistle and jump up and down in a random and frantic manner!

If you have any other questions about places to stop (I know a lot about west wight beaches ), or anything you think I might be able to help with then I'll be glad to help!

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Old 05 August 2004, 08:25   #180
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Just seen your edit pete. Swimming with a BBQ?! assuming its a disposable one, I think this may prove problematic when you come to light it ! Alternatively, I could parachute some BBQs off the cliff!
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