Pete, no problemo about the photos. I've been out in me rib all day and ventured round to scratchells. Its really nice in there although the swell made it impossible to land. You can easily get close enough to drop someone off though (even though it is very deep close in) but I think it may be near impossible to lay an anchor because the bed in just hard chalk and weed (i tried and dragged)!
There is no fishing net and if you go into the corner there are no rocks by the beach, just shingle. It would definately be worth a trip into the bay because its quite something sitting under the cliff.
Also, When navigating around the needles, it may be worth nipping through the gap in the stacks (unless of course you want to go round the lighthouse, but this may be a bit rough, but probably worth it). If you go through the gap stay to the right and go slow. Watch for rocks on the left and a huge very shallow rock on the right. Not sure what state of tide you need to get through though, just approach with caution I guess. Not sure whether you would be going round the whole island if you took that shortcut!
Despite the fact it was a very nice calmish day today, there was still quite a bit of chop around the headlands on the way down to the needles...quite tough going today, especially with 3 in my boat!
I warned the habour today that ribs might be coming in for fuel although I made it clear that you might well not. All they said was don't come in all at once because there is no where to moor 13 ribs waiting for fuel!
Hope thats a help. Good luck tomorrow and I might well see you out off yarmouth somewhere. Look out for me (but if i'm not there don't wait!)!