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Old 13 May 2018, 04:55   #1
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I was planning to head out to the Isle of May tomorrow but the more I read about the place the less appealing it becomes.
Does anyone know what the restrictions out there actually amount to..eg. you can't land, you can't go near the shore ?
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Old 13 May 2018, 06:53   #2
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The Isle of May is fine. There are wardens who will meet you when you land and insist on telling you the rules. No dogs allowed.
It's a good place to visit and give yourself an hour or two to wander around.
There is a landing ladder on the west side but it's not a good place to leave your boat, the better landing is a tiny harbour on the east side which has a jetty and it's accessible at most tide states by a small boat. It's not obvious from the sea, you drive in square to the rocks then turn left behind the outer rocks into a sheltered area. It can be a bit daunting if there's a big easterly swell.
The trip boat from Anstruther uses it frequently so you may need to share with it.
There is a submerged rock to look out for in the little harbour area, it's just off the jetty. Take care while manoeuvring, especially if you're on the outside of the trip boat.
Have a good trip. The Fifth of Forth can be surprisingly bumpy and the tide can run strong around the island.
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Old 13 May 2018, 07:36   #3
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Thanks for the info.
So not half as bad as all the "blogs" would have you believe.
Might just do this after all.
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this will help my stress levels I think John especially on a Monday
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Use the harbour on the east side, approach it from the south, line up the 2 white leading marks, you can’t go wrong. If your in before May Princess don’t go to far away, they will be there soon. Skipper will be either Alex or Stef. I would thing that Osprey will also be over sometime during the day. Roy will be skipper on that Rib. All sound guys who will do anything to help you. It’s well worth the trip just to watch the puffins.
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Nice day for it Enjoy if you go.
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Thanks for the info and encouragement.

The trip was cracking, weather perfect and we arrived just as the three charter boats were leaving so had the place to ourselves. Staff were excellent, even helping us moor up...Brilliant day... Video to prove it

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brilliant day out it was unusually calm
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Been out a few times from Sunny Dunny, then over to Anstruther for fish n chips, lovely day out and some lovely wee explores on and around the island. If you get in close to the cliffs on the west side, there are some wee sea caves that you can enter nimbly with the boat. You couldnít have picked a better day, looks like a millpond!
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Love the Isle of May ,,, there's something quite spiritual about the place
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