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Old 08 September 2010, 15:31   #1
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Mont St. Michel & Avranches estuary

I'll be going to Mont St. Michel again this Saturday (11th) if anyone wants to come along. I may stay overnight but will probably come back in the evening. I will also be doing a quick recce of the river Sée estaury on Friday (10th; returning on same tide with quick stop-off at Mont St. Michel). Again, all are welcome.

As a 'heads up' and weather permitting, I will be going to Mont St. Michel on Christmas Day. I may stay for a church service but more nearer the time.
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Old 09 September 2010, 16:15   #2
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It was decidedly choppy off Grosnez this evening so I think I will delay tomorrow's venture into the Sée estuary until Saturday morning when, weather permitting, I will also go to MSM. It looks likely that I will stay the day there and make a night sailing back to Jersey.
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Old 10 September 2010, 06:23   #3
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What are your intended departure times? Shame the weather's still looking a bit lumpy.
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Hi Erin,
clearly the weather's too rough for tomorrow but Sunday's looking better (West, F3-4). If I go Sunday morning I'll probably leave at 07:30 or there abouts. This will enable me to arrive at MStM 40min before HW so I can have an hour ashore.
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That's a pity. We're flying out on Sunday to the boatshow, and although I guess it would be feasible to do a morning visit, I'd be a bit nervous of getting stuck there for the day and missing our evening flights.
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saturdays fairly doubtful for me anyway, sunday suits better. Staying for a full tide would be nice but a bumpy trip back after dark is not so appealing.
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Is anyone still interested in going tomorrow? High water at MStM would be 09:30, so if we left at 07:30 that would give us and hour and a half to get there (at 30kts) and about an hour ashore. I refuelled this evening and went for a spin around the bay. It's a bit swelly out there but not too rough.
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Dammit that's what I didn't do today, though I've probably got more than enough fuel already. But they're saying F5 at times tomorrow, doesn't sound all that pleasant?
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I've come back from MStM in a F4/5 on more than one occasion; it can be pretty rough, especially from Chausey northwards. If we leave it this time the next opportunity will be Saturday 25 September with a 35ft tide at 08:00. This would require us to set out about an hour before sunrise. I wonder if Erin will still have his boat in the water then?
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I've just been down to the boat (strange feeling walking UP the ramp to the pontoon. I've got enough fuel for 110 nm with a safety margin, not as much as I would like but more than enough to get there and back. Not sure when the fuel pontoon opens, I'd get a bit more if I could.

Are you going to attempt it tomorrow then? If I can drag myself out of bed I'll be there. Send me a text or call me in the morning if you decide to abort at any point.
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