Hi all , like everyone I have been very frustrated by the recent dull, dismal, wet and windy weather so I’m looking forward to a nice July !
As part of July I will be around and about for the RNLI Mudeford funday on Sunday 22nd July . Its an ideal SIB/RIB venue as Christchurch Harbour is very shallow (to the point of putting off a lot of ‘big’ boats). Launching is easy at Sopers Lane car park or via a smaller gravel slipway on the Southside of the River . Launching is free with the only cost being parking the car ( and trailers can be left in the trailer park or locked to various trees in the car park) .
First person who can spot me in the pictures on the webpage I'll buy them lunch and a pint on the day ! ( I think I'm easiest to see in the 08 pics - but I had no grey hair then)
Its quite doable to launch in Poole and run along the beach then round Hengistbury head ( avoiding a rock ledge that sticks out a bit – but is not a huge problem at anything except very low water or if there is a big swell . Poole Lifeboat is going so you can follow that !) or launch at Lymington and come from the other direction - and then into the harbour to pull up the beach.
So I’m wondering if anyone may want to look on this as another SIB/small RIB meet – or just a general meet for a BBQ on the beach etc? No specific plans yet just putting it out there …..with plans to follow about tides and camping etc if it gets to it .
While the RNLI use it as a fundraising event there is no expectation involved - its just a good day on a nice beach.