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Old 05 August 2012, 02:19   #1
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Mylor to the Scilly Isles 25th Aug.

It's now getting close to our trip to the Scilly Isles.
After reading all the advice on here, we've decided to launch at Mylor.
If the weather is kind (< F5's) we'll be leaving on the 25th August for a week on the islands.
Just got to work out where to stow all the gear (tent, scuba kit, clothes, cameras, BBQ etc). I think we'll end up looking like the photo of the sea scout rib that was posted on here a few days ago

Is anyone else planning the same trip that week?

Just hope the weather plays ball!!
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Old 05 August 2012, 03:29   #2
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Old 05 August 2012, 03:46   #3
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Which campsite are you using?
St martins as I'd like to use the hotel moorings, but open to suggestions

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We prefer Bryher. Nice jetty, taxi (tractor & trailor) service to get kit to site, decent anchor hold or deep water moorings.

Also, New Grimsby sound between Tresco and Bryher is pretty mellow whereas, the tide rips through those moorings off of St. Martins Hotel. I doubt whether you'd be able to row a dinghy against it other than at slack water.

Moored off there once in a 70ft steel ketch, it was worrying how the water ripped past us, if a kid and gone in, they would've been out of sight in no time.
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Old 05 August 2012, 06:06   #5
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Thanks Mollers,
Hadn't considered the site on Bryher I'll give them a call to see if they can fit us in.

It'll be a dry suit swim to and from the mooring, so mild currents would be nice!
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Out of interest, where are you fuelling up from or can you get there and back from Mylor ?
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We could do the trip on one tank, but there's fuel at st Mary's harbour (or at least thats what the website says) so will top of the tanks there. Going to take a couple of empty 20ltr cans In case I have to look a bit further afield.

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Hadn't considered the site on Bryher I'll give them a call to see if they can fit us in.

It'll be a dry suit swim to and from the mooring, so mild currents would be nice!
Bryher it is! Very quick reply to my mail and the lady I spoke to about the moorings was v. helpful. Just hope the weather holds out!

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Bryher it is! Very quick reply to my mail and the lady I spoke to about the moorings was v. helpful. Just hope the weather holds out!

Thanks for the tips!

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That'll be Cathy.

Remember to chuck a few pints of Doom Bar into Chris, the Landlord of the Fraggle Rock. He'll change from miserable ba****d, to proper chap.

Have a good one.
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That'll be Cathy.

Remember to chuck a few pints of Doom Bar into Chris, the Landlord of the Fraggle Rock. He'll change from miserable ba****d, to proper chap.

Have a good one.
I think that's just a ploy to get free beer.
If you were supping a gallon of beer every night I think that that would still apply any ways ca ching... ca ching
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No he stands his quarter and even laid on the bag taxi on Sunday's
Couple of beers
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No he stands his quarter and even laid on the bag taxi on Sunday's
If asked nicely, Chris will shift kit on a Sunday when tractor doesn't operate, down to Anneka's quay with his Quad and trailer for a donation to the new gig shed.
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Looking forward to having a jar or two in(on) fraggle rock,
Any one know any good dive sites....the whole island looks pretty superb, but personal recommendations are always the best.

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Was dancing me cares away down at Fraggle Rock a few weekends back for Penzance Sailing Club | PASAB (Penzance Around Scilly and Back) brought back some great memories.. have a safe passage and enjoy Scilly..
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Was dancing me cares away down at Fraggle Rock a few weekends back for Penzance Sailing Club | PASAB (Penzance Around Scilly and Back) brought back some great memories.. have a safe passage and enjoy Scilly..
Gone rag and stick these days Shag?

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House still sucks every last penny but hoping last big spend is this year paving the way for a refit of Spare Rib next (assuming the hull hasn't turned to mush).

Been learning to sail (or capsize) Lasers great laugh really enjoying it..

But miss cruising St. Ives Bay the boys would love it..

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Do we stay or do we go now?

Our planned 10 day trip to Scilly Isles is this weekend.
Looking at all the forecasts (wind guru, metcheck, magic seaweed etc) it looks like Saturday and Sunday are iffy W5/6's gusting 7s!
We've got a opportunity to dash across on Friday (F4&5s), hoping the weather will improve whilst we're over there.
As it's our first trip to the islands, I'd like some opinions from those who have been before:
Do we stay or go?
I'm thinking we go; I'm happy the boat and crew can handle the conditions, it'll just be a bit uncomfortable on the crossing.
When we get there, will there be plenty of shelter and will we still be able to find the pretty bits I've heard all about?

Thanks in advance
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I would say that the weather is looking decidedly dodgy Thur - Sat with a Low Pressure developing Mid Atlantic which is due to generate some sizeable swell (no doubt lots of wind) which is great for me as I can go for a surf, but wouldn't want to be surfing between Scilly and Lands End

I'd keep a keen eye on pressure, wind, swell and shipping forecast.

This is a surf site but get at modelling Pressure, Wind and Swell.
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Old 21 August 2012, 09:01   #19
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Yep it's changed since I posted! Looks like we'll camping near Falmouth, hoping it blows through allowing us to cross for few days in the later part of the week.
I've got to say it: Bl#%dy weather!

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Scillies is a Great destination,but the weather is always the 'Decider'...But Dont give up Hope!It may well break for you somtime next week...we're hopeing to get over in Sept if the weather window arises...Even for a day trip it's well worth it if your down in Cornwall anyway.We Had a realy good long day trip after the Boatshow a couple years back.Straight from Southampton on a Whim... Stayed the night in Hayle and an early off..Wall to Wall Sun!
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