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Old 05 August 2012, 03:19   #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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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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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.

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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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