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Old 07 June 2006, 13:33   #1
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North Cornish Coast seal visit

I may have mentioned this before and after the seals we saw on Scilly on the eastern isles I realised how much the kids enjoy seeing seals
There is a large seal colony between Boscastle and Crackington I believe the biggest in Cornwall . At mid tide the seals are in a sort of tidal lagoon and they surround you . My SIB is ideal to get in there so if any bigger boats want to join us the plan is to visit it on Sunday weather permitting . We need no surf and calm sea

Iam just off to see if its possible to launch down the coast at Port Quinn or Pot isaac . The trip up from there past tintagel and boscastle is fantastic with some really high cliffs and amazing rock etc .
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Count us in for this one. We will probably have to launch from Rock
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Just had a ride over to Port Isaac . its fine for launching the SIB and would be ok for a rib with a 4wd I expect . The car park is at the top of the beach so easy parking and 2 . Biggest problem I can see is the beach into the harbour isnt very steep so may have to get the trailer well in .

Any way rock is only just around the corner and crossing the bay is a treat . The sea was flat this evening on that side hardly a ripple and about 2 inches of surf hope it lasts .

Low water is around 1230 on my tables for the south coast but not sure what the difference is for the other side . Nice high tide for 6 ish recovering .

What is Rock launch like and how much do they charge ?
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Low water is around 1230 on my tables for the south coast but not sure what the difference is for the other side . Nice high tide for 6 ish recovering .

What is Rock launch like and how much do they charge ?
Padstow low water Sunday 12.14

I think it was 5 to launch last year, left trailer on beach and parked on the road.

Weather looks ok so far but risk of showers
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Hope weather stays ok .
the tide is in our favour there . There is lovely beach before Trebarwith that would make a great lunch stop , nobody gets there much due to the cliff climb . we will be at the bottom of the tide so it wont give us much hassle for an hour or so with landing and mooring etc . We also get a chance to see the seals in the big rock pool at lower tide with the safety of it rising while we are there .

I guess a 1030 ish launch is pretty good .
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Another great day on the north coast of Cornwall

Cheers Ian and a special thanks to Caja for the picture
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Blimey that was quick Bob. Shame it wasn't as calm coming home eh.

Thanks for your company guys , the way that weather turned it was a good feeling to have another boat nearby .

I will remember it as the day the swells came , Sods law all this calm weather and literally the hour we get to the seal hole is when the swell arrives .
Still can't complain we did see it all on the way up clear and blue .

nearly 50 miles in a SIB is tiring , but the 10L of juice was ok
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nearly 50 miles in a SIB is tiring , but the 10L of juice was ok
Maybe but looks a smart little SIB Ian, im quite impressed with these Honda inflatables, yours seems to have quite alot of v in the air deck judging by the pictures combined with a nice high bow, I think the capability of SIBs are underated
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