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Old 01 December 2005, 18:22   #1
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Round Britain Anti Clockwise

Is there any reason that most trips around theis fair isle of ours are done in a clock wise route?
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Old 01 December 2005, 18:30   #2
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Good question!

I guess it's partly psychological, partly to do with prevailing westerlies and the likelihood that you'll get the worst off the north coast of Scotland?

I would get your copy of Riblines out and give Chris and Mike a ring.

BTW have you seen your trophy?
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Hi Richard

Guessed that that would be the answer, my thought is that as I would leave from Newcastle I should travel anti clockwise, that way I would get the worst of Northern Scotland out of the way when the weather was predictable when I set off.

Not seen my trophy yet but have heard about it. How on earth did I end up getting that?

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There is no reason what-so-ever which way you go around. The secret of a good circumnavigation is to plan the weather and the tides for each headland to be in line with your predicted arrival time. Predicited Prevailing winds are, after this year a thing of the past. At this moment noone knows which way the wind is going to blow.
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At this moment noone knows which way the wind is going to blow.
Yeh, too right. It's been the windiest of years too.
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