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Old 23 August 2011, 10:35   #1
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Round Britain, Must Go Destinations,

Hi
I am shortly to be heading off on a Round Britain Trip, I am looking for any ideas of coves / caves/ ports / islands / pubs / beaches and anywhere else you consider worth making a detour to or pausing at. I imagine this one month cruise will be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and of course i wont be able to see everthing but a bit of local knowledge is great.

Our time table is based as follows:
Date Route

8th Sept Southampton - Portland
9th Sept Portland- Plymouth
10th Sept Plymouth -Penzance
11th Sept Penzance - Padstow
12th Sept Padstow - Milford Haven
13th Sept Milford Haven-Aberdovey
14th Sept Aberdovey - Conway
15th Sept Conway
16th Sept Conway - Glasson
17th Sept Glasson
18th Sept Glasson - Peel
19th Sept Peel - Campbeltown
20th Sept Campbeltown - Islay
21st Sept Islay - Tobermory via Oban
22nd Sept Tobermory - Skye
23rd Sept Skye - Stornaway (lewis)
24th Sept Stornaway - Kinlochbervie
25th Sept Kinlochbervie - Stromness
26th Sept Stromness
27th Sept Stromness - Peterhead
28th Sept Peterhead - Arboath
29th Sept Arbroath - Berwick on Tweed
30th Sept Berwick - Whitby
1st Oct Whitby - Blakeney
2nd Oct Blakeney - Brightlingsea
3rd Oct Brightlingsea- London
4th Oct London - Whitstable
5th Oct Whitstable - Rye
6th Oct Rye - Southampton

Things will change, as there is not much allowance for bad weather, maintenance etc but its a start.
If anyone is arround when we get to your area do come out and say hello.

Further details on the trip will be at Take Two Ribs
I hope to have a live map there showing locations of the two boats.

Thanks for your help
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Old 23 August 2011, 12:53   #2
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Looks good, lots of great places on the list already.

You might want to add a day in or around the Farne Islands - lovely area that.

Whitstable to Rye in a day sounds "challenging"

Is there a Just Giving page or similar? I could not see one on the blog.
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Old 23 August 2011, 13:24   #3
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best of luck lets hope the weather is good we will keep an eye out for you when you get to Aberdovey
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Old 23 August 2011, 13:42   #4
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What's your fuel plan? Not going to Northern Ireland at all?
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I am shortly to be heading off on a Round Britain Trip
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Not going to Northern Ireland at all?
Tricky - that would make it a Round Britain and a Quick Stop in Northern Ireland Trip.

Doesn't roll off the tongue the same way
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Hi good luck. If you are coming up the Sound of Jura en route to Oban you must time it to take in the 'Corry' and the Grey Dogs! If I am up that w/end I will keep a look out for you.

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Old 23 August 2011, 18:05   #7
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Tricky - that would make it a Round Britain and a Quick Stop in Northern Ireland Trip.

Doesn't roll off the tongue the same way
Now now .. maybe he doesnt want to buy a Redbay either but you could share a secret or two to tempt him
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Some of the distances between stops are quite short and you might like to look at doing two a day weather permitting to allow for bad weather. If it was me, I would suggest from Peel to Donagadhee then Portpatrick then Redbay then Jura. This way you do have a couple of stops in Northern Ireland. There is not much at Cambeltown. Have a great trip and remember, its always better after!!! Alan P
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Southampton to Portland Leg.

Past Hurst Castle
Needles
Pause at old Harry Rocks
Pause at Durlston Head - look at sea birds nesting etc
Along jurrassic Coast, dancing ledge, kimmeridge
St Albans Head
Lulworth Cove
Durdle Door
Then over to Portland
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Hi there I help look after the small uninhabited island of Eilen Mor McCormac its location is in the sound of Jura.We will be there end of Sept. Your welcome to pop in see the place its beutiful. If passing let us know. Weve built a small stone bothy on it and it has a fantastic sheltered natural harbour where we've constructed a stone jetty.
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