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Old 08 August 2016, 04:51   #1
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Scilies Trip - Thurs 11th - Sun 14th Aug

We're hoping to do a Scillies weekend this weekend as the weather forecast is currently looking so good.

I'm intending to take Black Adder from Southampton to Falmouth on Wed 10th, and cross to the Scillies on Thursday, returning to Falmouth Sunday afternoon, then depending on the weather start back to Southampton on Monday (weather dependent).

For the Southampton to Falmouth bits I'll be solo (picking up and dropping off Mrs G in Falmouth).

If anyone wants to join me/us, for any or all of the trip (or just meet up on the way through) do let me know.

Plan "A" is to sleep on Black Adder in Hugh Town harbour whist on the Scillies. Plan "B" will be to take our tent and camp.

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Old 08 August 2016, 14:26   #2
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We're hoping to do a Scillies weekend this weekend as the weather forecast is currently looking so good.

I'm intending to take Black Adder from Southampton to Falmouth on Wed 10th, and cross to the Scillies on Thursday, returning to Falmouth Sunday afternoon, then depending on the weather start back to Southampton on Monday (weather dependent).

For the Southampton to Falmouth bits I'll be solo (picking up and dropping off Mrs G in Falmouth).

If anyone wants to join me/us, for any or all of the trip (or just meet up on the way through) do let me know.

Plan "A" is to sleep on Black Adder in Hugh Town harbour whist on the Scillies. Plan "B" will be to take our tent and camp.

Trev
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Old 08 August 2016, 15:18   #3
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Old 08 August 2016, 15:35   #4
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Keep an eye on those wind speeds. BBC weather are giving higher figures than your site. We had a pretty stiff NW today.
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Keep an eye on those wind speeds. BBC weather are giving higher figures than your site. We had a pretty stiff NW today.
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Last time we went to the Isles of Scilly we only went to Hugh Town and didn't take a tender with us (we were there for just one night).

For visiting the other islands are we going to need a tender or are there generally water taxi's operating or walls / pontoons to moor up to?

If we do take the tender, are we going to need the outboard or is it typically not too far to just row/paddle to shore?

(I know it's all subjective questions, but I'm trying to weigh up the pros and cons of the hassle of loading tender and outboard related stuff in Southampton, vs getting there and wishing we'd taken the tender if we end up not being able to get ashore other than in Hugh Town).

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A tender with paddles will be fine. No need for an o/b.
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Old 09 August 2016, 04:40   #9
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I'd take a tender/oars if you can. On Bryher I think Bennetts boatyard will fetch you from the moorings, but most of the other islands you'll need to get ashore yourself. No pontoons to leave the RIB on long term, although all the islands have town quays you could use just to drop people off.


We love drying the yacht out on the sandy beach on Green Bay (Bryher), which is one of the most protected anchorages in Scilly, and then you could walk/paddle ashore! There's also some good moorings in Porth Cressa (the south side of Hugh Town) that are sometimes a bit more protected than Hugh Town itself, and a lovely anchorage at Watermill Cove on the eastern end of St Marys. I love the various bays on the north side of St Martins as well.


Very jealous, we had a great trip to Scilly last year, admittedly by sailing yacht, but I'd love to take the RIB there one day.


Have a great trip!
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I'd take a tender/oars if you can.
We love drying the yacht out on the sandy beach on Green Bay (Bryher).
Have a great trip!
Thanks Paul - as we can't lift the leg fully out of the water (it's a Bravo 3) I'm hoping not to ground/dry out the boat. With an outboard like we had on the previous boat it was fine as the engine could be taken out of the water - one of the disadvantages with Diesels I guess!
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