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Old 26 April 2011, 13:52   #1
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Scilles bound end of May!.....Hopefully!

Looking at a Camping trip over the Bank holiday weekend at the end of May,with the usual proviso's.. Weather ect,Jumping off from Penzance, on the Friday,back on the Monday.Booked up for Briar campsite,which is basic, but has all you need,Shower block, Freezers ect,and very clean.And.... the Pub within stumbleing distance!
So far,Myself and Mrs M, Son Johnathan, and Girlfriend, Matt the 'H' and Miche,
'Mr. Miaggie' pluss one.
Anyone else who fancies the trip more than welcome!
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Looking at a Camping trip over the Bank holiday weekend at the end of May,with the usual proviso's.. Weather ect,Jumping off from Penzance, on the Friday,back on the Monday.Booked up for Briar campsite,which is basic, but has all you need,Shower block, Freezers ect,and very clean.And.... the Pub within stumbleing distance!
So far,Myself and Mrs M, Son Johnathan, and Girlfriend, Matt the 'H' and Miche,
'Mr. Miaggie' pluss one.
Anyone else who fancies the trip more than welcome!
The Isles of Scilly is a fantastic place to visit the people are very friendly.

I went to a wedding there back in April and was really blown away with the clear water and white sandy beaches. You will need a good GPS plotter as it has a few rocks and the odd ship wreck!!!

Fuel is expensive at £1.69 a litre but you are on holiday live a little.

Photos below are of my Ribcraft and the second one is the sea mist coming in.
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Old 05 June 2011, 06:36   #3
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I agree 100%! Looking to get down again ASASP with the 'Crew' and I repeat,if anyone would like to join us for the trip,the more the merrier!
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I was planning to go at the end of this month but it's debatable if the boat's going to be back up and running by then. Maybe later in the season
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I would be keen if I'm not working at the time!
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I would be keen if I'm not working at the time!
Well Martini and Marky, depending on the Great British weather end of June or July would be a good time for us,although it certainly helps to be flexable! But It is definately worth the effort,and Hassle, When you do get there!! Thinking of long weekend camping.......Avocet??
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Just got back from a week on Bryher (I didn't see this thread before I went). It was my 1st time on my RIB (5.3m Humber Destroyer with 115hp Yamaha) and I had a great time learning all about the way it handles. I've been to Bryher many times before and hired boats out there, but to have my own boat was a different experience altogether. For any bits and pieces/info about the local waters, pay a visit to Dan Bennett at Bennett's boatyard in Green Bay.
I'm back over there in August, although based on St Mary's.
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Looks amazing, Hard to believe that is part of the UK! I sailed out to the Scillies when I was only about 14 and have never been back. Was all set for gig championships this year and then I had to abandon it for my Godsons Christening.

I'm home at the end of June so could be keen for a trip then if anyone else is.
How does launching and parking work out in Penzance? I rarely make it further west than Falmouth!
How much fuel did you need to make the trip out Percy and where did you leave from?

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Ah - sorry, I didn't make it clear, but we keep the rib on Bryher. So I flew out...some may call it cheating!!
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Ahhhh. Sounds like cheating to me.

So errr...how much fuel did the plane use flying out? lol
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Looks amazing, Hard to believe that is part of the UK! I sailed out to the Scillies when I was only about 14 and have never been back. Was all set for gig championships this year and then I had to abandon it for my Godsons Christening.

I'm home at the end of June so could be keen for a trip then if anyone else is.
How does launching and parking work out in Penzance? I rarely make it further west than Falmouth!
How much fuel did you need to make the trip out Percy and where did you leave from?

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Yes, I parked in the public carpark at Penzance which cost £66 for the car and trailer but be aware that you may need to pick your parking space carefully if you have a big car and trailer. My VW Golf and Roller coaster fitted ok. The slipway is near the sailing club and bus station and does have a bit of a dog leg in it. It is a good slip with a reasonable angle on it.

The cost of fuel for me was under £50 each way as its 43 miles from Penzance to St Marys harbour.

We hired Golf buggies on St Marys for the day which was good fun £40 carried 4 people.

If you do go make sure you post some pics for us all to see.
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£66 for parking! Whoa! I have a friend about 10 mins up the road who has a farm where I could ask if we could leave cars and trailers for a few days. Assuming we all launched as a flotilla and went over together then we could drop cars/trailers off there and only pay for parking one car!
Just a thought, extra £50+ for petrol each!
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Yes, I parked in the public carpark at Penzance which cost £66 for the car and trailer but be aware that you may need to pick your parking space carefully if you have a big car and trailer. My VW Golf and Roller coaster fitted ok. The slipway is near the sailing club and bus station and does have a bit of a dog leg in it. It is a good slip with a reasonable angle on it.

The cost of fuel for me was under £50 each way as its 43 miles from Penzance to St Marys harbour.

We hired Golf buggies on St Marys for the day which was good fun £40 carried 4 people.

If you do go make sure you post some pics for us all to see.
The Ol Parking fee's have gone up a bit!!!....Anyone one on here know of a better (Cheaper) option in the locality?? Seems to a trend in Cornwall at the mo,then wait for the moans when people go elsewhere
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Oh one thing before I forget I left my Rib in St Mary's harbour on a mooring which cost £8 a day which is payable to the harbour master.

I asked the Harbour Master what size boat you need to make the crossing from Penzance to the Isles of Scillies to which he replied " It depends on the size of your balls"!!!!! Well 19 foot is quite a ................small boat really
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Oh one thing before I forget I left my Rib in St Mary's harbour on a mooring which cost £8 a day which is payable to the harbour master.

I asked the Harbour Master what size boat you need to make the crossing from Penzance to the Isles of Scillies to which he replied " It depends on the size of your balls"!!!!! Well 19 foot is quite a ................small boat really
Not when its a Ribcraft!...Mines a little Smaller than yours even,... RIB!.That is!
Although in General terms I'd have to agree with Harbour master
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I went over in my Ribcraft 5.3 on the day of the royal wedding. Parked Defender and trailer in IOS Carparking in Wherrytown cost approx £17 a day. Good and easy slip (I am used to the Exmouth front one). Trip over 2 hours in E3. Camped at Garrison for the gig worlds weekend. Sadly due to worsening weather had to return the next day E6 on nose steep seas and doubled fuel consumption 4.5hrs. Crew member seasick in his gecko (forgot to lift visor first)....not pleasant. Fantastic whole body dolphins out the water surfing rib bow wave and puffins. Same weekend that Scillonian was cancelled.
BBC News - Hundreds stranded in Isles of Scilly by high winds
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It would seem that Ribcraft are a little bit different.
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No, just the owners.
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