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Old 09 June 2005, 14:37   #11
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All of the good pubs have been mentioned and you can pretty much eat well at all.

Personal choice Iwould probably choose Gossips (bearing in mind it used to be the public lavs) at the end of the pier or the Bugle which is in the same square.

Mooring is easy and us natives friendly.

Enjoy your first trip to the needles - you will ceratinly know when you have left the Solent....
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Have to say we've never regretted a trip to Yarmouth yet!


Okay. Forgotten about this then, have we.

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Have to say we've never regretted a trip to Yarmouth yet!

Dave sir that pic was "back from" not "to" Yarmouth. I think the trip to Yarmouth was flat as a pancake .

off topic - Dave I was bringing a trailer down to rogue wave today and the bearing colapsed.... what is it with Stu - just the mention of his name and the wheel throws a wobbly.

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I love this forum, everyone is so helpful, thank you for the replies so far.

I'll probably launch at the Itchen Bridge or maybe Lymington. I haven't looked at the tides yet.

You mention wave jumping at the needles - is the sea much rougher there then than anywhere else? Is it scary rough or fun rough?

I read that it can get a bit wavy around Hurst should I make for there to play in the waves or avoid it because its dangerous?
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You mention wave jumping at the needles - is the sea much rougher there then than anywhere else? Is it scary rough or fun rough?
You tend to find bigger, steeper waves here. Sometimes they're fun, sometimes they're scary, sometimes they're just a nuisance.
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I'd suggest that you go and have a look, but turn round if you don't feel happy about things. You can normally see quite clearly where the bigger stuff starts as it's quite pronounced.

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You mention wave jumping at the needles - is the sea much rougher there then than anywhere else? Is it scary rough or fun rough?
It really depends on the state of tide and wind direction. you get the 2 currents coliding just past the needles so one can get quite large waves. which could be scary if not come across it previously but generally fun. hi tide and slack means it usually flat, again depending on wind.

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I read that it can get a bit wavy around Hurst should I make for there to play in the waves or avoid it because its dangerous?
more like bubbling soup some large - can be a bit uncomfortable, but only lasts for a few hundred yards. Again Hi and low tide theres more or less nothing

edit - sorry john , repeated more or less what you said
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That's exactly the trip I was thinkin of when I posted that!!!!

I'll never forget that trip especially Someone signalling the Oriana with his lit fag .

And Whiteshoes appearing out of the dark like Santy Claus

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You can normally see quite clearly where the bigger stuff starts as it's quite pronounced.

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Launched at Lymington. Got bloody soaked on the way down the river - much windier than the weather forcast said. Bit calmer on the Yarmouth side so made for the needles much rougher past Hurst so I gave in an went back to Yarmouth. Mis-understood the Harbour Master and had to move the boat to moor against the wall and climb up the ladder. Girls did not like that one bit.

Harbour Master said the Kings Head was better than the Wheatsheaf and having looked at the menus we went with his advice. OK but I will try the Wheatsheaf next time.

Had a tootle up river - bit bland but nice enough.

Tried for the needles again but gave up again. Fair weather boater me.

Forgot I didn't have my waders on at recovery and got a boot full of water. So all in all not a great day. I'll have to try again another day.

One conversation with my sixteen year old daughter, whilst on the Yar will make it memorable:

KATY: How deep do they bury dead people?

ME: 6ft

JENNI: But what if they are really tall?

Yes you did read right sixteen not six.


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Well at least you made Yarmouth and the King's Head.

There will (hopefully) be better days for all the family at The Needles

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