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Old 01 December 2015, 09:39   #1
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Islands / camping

Are there any small islands within striking distance of Lincolnshire/Norfolk/Suffolk/Essex in a SIB? Or also inaccessible coves?

In a bid to convince the wife that boats are great… I’d love to relive a trip we did in Poole Harbour many years ago where we paddled out in canoes and camped on an island there (we had permission from the land owner).

Something we could do in a weekend/long weekend so don’t necessarily want to start planning a 5 hour drive to get to the launch location (from Cambridge).

Any thoughts… might be a tall ask?

Got to get it in the new year calendar...
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If you want to persuade your other half that a day out in a SIB is a good thing I'd avoid the North Sea!

I don't know about any islands but you might find somewhere suitable on the Broads or one of the Suffolk rivers?
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Thanks John... the sea is a must... she's an adrenaline junky at heart, putting along at 4mph is not her idea of fun ;-)
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I've just returned from a weekend trip to the River Deben (Waldringfield) where we visited old friends. They have young children and like to wild camp along the shore line from time to time. We also visited the River Orwell which is much wider and would appear to also have more opportunity for this as well. Perhaps see if there is a proper waterside campsite to start with as a base then progress from there. It's an extremely pretty part of England and if I didn't live in Poole the I'd probably live there.
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Ha, we were in Woodbridge at the weekend without a boat... The river/estuary looked great
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Thanks John... the sea is a must... she's an adrenaline junky at heart, putting along at 4mph is not her idea of fun ;-)

That's a good start!
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We use the Alde/Ore river system and there seem to be plenty of places to wild camp on the banks of this extensive river area.

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