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Old 12 May 2014, 19:57   #1
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Advice on Scillies trip

Hi I'm planning a trip to scilly isles in August this year an am after some advice please on where best to launch (Penzance?) an where I can leave trailer an car.
Also where yo head for on Scillies for 2 night camping stop over pref with mooring??
Not too much to ask for I hope?? Lol
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Old 12 May 2014, 20:33   #2
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Dude, you have to do this..

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Advice on Scillies trip

Yes do it!
For parking I used Nigel at Scilly Parking. http://www.scillyparking.co.uk
Excellent collection and drop off service and totally flexible regarding cancellations due to the weather!
Luckily our crossing last year was totally flat, this was half way across! Click image for larger version

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ID:	94596. We saw a basking shark just outside Penzance and kamikaze dolphins half way across. Stayed at the campsite on Brhyer, again totally flexible regarding weather for crossings! Moorings available, to save taking a tender I "hired" a dinghy from Brhyer boat service to row to and from the mooring.
We stayed for four nights of a two week holiday, and the rest of the time the boat was kept at Mylor.
There's loads of info on Ribnet, do a search and it should come up.
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Old 13 May 2014, 17:19   #4
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Thanks sounds ideal and love the video!!
I presume launching at Penzance is easy?
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Dude that looks awesome (please excuse the Americanism) but it really bloody does. Regards Jim
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I presume launching at Penzance is easy?
We launched early on a Tuesday and it was dead easy but as it's at the back of a public car park, I could imagine midday on a Saturday could get a bit congested with tourists...
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It's a really good place to visit. I agree that Penzance would be the most convenient place to leave from.
As for any advice avoid launching 2 hrs either side of low tide especially on springs as it can dry out. I don't know what size boat you have but if it's windy and there is a swell avoid leaving mid flood or ebb as it can get interesting around Lands End.
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Ok cheers! Iv a 5m Zodiac with a 75 so not massive.
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I have the same Rib with a 60 Yam 4 stroke. I went out with Whisper and company last July. I was the one in the red Zodiac!!
Be careful around the reefs around Lands End as there is a lot of turbulent water flowing in and out of the Bristol/English channels.
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I am heading over from Penzance on 12th August camping on Bryher & returning 22nd August. If the dates work out for you, your very welcome to join in for the crossing. I have done the trip a few times, in all sorts of conditions.
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