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Old 11 May 2014, 03:20   #1
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Can you guys give me any tips on the channel isles. We are getting the ferry over on Thursday and will be mooring in St. Peter port on guernsey . Have done a few launches now with help from some of you but still relatively inexperienced . If weather and conditions are good would like to do some pottering around from guernsey . Not tried a beech land yet is there somewhere easy to practice and suitable to have a beer and BBQ on !!
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Hi Stevedonna
You have chosen a good time to go - high pressure will be moving in from Tuesday. What time are you arriving? I am working in the CI's later this week, and will be in St Peter Port until 3pm Thursday.
Lots of great places to visit around Guernsey and the Harbour/Marina is really well sheltered. I am no expert, but please read up a bit, as there a lots of underwater rocks etc - I suggest you buy and study a chart before heading out. I am sure somebody will be able to offer better advice than that though.

Try this link as a start for boating in Guernsey; it includes a downloadable map of the harbour etc.

http://www.guernseyharbours.gov.gg/a...inas--Moorings
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Fermain Bay just south of St. Peter Port is a very pleasant spot; you can anchor and swim/paddle ashore where there's a nice cafe. You could always go to Herm as well.
Fermain Beach Cafe Restaurant Reviews, St Peter Port, United Kingdom - TripAdvisor
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You have chosen a good time to go - high pressure will be moving in from Tuesday. What time are you arriving? I am working in the CI's later this week, and will be in St Peter Port until 3pm Thursday.
Lots of great places to visit around Guernsey and the Harbour/Marina is really well sheltered. I am no expert, but please read up a bit, as there a lots of underwater rocks etc - I suggest you buy and study a chart before heading out. I am sure somebody will be able to offer better advice than that though.

Try this link as a start for boating in Guernsey; it includes a downloadable map of the harbour etc.

http://www.guernseyharbours.gov.gg/a...inas--Moorings

I work outside and never hold my breath on forecasts more than 48 hours but I had noticed that it looks promising . Guess what we arrive at 3.00pm on Thursday !
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Fermain Bay just south of St. Peter Port is a very pleasant spot; you can anchor and swim/paddle ashore where there's a nice cafe. You could always go to Herm as well.
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I will make a note and try fermain bay . That sounds great . I did think of heading over to herm . Is Jersey a bit ambitious ?
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I work outside and never hold my breath on forecasts more than 48 hours but I had noticed that it looks promising . Guess what we arrive at 3.00pm on Thursday !
Hi again.
Thats a shame - I would have willingly helped with launches otherwise. Let me know if you are ever on the Dorset/Devon coast...?
Quite confident that the weather will hold until the weekend though. Are you on the Vomit Comet or standard ferry?
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Standard ferry . If I remember right from Weymouth but back to Poole .
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I will make a note and try fermain bay . That sounds great . I did think of heading over to herm . Is Jersey a bit ambitious ?
Not in a Ribcraft! I've done the trip on a jet ski there and back so it's routine as long as the weather is good.
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Just watched your video . Gives us an insight . It's a question of how much we can fit in in a week . It's going to be a stressful balance between dining, having a beer and where to go on the boat !!
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