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Old 25 July 2014, 17:00   #1
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Well I've had a cracking week down in Salcombe with the RIB. Left from Christchurch last Thursday night and stopped for a night in Portland Marina. Stayed in a cheap hotel, which was as expected, but did a great breakfast at 7am. Crossed Lyme Bay the next morning, which was pretty nasty, was glad to see Start Point lighthouse emerge from the mist between waves.

We both ended up sticking our Geckos on. Really made a difference to our stamina and comfort. Best purchase in ages.

Met up with the Salcombe Harbour Masters who dropped me on a great mooring for the week (75 inc use of dinghy mooring on pontoon in town). They were so helpful all week and very friendly.

Rented a little fisherman's cottage in Island Street which was perfect for shopping, eating, drinking and town.

Couldn't start my tender outboard, but a nice guy from Yeoward Boat Yard towed us to the quay. After a bit of head scratching, I realised I had the wrong kill chord key, stuck a thicker one in and it fired straight away...

Did a bit of exploring along the coast and visited the beaches in the estuary.

Left early this morning and had a good crossing back across Lyme Bay (only Portland Race was lumpy) and arrived back at Christchurch about 11am.

Usually just hop about in the Solent. Always wanted to do something further afield.

Salcombe was the perfect destination.
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Old 25 July 2014, 17:09   #2
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We'll done, that sounds like a great week. It's great when your horizons suddenly open up like that
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Old 25 July 2014, 17:16   #3
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Always liked pottering in Salcombe and you did the right thing taking the tender, perfect for exploring.
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Well I've had a cracking week down in Salcombe with the RIB. Left from Christchurch last Thursday night and stopped for a night in Portland Marina. Stayed in a cheap hotel, which was as expected, but did a great breakfast at 7am. Crossed Lyme Bay the next morning, which was pretty nasty, was glad to see Start Point lighthouse emerge from the mist between waves.

We both ended up sticking our Geckos on. Really made a difference to our stamina and comfort. Best purchase in ages.

Met up with the Salcombe Harbour Masters who dropped me on a great mooring for the week (75 inc use of dinghy mooring on pontoon in town). They were so helpful all week and very friendly.

Rented a little fisherman's cottage in Island Street which was perfect for shopping, eating, drinking and town.

Couldn't start my tender outboard, but a nice guy from Yeoward Boat Yard towed us to the quay. After a bit of head scratching, I realised I had the wrong kill chord key, stuck a thicker one in and it fired straight away...

Did a bit of exploring along the coast and visited the beaches in the estuary.

Left early this morning and had a good crossing back across Lyme Bay (only Portland Race was lumpy) and arrived back at Christchurch about 11am.

Usually just hop about in the Solent. Always wanted to do something further afield.

Salcombe was the perfect destination.
Think I saw you heading up to Millbrook on Wed? We were on our way back down to Salcombe after a pint.
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Old 25 July 2014, 17:31   #5
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Yeah sounds about right. Checking out my lotto win homes ; )
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Channel Islands next...
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Yep. That's def the plan.
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Glad you enjoyed a stopover in my home town, if you ever come back feel free to ask any specific questions you might have to make your stay better. Labradors make the best boat dogs! (Apart from the hairs!)
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On Sunday just off Salcombe
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