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Old 29 April 2005, 03:53   #1
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WARNING !!!- Shopping Trolleys Water Ski Area North end of Southampton Water

Just noticed this morning shopping trolleys on the mud flats by the causeway at the top end of Southampton water. There was one yesterday evening and now there are two !!

If you were thinking of using it for speed trials or skiing/wakeboarding you may not have as much water as you think.

It would be worth a look at low water before using it.

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Old 29 April 2005, 04:12   #2
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Is that down eeling by the fly over , because i've noticed bits and pieces down there before aswelll , still use it for water skiing occasionally , but stay a little bit further out
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Old 29 April 2005, 04:16   #3
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Is that down eeling by the fly over
Yup - Thats the place
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Where are some good places to waterski then in Southampton?
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Where are some good places to waterski then in Southampton?
Was going to ask the same question. I see a lot of people on waterskis up near eeling despite the signs saying no... Where are the good places to go (and not get hassled by harbour master for being in the wrong place!)?? I did see someone enjoying the main shipping lane down southampton water the other day - probably not the best choice!
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Southampton Water had 2 designated ski areas. The top of the docks by Ealing is one of them, it is pretty flat, Evan on fairly windy days and useful from about mid tide up. HW springs is of course best with the double high and the maximum size of area.

There is also a designated area to the North of Calshot, however this requires HW, is smaller and requires permission from the activity centre, interestingly, the activity centre seem unaware of this when asked.

The rest of Southampton Water is im afraid out.
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It's a well known fact that to breed shopping trollys have to return to water, there are extensive breeding colonys along most waterways and canals, most of these are escapees or have been released by activists who believe that they should not be held in supermarket corrals.
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It's a well known fact that to breed shopping trollys have to return to water, there are extensive breeding colonys along most waterways and canals, most of these are escapees or have been released by activists who believe that they should not be held in supermarket corrals.
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Don't forget to wear protective clothing to cope with the heavy metal & hydrocarbon soup. You won't find that in any supermarket trolley, but you might find supermarket trolley is one of the ingredients...
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