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Old 13 March 2009, 16:09   #11
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My vote would go to the coast from Poole to Weymouth. In a RIB you can get close up and personal, the geology and wildlife is great. This combined with descent fuel stops and great pubs at either end.

Looking forward to the IOM trip, then may change my mind
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Old 13 March 2009, 16:43   #12
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The best area by far IMHO is S/W Ireland.
The Old Head of Kinsale, Glandore Harbour,Baltimore and Declan McArthys pub, the Fastnet Rock, the Aran Isles and Fort Angus on the towering cliffs..................I could go on.........
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Old 13 March 2009, 16:43   #13
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Sorry should have said, Coastle cruising. And un like me I wasn't thinking about me gut.
Devon coast takes a bit of beating,North and South,abundant variety and still plenty of beaches you can camp on without being hasseled!not to mention the excellent fishing!
Although I did fall in love with the Scillies big time!
Look forward to doing some cruiseing in the Emerald Isle done plenty of fishing over there,and some of the coast is lovely.
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Old 13 March 2009, 17:40   #14
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I have o agree with downhilldai and codprawn gower,milford haven,round to st davids and the islands
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Old 13 March 2009, 18:40   #15
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Look forward to doing some cruiseing in the Emerald Isle done plenty of fishing over there,and some of the coast is lovely.
It looks like most of us prefer our home waters (like we drive the best ribs too). So, not knocking anywhere else, but like the Western Isles, the west coast of Ireland is a bit special. It's scenic, remote and wild. Small islands dot the coastline, some with car ferries, some without, some uninhabited, all a bit different. You'll have to work for your fuel fills here but the Guinness is ubiquitous. If weather stops play offshore, there are still the huge fjords and estuaries to explore. And the fuel is cheap . May is a nice settled month to visit!

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Old 13 March 2009, 18:52   #17
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My two favourites, from a long list around these waters, are the Inner Hebridean islands and the coast around Cape Wrath.
Not a soul for miles, lots of clean sandy beaches (with no germans) and lots of scenery.
I am hoping Orkney this year will be just as good although slightly more populated
These pics are all from around Cape Wrath Lighthouse which you can just see in two of them. The slip is the place at the foot of the lighthouse cliff, not another soul for around 10-15 miles........
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Old 13 March 2009, 18:54   #18
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but like the Western Isles, the west coast of Ireland is a ...
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Here, no p###taking Bigmuz7, that's cross border marketing that is- look, I put you in too - that gets extra points at the Pitch meeting.....

In all seriousness, our next cruise is to be Inishtrahull, Islay, Rathlin, Donegal. How's that for a compromise rules rib run?
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Here, no p###taking Bigmuz7, that's cross border marketing that is- look, I put you in too - that gets extra points at the Pitch meeting.....

In all seriousness, our next cruise is to be Inishtrahull, Islay, Rathlin, Donegal. How's that for a compromise rules rib run?
Sounds very good to me Willk! When are we off?
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The best area by far IMHO is S/W Ireland.
The Old Head of Kinsale, Glandore Harbour,Baltimore and Declan McArthys pub, the Fastnet Rock, the Aran Isles and Fort Angus on the towering cliffs..................I could go on.........
Don't forget Cape Clear Island.Great Place for a weekend.. Great Pubs..
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