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Old 15 July 2009, 08:37   #41
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Hi chaps, would love to get down to that part of the world, however conincides with annual family holiday so I'll have to back out of this one. Have a good trip. MB
Likewise would love to do this trip but the dates clash with the world famous Alderney Week
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Old 15 July 2009, 09:15   #42
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Likewise would love to do this trip but the dates clash with the world famous Alderney Week
Blimey I knew Island folk were a bit funny, but does Alderney WEEK, really cover all three weekends??
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Blimey I knew Island folk were a bit funny, but does Alderney WEEK, really cover all three weekends??
Apologies, I read that the date was set as the first weekend of August.

Mind you, the WEEK does go on for 9 days and thus covers two weekends. The third weekend is generally used for recovering.
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Don't even think about camping on Weymouth Beach!

We used to use any where along the Whitnose, Ringstead, Owermoigne to Durdle Door area. Plenty of places for a bbq and bed down. Many of the coves have no high water access from the land so are security ok for night times. Under teh fireing range at Lulworth can be entertaining!

Other options are the Aqua hotel at Porland or the Ferry Bridge Arms. Both have basic bed and breakfast and moorings - designed for divers. Crashing on the causeway has been done before by others but isn't the best place. The other option would be under one of the cliffs on Portland, there are a number of coves that get used by local canoe groups, Church Hope for instance.

Don't worry about me for a date. I'm tied in heavily with the fire service and dive club. Arrange what you can and if i can get there it's a result. If not I'll await your reports.

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so are we just going for Aug1/2?
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so are we just going for Aug1/2?
I can't make it on those dates. :-(
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This is Cowes week start!
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Neil,

As previously stated, I can make 1/2nd August (preferable) or prob the following weekend at a push. What is the consensus of those that want to go ? Is there an option to pitch up somewhere close even if its not on the beach ?
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Is this idea going the way of the dinosaurs ( get it Jurrasic ????) - slowly giving up & ending up dead ?

Could it be resurected to be a 'head West to a beach or bay ( Chapmans Pool ?) , anchor/ raft up ,take a picnic and head home same day cruise' ?
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Maybe i 'll just go on my own ! Who started this thread anyway ?

I am still up for this and we must be due some decent weather surely ?!

The 1st/2nd August then ???
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Is this idea going the way of the dinosaurs ( get it Jurrasic ????) - slowly giving up & ending up dead ?

Could it be resurected to be a 'head West to a beach or bay ( Chapmans Pool ?) , anchor/ raft up ,take a picnic and head home same day cruise' ?
I can still do most weekends that have been given, but also like the idea of heading West for the day. Chapmans Pool very good if you peace and views. Would like to push a little further West and suggest Lulworth Cove as the rock formations and the bay are fab. You can also get under the arch at Durdle Door and see where the muppet who jumped from the top almost killed himself. You would not believe the drop .....

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Is this idea going the way of the dinosaurs ( get it Jurrasic ????) - slowly giving up & ending up dead ?
Probably, I am now maybe trying to buy a house next Monday, so don't have time to think about it at the moment!


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Who started this thread anyway ?
The 1st/2nd August then ???
well, I though Andy Moore did, but if I got that wrong, apologies...

and he says this to 1st/2nd..
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I can't make it on those dates. :-(
Can't please everybody, and I can make any of those dates, but the 1/2 and 8/9 looking better. So, i'm keeping quiet, maybe two trips are needed, and maybe I won't be able to go at all depending on if i get this house. I should really stop looking at auction catalogues!

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What is the consensus of those that want to go ? Is there an option to pitch up somewhere close even if its not on the beach ?
I spent ages scouring google earth, and did not have much luck. Someone suggested Weymouth beach is possible, others suggested no beach camping in dorset. Portland according to the ranger guy is not possible, even though someone on here suggested it happens regularly. Maybe one of those diver places treerat suggested, or a normal b&b would be a better option.

Like I said before, 1/2 Aug is probably not the best if people want to try the beach thing, cos you'll be up in the night worrying about high tide (if I read it right)
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What about Lulworth Cove as 'base camp'?

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8 th & 9th are better for me family & tide wise . Easy out of Christchurch from 10am till 4/5 pm & same back in on Sunday.

I'd be sleeping on my boat so can keep an eye on anthying afloat . Lulworth cove OK - all down to weather and anyone else plan ?

Can you just anchor in the cove?
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We could both do the 8 & 9th but we aint both gonna be able to sleep on the boat I dont think....is it realistic to pitch up and anchor overnight in LC ?
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Can you just anchor in the cove?
Dunno.

Once a date is firmed up, I'll phone the harbour master.
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Not sure if there is any mileage left in this as wot seemed a good idea is now slowly slipping apathetically away it seems.
I am happy to arrange or help arrange this but I need a vote on which weekend, either the 1st or 2nd weekend in August even if it turns out not to be an overnighter...(shame tho). Beyond that I cant make in any case. I would have thought that the weather window was equally important as the tides favouring the 2nd weekend.....
So I guess its over to you who expressed an interest previously to see if they are still interested in the trip.....
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I am still up for it but my crew goes on holiday in early August. I suggest you guys decide on a date and we'll come along if we can.

I vote for an overnighter in a hotel in Lulworth.

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8th & 9th for me. I'd be planning to kip on the boat , but it just seems to be a tuffy to arrange due to hols etc .

Depending on weather I may do something like it even if its just a long day out. Anyone out to Swanage for Sat 25th & red arrows etc ?
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On a seperate note, does anyone know if there is anywhere to pitch up in poole or swanage and still be near the rib ?
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