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Old 14 March 2010, 07:30   #1
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St Martins or Bryher

Any view on which is best, both look to have similar facilities?
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Any view on which is best, both look to have similar facilities?
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Old 17 March 2010, 16:27   #5
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Looks like Bryher is the way to go for a nice sheltered site St Agnes seems a bit more exposed but I like the look of the pub , spoke to Tresco Estate today and getting a mooring was easy too.

If anyone wants to read a really good article by someone "in the know" Toby Budd wrote one a few issues ago in RI and its well worth getting a copy if your planning a visit.
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Looks like Bryher is the way to go for a nice sheltered site St Agnes seems a bit more exposed but I like the look of the pub , spoke to Tresco Estate today and getting a mooring was easy too.

If anyone wants to read a really good article by someone "in the know" Toby Budd wrote one a few issues ago in RI and its well worth getting a copy if your planning a visit.
Or you can contact sticky tours who will recomend st Agnes

or rock up and meet the locals who are great and will help if they can but you may need a more than 150 L of Go go juice

but I know you have a problem with any number bigger than 150
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you have a problem with any number bigger than 150
Not really, I just can't afford to fit a 200 with prices the way that they are
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When you come down this way be welcome.

Much more tidal current off St Martins than Bryher but nothing any rib that can make the crossing can't handle.

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When you come down this way be welcome.

Much more tidal current off St Martins than Bryher but nothing any rib that can make the crossing can't handle.

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Thanks Ian ! which of the Islands are you based on?
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That place with the cheap chocolate cakes?
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The 'Hell's Teeth!' Hotel.
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Old 25 March 2010, 14:20   #13
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Bad guess guys. I'm on the even more expensive one.

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ians on tresco....

st martins is a bigger island with stunning beaches right round, has a campsite right by the beach and a hotel at the west end with moorings and a quay.
the tide runs quite hard through here and its deep.
The campsite beach dries right out so if your prepared to anchor up and plan your trips upto 2 hours either side of low water then this is reasonably safe...only southerly winds here blow straight onshore and cause some chop.
st martins has a pub but it doesnt get the best reviews...but the island itsself is stunning.
bryher is smaller , has a small pub/restaurant and the hell bay hotel on the west side.
Tresco channel is fairly sheltered from all directions, but southerly can be unpleasant if fresh and as st martins campsite beach you can use tresco channel till 2 hours before LW and 2 hours after (as a guide.... but 1 1/2 hours if your brave)
there are moorings on both the bryher side and tresco side, tresco estate own theirs, and i think bryher boatyard own the ones off bryher.
fuel is £1.49 / litre on st marys ....the fuel berth now has pumped petrol so its easier than can filling and lugging but its not cheap.

i live on st marys

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Might be coming over with my lovely wife (and Labrador) soon - she has to be over on St Mary's for work on a Monday morning so we thought we would make a weekend of it - any recommendations for a dog friendly hotel / nice B + B please? Also where to eat,

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