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Old 01 June 2013, 14:03   #1
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Hi From Portland

Hi all,

I live in Castletown, Portland opposite the slipway and finally got round to getting a boat!

Picked up an apex 4.5m with a 30HP Suzuki engine, maiden voyage next week :-)

Cheers
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p.s. If anyone needs a weather report from Portland let me know and I'll look out of the window ;-)
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Old 01 June 2013, 14:44   #2
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Hi, I thought that that part of the island was Fortuneswell?
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Hi Mollers, Fortuneswell is what you drive through to go up the hill, Castletown is the bit between the Castle and the Port :-)
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Hi, I thought that that part of the island was Fortuneswell?
Nope - that's the first batch of houses / shops found as you drive up the hill.

Castletown is the area from Osprey down to the port.
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Hi Mollers, Fortuneswell is what you drive through to go up the hill, Castletown is the bit between the Castle and the Port :-)
Ah right. Is it a newish development?
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Depends what you call new - I've known it as such for 30 years
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Yep, that's new. ;-)
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This is our house on D-Day:

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That's a pic worth having
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Great photo.
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hi Phil welcome to ribnet, what a shame you did not post earlier in week as we have just done( yesterday) a cruise from your slip to durdle door and lulworth cove great day ,and you would have had some company/support.
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hi Phil, this is my favourite place to launch, so I will watch your weather posts with interest!

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I saw you Trevor, wondered where you were all heading off to :-) How long does it take you to get to Lulworth?

I won't have the boat ready for another week or so, but that trip is definitely on the list once I've got the hang of it. Safety in numbers definitely sounds like a good option!

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