Good evening ,
Thank you for everyone that helped out with advice on launching from amble marina . We had three fantastic days up there and got bloody lucky with the weather .
Just a few bits for your info
We camped at a site called walkmill on the guyzance road out of warkworth , really good small site . They have a static caravan kitted out like you would for a basic holiday home but is open to use from all campers . So bath, shower, kitchen and lounge with settees etc
Short bike ride into warkworth for a beer
Amble marina was as friendly as everyone suggested , the public slipway had a lock put on it the day before we got there . The marina had not been informed . A guy called Nick could not do enough for us even though it was not their fault , he arranged to launch us from the yacht club slipway and indeed hooked our boat on his van and launched it .
When we came to recover the marina had been given a key to the slipway gate . They were also given a form we had to fill in along with a £20.00 deposit for the said key !!! The marinas view was the unlocked system had worked for the last twenty years without problems but hey ho .
Whilst we were recovering someone else turned up to use it . I was not allowed to sell him the key for £20.00 so we walked down to the marina together and I got my £20.00 back and he then gave them £20.00 and we walked back to the slipway together !!! Only in England .
Had a great run up to holy island and back . Dolphins , puffins all ticked off , fantastic
Thanks again to everyone's help we had the most fantastic few days which would not have happened without it
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