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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jesterjon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 10:54
I agree the weather was superb, I am going to try your suggested anchorages they look good, I like the cows in the water.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 13:13
In 2012 the weather was rubbish but it is obvious that in good conditions -less mist- the scenery would be stunning
So this year I am getting myself psyched up for another S handed trip clockwise from Bradwell
Not so sure about round the top  though
Going where I have been before suits my comfort zone & makes the trip more enjoyable .  I may even get to go to Channel Islands on the way ,as before, but it will probably be the Cally Canal again-- but you never know!!!! Depends on how fit I feel --& the weather of course


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CharlesP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 18:35
The weather in 2012 was fantastic, Samuel. Remember, you were a few weeks behind and caught all that wet and strong stuff. I think you spent too much time in the Channel Islands last time. I think its best to reach The Highlands and Islands as early in June as possible.

Seeing all the lovely photos in this thread brings back such wonderful memories of our 2012 trip.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 19:17
Originally posted by CharlesP CharlesP wrote:

The weather in 2012 was fantastic, Samuel. Remember, you were a few weeks behind and caught all that wet and strong stuff. I think you spent too much time in the Channel Islands last time. I think its best to reach The Highlands and Islands as early in June as possible.

Seeing all the lovely photos in this thread brings back such wonderful memories of our 2012 trip.

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Do you fancy another circuit?
This time I am leaving earlier in June ( 1st week instead of second) but after Cherbourg I will either go St Peter Port for a couple of days rather than 4 weeks then Falmouth or Cherbourg to Torquay
All weather dependant

July 2012 the weather in the Channel Islands was diabolical, so i am surprised you had good weather
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I'd love another circuit, but not this year.

If the jet stream stays over southern England then the Scottish weather will be superb.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Colin Fisher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2014 at 19:59
Hi Martin and Rene.

You were asking about the Antares charts. I used these last year in paper format as I am not geared up with a laptop to use them digitally
I found them very usefull for some of the trickier anchorages as they show a great amount of acurate detail.Bob Bradfield who prepares them spends an huge amount of time surveying the selected areas.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Martin&Rene Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2014 at 11:13
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Thanks for your comment on the Antares charts.  I have just seen in the latest RYA magazine that the latest Clyde Cruising Club guide up to Cape Wrath is to include Antares chartlets, so that sounds like a pretty good recommendation. 
 
I am setting up my laptop, so I can see the Antares charts on it.  I just bought a GPS dongle from Maplins and then a few days later saw that SeaClear are doing a unit where the GPS receiver unit can be positioned away from the laptop for a similar price.   It sounds like a good idea and I wish I had seen the details earlier.
 
 
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If you have the kids on board, the best time to go into St Ninians Bay is on a sunny day when high tide is in the afternoon.  The sandy beach is fantastic and as the water comes in it actually gets quite warm.  The walk round to the headland is good also.   Just follow the pilot book, as sometimes when you look at it you wonder why you anchored half a mile out and then the tide goes out.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jesterjon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2014 at 11:49
Martin &Rene,

I have already added it to my spring time plans before we go north again.

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nice pictures.
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Storm Petrel at the fantastic new facilities at loch Aline.
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