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Thread: Camp, Paddle, Sail Poole Harbour April 2017?

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    The waters are quite safe, just watch the wind and the tides

    There is a zoomable chart you can study here, an excerpt of which is below:



    The key thing you will note is that you want about 1.3m of water to avoid trudging through the mud at Cleavel Point, nearer 1.9m if you wish to make it into Newton Bay - the ground at the tip of the point is much less muddy!

    The tides can be found here, just change the Daylight Saving to 1 hour and the Max. Graph size to one day, then press 'Apply' - this is set to Cleavel Point.

    If you are wanting to head to Wareham on Friday night, use this tidal info for when you're at Wareham Quay - give or take, Wareham is about an hour behind Cleavel Point and will take approximately 2.5-3 hours to paddle back from.

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    OK. Read through all the threads........Cleavel camp site............primitive if a portaloo has to be hired, but what IS the code to get into this des. res.?!

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    I'll send you a PM with the code Helen

    Quote Originally Posted by Helen B View Post
    OK. Read through all the threads........Cleavel camp site............primitive if a portaloo has to be hired, but what IS the code to get into this des. res.?!

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    Easiest description for finding the field I can think of:

    Head for postcode BH20 5JH and keep driving until you get to the gate - once through keep driving straight until you reach the gated oil refinery, turn right, then around a right bend, then turn left up toward a farm gate - go through the gate and take a right fork at the end of the first field - follow this and you will end up in the right field


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    Adrian, thanks for all the useful information - next year we will be sure to avoid your wife's birthday

    Helen I have sent you last years gate code if it changes I will send an update to all,

    uncle albert, I believe that some local sea kayakers will be there, the harbour is pretty safe (the only things likely to be hurt is pride if you get stuck in the mud) - the weather and tide look to be pretty much as last year, we can all have a chat on Friday to see what people want to do.

    I will stick some 'SOTP' signs up to help peeps find the field.

    if anyone wants to come at the last minuet don't be put off by the code and directions, if you go to the site office, http://www.burnbake.com/ tell them you are with our group and they should give you the gate code and directions.

    cheers

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    I have confirmed with the site that the gate code is the same as last year, I will send messages soon.

    Helen, apologies for the primitive facilities at the field, however (should have mentioned this sooner) the facilities at the main site - "include a small but well stocked shop on site, a toilet/shower block, an extra shower block, washing up sinks, baby changing & wash room, laundry room, chemical disposal point" is available to all - we would just have to drive to it, >5 mins.

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    Apologies, just had a short-notice job given to me which takes priority over joining you this weekend sadly. Have a great weekend and hopefully see you on the water soon.


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    I shall be bringing the lunar lander firebox for us to sit around and some firewood ,but more is always acceptable.
    Many thanks in advance, Ted (woodworm)
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today,cos if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodworm View Post
    I shall be bringing the lunar lander firebox for us to sit around and some firewood ,but more is always acceptable.
    Many thanks in advance, Ted (woodworm)
    Did I read the back in the thread that the owners did not approve of the scorched grass under the lunar Lander. If so I have just spotted 2 x lightweight thermalite blocks (the long ones) that I could bring to stand said Lander on and with the firebiard that would insulate a bit more.

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    Hi Uncle, having reread the relevant section the owners were upset their grass was burnt by others, but according to Steve they accepted not by us, but you know me I dare not blot my copybook again, so by all means bring what ever you feel will preserve the peace.

    RegardsTed
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    2 thermalite blocks - borrowed from Sea Cadets and some bags of logs - branded - 'ye olde shedde' loaded into the paddle-wagon, see you all tomorrow.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Albert View Post
    2 thermalite blocks - borrowed from Sea Cadets and some bags of logs - branded - 'ye olde shedde' loaded into the paddle-wagon, see you all tomorrow.

    Dave
    But the lander has 3 legs!

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    Latest wind forecasts like fantastic for you guys!

    Check here

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    But the lander has 3 legs!
    So does the emblem on the Isle of Man Flag....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirus View Post
    But the lander has 3 legs!
    I can bring another block.
    Geoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Albert View Post
    So does the emblem on the Isle of Man Flag....
    So did Jake the peg and look what happened to him

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    Hopefully see you all Sunday morning(early)

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    Hope you all have a great weekend and sorry I can't be there but still in post-op recovery.

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    Another in post op recovery, will have to content myself with fitting the new seats and yolk to my Orca Mayfly ready for its first outing when I can drive again. Hopefully next year though as Poole Harbour is one of my favourite bits of water.

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    It was a very pleasant surprise to meet a few Marauders whilst walking around Durleston Park yesterday - hope you all get some spectacular paddles in!

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    We did Adrian - it was an awesome weekend for paddling in the harbour. Hardly any wind at all (which upset the sailors)
    And sunshine on both Sat and Sun.

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    Many thanks Steve,Awesome weekend ,sightseeing , paddling and exc ellent company, restored my joy in
    Marauders meets.
    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today,cos if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow

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    Has anyone decided to stay on for another night - I could be around for a paddle tomorrow, but the tide suggests it would need to be a midday - late afternoon one?

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    Top weekend Steve! great fun

    a few photos from the beach...














    And lastly, Kennan (Kmac) modelling this years look for the Gentleman Paddler.

    "I intend to live forever. So far, so good..."

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    Firstly, apologies to those who i never got to speak to and introduce ourselves. We came down for the Sunday and were a bit keen to 'get going' (first time out this year).
    Our intention was to return and have a paddle with you all, but once we got to Green Island, Brownsea Island didn't seem to far away so considering condition, tides etc we decided to carry on.
    It took abit longer than expected and by the time we got back most had packed up and gone.
    We had a great paddle in what turned out to be fantastic conditions. Hardly a breeze and sunny skies.
    Here are a few of the photos i took. We look forward to doing this again....next time i hope to stay the weekend.
    Thanks to Steve and Adrian. (Also thanks to griz for loan of his trolley.....i was truely knackered after pulling canoe and wife though mud :0)











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    I was last to leave at 3pm this afternoon Adrian.........Sorry mate, we missed you !!

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    What a fantastic weekend. Great weather, great location and great people! Many thanks to Steve for organising the event and ensuring we had such fine weather too. It was great to see people from last year and meet new people too. Thank you to Geoff and Steve for their invaluable advice about canoe sailing. Paul realised his life ambition, to canoe sail under the Durdle Door Arch, with a warm up sail through Bat's Hole at Bat's Head. A simply idyllic weekend.
    Thank you every one

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    Yeah agreed a highly enjoyable weekend. Thanks to Steve for sorting out the venue and the weather.

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    Great to see some of you on Saturday, I should've packed my hammock still it was a great ride down and back home and just shy of 250 miles too.

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    Brilliant weekend. Thank you Steve for organising it. Perfect paddling, beautiful scenery and great company. Looking forward to the next get together.
    Sheila

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    Yes, it was a great weekend.Thanks again, Steve. The trip from Lolworth Cove was brilliant- only possible because the wind was so light. Missing the campsite already and looking forward to our next visit. I will bring my kayak next time. We could try to paddle the coast from Kimmeridge if the weather is good again?

    Paul

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    A few photos from the weekend up on Facebook.
    GR!Z photos Facebook

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    Cracking photos Gr!z, and good to meet you on Saturday.

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