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Lymington to Studland 2019-05-23

A sail from Lymington out of the Solent past Hurst Castle, past Christchurch Harbour and on to an anchorage at Studland.

After leaving Lymington we sailed past Hurst Castle to leave the Solent and enter Christchurch Bay. We sailed past Christchucrh Harbour - where I learnt to sail 40 years ago - and on past Hengistbury Head.

As we sailed over Christchurch Ledge we encountered a small patch of overfalls. These were no problem in a 32 foot Westerley Fulmar but the experience was somewhat different when I encountered overfalls for the first time at this spot about 40 years ago in my parents' Wayfarer!

We then sailed on past Boscombe and Bornemouth (taking photos of what has now replaced my parents' hotel on the cliff above Boscombe Pier) and then we set a course for an anchorage at Studland.

As we were nearing Studland we encountered three black RIBs with dark clad men on board. Shortly after, a large military helicopter joined us overhead and started transferring men from the speeding RIBs to the helicopter. Although Poole is a major Royal Marine base, I would guess these might have been from the Special Boat Service.

Poole to Weymouth 2016-11-13 Sailing Derek H's new boat back towards the Exe. Stage 2 of the journey from Poole to Weymouth. The boat is a rather nice Westerley Fulmar. Fairly large tides so we took the offshore route around the overfalls at St Albans Head.
The big three oh 2024-01-13 Times two! Birthday lunch at the Cawsand Bay Hotel and then the traditional yomp to Rame Head for Jaffa Cakes and Prosecco..
Tags: Rame Head
Ram head walk - again! 2021-09-11 Lizzie's favourite walk again. This time from the campsite on Maker Heights - just to give it a bit more up and downyness. Hot - so quite hard work for an eight mile walk.
Tags: Rame Head
Cawsand to Rame Head - again! 2020-07-17 Liz's favourite walk. Scooby's third favourite walk. I went along too.
Tags: Rame Head
Lands End, Gwenapp and Porthgwarra 2019-09-13 Paid an outrageous £6 for parking at Land's End and then promptly headed off to Gwenapp Head. Watched yacht doing the "inshore passage" round Land's End and then had lunch at Porthgwarra Cafe. Back via an inland route and cabbage fields.
Trevose Head 2019-04-23 Four beaches in one walk - Scooby in doggie heaven. In the campervan at the very nice Trehias Farm Camping - near Trevose Head (just west of Padstow). Walk via Treyarnon Bay, Constantine Bay, Long Cove and Harlyn Beach - all dog friendly beaches.
Rame Head - again! 2018-12-02 The "Tribby" (our camper van) hadn't been moved for a couple of months so we too it on a road trip down to Cornwall. Liz's favourite walk - from Cawsand to Rame Head and back again.
Tags: Rame Head
Rock, Padstow and Stepper Point 2018-09-13 Staying at the rather nice (but rather expensive) campsite directly overlooking Polzeath beach, we drove down to Rock and caught the ferry over to Padstow. Padstow was heaving with tourists as expected (even on a Thursday in the middle of September). We then walked on past the famous Doom Bar and on to Stepper Point (on the west side of the entrance to the Camel Estuary). Then back along the sands of the Doom bar at low water to give Scooby hound a run.
Gwenapp Head 2018-09-08 Another new take on a favourite walk. From Treen, via St Levans, Porthgwarra and on to Gwenapp Head (just along from Lands End and happily not touched by the awful tat at Lands End). We could see the rain showers getting blown in from the Atlantic - but as they were mostly horizontal it was possible to keep mostly dry by sheltering behind lumps of granite.
Rosemullion Head 2018-09-05 A new take on another of Liz's favourite walks - to Rosemullion Head (between the Fal and the Helford). Scooby allowed us to just sit a read for a hour or so while watching the strange floaty things out to sea). Then back via Mawnan Smith with the walk extended a bit as Scooby couldn't be trusted to cross a field full of cows - even on a lead!
St Anthonys Head 2018-09-04 On to Trewince camp site and one of Liz's favourite walks - around St Anthonys Head. Stunning views - some of the early photos could be of the Mediterranean. After going past the light house at the end of St Anthony's Head the walk is then along the eas
Brixham to Exe 2017-04-23 A lovely day sail on Derek H's Fulmar. First a quick trip with Liz on board round Berry Head. Mostly motor sailing and watching the wildlife. Then, after dropping Liz off back in Brixham, a sail back up to SYC on the Exe. Light winds - but enough to sail most of the way. A chance to "play" with some of setup on Thalmia including the cruising chute and a think about how a preventer might be rigged.
Tags: Berry Head
Maker to Rame Head 2017-04-09 The usual walk from Cawsand to Rame Head - only slightly longer as we had the campervan up on Maker Heights. A gloriously hot sunny day at the start of April.
Tags: Rame Head
Cawsand to Rame Head 2012-03-11 Lizzies favouritist ever walk and by default Scoobys too. From the carpark in Cawsand to the hermits house on Rame Head and then back to the Devonport Arms for lunch.
Tags: Rame Head
Cawsand to Rame Head 2016-10-17 Lizzie's favourite walk - again! After driving through a torrential downpour in Plymouth, the walk from Cawsand to Rame Head was mostly sunny with about F5 winds.
Tags: Rame Head
Sabbacombe Head to Kingswear 2016-03-14 From Coleton Fishacre (actually Coleton Camp) down to Sabbacombe Head and then along the coast path past Froward Point and on to near Kingswear. A lot of ups and downs - big ups and downs!
Rame Head 2016-02-21 Liz's favourite walk and Scooby was quite keen too. Protected from the strong westerly winds until finally climbing to the hermit's house at the end of Rame Head
Tags: Rame Head
Rosemullion Head and Mawnan 2015-09-18 Round Rosemullion Head and back via Mawnan Smith. Lovely walk but the plan was slightly spoilt as the midges on the Head put paid to the idea of reading there for a couple of hours.
St Anthonys Head 2015-09-12 Liz's second favourite walk. Around St Anthony's Head on the east side of the Fal Estuary. Scooby enjoyed himself immensely but had to be reduced to "two paw drive" when passing a herd of cows on the cliff edge,
Rame Head 2015-06-29 Liz's favourite walk! A visit after a weekend in Lostwithiel with Richard & Helen to take in Motorhead and The Stranglers at the Eden Sessions. As I was wandering along the coastpath, I was idly wondering whether I've seen Motorhead more times that Liz has "dragged" me along the coastpath to Rame Head. It's a difficult one to call but I would guess I've been to Motorhead about 20 times (19 times with Richard T). I would guess that I've walked the Cawsand to Rame head path about 15 times (15 times with Lizzie W). So Motorhead are just in front. After the Motorhead performance on Saturday at the Eden Project, I'm guessing that Rame Head walks are going to catch up soon. Dog tried to eat cliff top ponies - ponies disagreed with concept - I had to explain error in thinking to dog.
Tags: Rame Head
Dittisham to QAB Plymouth 2015-06-21 Round from Dittisham on the Dart to Queen Annes Battery marina in Plymouth. With the wind forecast to be F4 to F5 from the west and most of the trip being westwards, this was going to be an interesting trip. Start Point planning was spot on - we arrived just at the very last of the flood tide meaning little adverse tide but, more importantly, no wind over tide. So Start Point was a pussy cat. Prawle Point and Bolt Head made up for this though. With wind over tide by then, the seas there were "interesting" as the wind gusted to 22 knots (low end of a force 6). Some of the biggest overfalls I've been through for quite some time! As we got to Bigbury Bay the wind was a better angle and we got to sail rather than the motor sailing we did from just past Start. Into QAB about 8pm.
Tags: Bolt Head
St Anthony Head hound walk 2014-09-11 Too windy for canoeing (F5/6 from the east) so a yomp with the hound around St Anthony Head. Top walk with just about the right amount of up and downiness.
Lizzie birthday walk to Rame Head 2014-01-13 From Cawsand to Rame Head on a Lizzie big birthday. Drinking champagne at the end of Rame Head in a hail storm in January!
Tags: Rame Head
Maenporth Beach, Rosemullion Head and the Helford 2013-09-20 A walk from Maenporth Beach via RoseMullion Head and the Helford. Summer finally arrived on the last day of our summer holidays! Beautiful views from Rosemullion Head including some of the C Class catamarans preparing for their race series out of Restronguet.
Cawsand to Rame Head 2013-09-12 A drive from one side of Cornwall to the other to do Lizzies favourite walk. The rain and fog from north Cornwall didnt make it down to the south coast to affect this walk from Cawsand to Rame head and back again.
Tags: Rame Head
Cawsand to Rame Head 2012-11-27 From Cawsand to Rame Head and back. Scooby pulled like a bxxxxxd much of the way especially when trying to say hello to the horses by the hermits cottage on Rame Head.
Tags: Rame Head
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