LYME TRIP ITINERY 1-3 AUGUST 2014.
VHF COMS CH 72 on the hour.
This years trip has been placed over three days because of the tidal situation to allow a full day at Lyme on Saturday.
Friday:Plan to depart Portland at 12:30 to be at Bill by 14:00 to catch the tide turning west. ETA Lyme 19:00-19:30.
Pick up a swinging mooring or anchor if no spaces. Spaces become available as boats go into COB. Last year I rafted with Doug Odgers until a mooring became available. Supper on board. Note the Moorings were £10/night in 2013. Pay at Harbour Masters office next to Life Boat Station just as you come onto COB. Please pay at your earliest convenience. Some of you may wish to enter COB. Tide will be rising but COB dries so you need to be a bilge keel or tie your self to wall but boat will need adjustment to match rise and fall of tide. Check with HM Graham Forshaw, 01297 442137 mobile 07870 240645 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The pontoon is a very light unit for small pleasure craft. Bring your tenders and haul ashore behind the pontoon.
Saturday: Breakfast onboard. Now there is lots to do in Lyme so I shall leave that open to you all. However you might like to consider the following. A possible visit to RNSA Portland Member Tim Gedges boat works say around 10:30. Subject to availability and I shall be contacting Tim. A walk to the Snakes Graveyard situated to the west of the COB on the shore line. Pub lunch at 13:00 where we can all meet and discuss just about anything. You can also visit the Mary Anning museum at the east end of the Prom near the clock tower. Or you can go on a fossil hunt along the eastern shore. Keep well back from cliffs. Unstable. There are lots of shops and Cafes.
Meet up for tea say 18:00 at a cafe or Pub. Spend the remainder of the evening relaxing/drinking where ever you like.
Sunday:Departure planned at 06:35(BST). If you haven't paid you may well get pursued by a fast Rib from the HM!!
Arrive at Bill by 12:35BST to ride the east side Eddy towards East Shambles Cardinal then turn for Portland Harbour when off Grove Point.
Better to arrive early and wait in Chesil cove as tide will turn westerly.