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Bramblebush 7-8 June

John & Roger
Host Host: Clare D
Date Date: 07/06/14
Venue Venue: Poole
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Bramblebush 7-8 June (3)
Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating

Last updated: 08/06/14 22:41 By: Andrew
Views: 910

Diary for Andrew at Poole on 07/06/14

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres

Managed two runs as Bramblebush, planing most of the time. Wind was very light, then dropped completey.

So not much of a sail, but an excellent Bramblebush weekend. Very sociable, great BBQ on saturday night. Then I did an excellent long walk on Sunday (Acton-Dancing Ledge-St Aldams-Chapmans Pool-Worth Mattravers)

Diary for Yannis at Poole on 07/06/14

Paddling in Bramblebush
Lucas heading west
Rating:3 star rating
Board:0 litres

I will start from the end. Exactly at 17:15 on Sunday, after everyone else had gone, the kids were in the car and I went back to the beach to pick up the last bit of kit, the sky went dark, the sea went black and a strong breeze blew from the west. White caps appeared across the bay and I ran to get my anemometer. I just had to know! Sadly, the battery was gone, but I bet it was blowing 20mph at least! I then looked up and yelled at the old-timer, WHO OH WHY!!! Not sure how long it lasted. As we were waiting for the ferry, we spotted Andrew heading back to the beach.

Anyhow, despite the otherwise complete lack of wind we all had a great time. The kids got back shattered and filled the house with sand and I got an earful from their mother for knackering them a day before school. Kids loved the Acton camp site as they could roam free without bumping into other people. On the beach the kids spent the weekend sand throwing, jellyfish poking, paddle boarding, kayaking, mud bathing, windsurfing and swimming. As a single camping parent, I ran around making sure they were ok.

The big weekend blow came sadly not from the sky, but when David C. pointed out that my brand new Cadac Safari Chef won't take gas cannisters. Thank you for buying the cannister I could not use David!

Great to see everyone after a year. See you in a few weeks.

Diary for 1awro at Poole on 08/06/14

Rating:4 star rating
Board:180 litres

First meet with ocean motioners at Bramblebush today. great to meet a bunch of lovely people, even if none of them windsurfed in the tiny wind! Clearly the excellent rating is more for the friendly folk than the windsurfing! Look forward to the next one.


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