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Yannis

Camber Sands on 28/08/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.6

Mud, mud, glorious mud...

I love St. Mary's Bay (the other side of Camber Sands). Beautiful, long, quiet, sandy beach; and then you step in the fine clay mud pools; up to your knees; for about 50 meters; with every step thinking that you leg will never come up again, and you'll keep sinking.

I got there on low tide and two 70-year-olds (couple) where already out. I calculated that if a 5.3 was suitable to their skeleton-like silhouettes, then a 5.6 would be perfect for my ampler figure. Thankfully my calculations were bang-on, so I enjoyed a couple of hours of bump-and-jump action, using the right board this time. A bit further out the sea had a nice greenish/bluish colour, but close to the shore it was plain mud-bath.

After a while the 70 year-olds packed up (or gobbled up by the mud), so I had the whole beach to myself!

It was my first time at St. Mary's bay, but I am not sure I will be going back. That mud is a show stopper.

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