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by Al Donald
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:59
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Pre-social bike ride round Ashton Court - Thur 23rd
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Me too! :shock:
by Al Donald
Tue Mar 27, 2012 22:42
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: A dull place
Replies: 9
Views: 2706

Hi there, just coming out of hibernation! One thing though - isn't there usually an AGM about this time of year? - not seen any emails about it!
Looking forward to getting on the water before too long, and catching up with everyone!
by Al Donald
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:20
Forum: Trips
Topic: Daymer this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 2175

I've managed to wangle a free weekend, so I'm planning to go too! :D It will mark ten years since my first Nomads trip... to Daymer. Quite an eventful one I seem to remember! :wink: Always was one of my favourite venues, and it's been a while since we've had good winds for the Nomads trip there. For...
by Al Donald
Mon May 23, 2011 21:31
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Nukin' Newton Sunday 22nd
Replies: 23
Views: 3502

Well, I'm not volunteering to be the club's photographer but here's one I took of the interpid Nomads who ventured out! Oops don't seem to be able to post pictures - no hope then! This was a 'family' visit for me, but I managed to squeeze a board and some small sails in the Sharan, just in case! We ...
by Al Donald
Sun May 15, 2011 22:15
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM Saturday May 14th
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Thanks for the photos Greg, there's one of me (no 155), although I'm hidden behind the sail and the board has disappeared beneath the soup! Yes, I'd forgotten just how sandy everything gets, packing up. Welcome to the WSM experience! First time out for me this year too, and combination of very lumpy...
by Al Donald
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:58
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Portland - 9 / 10 oct
Replies: 11
Views: 2734

Matt wrote: Adrian/Al, what's the parking situation at Overcombe now?
Car park is 80p/hour but you can redeem some of it in the cafe.
Given what happened last Saturday I doubt I'll be in a hurry to return - still smarting from that! :oops:
by Al Donald
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:31
Forum: Trips
Topic: oxwich sat 9th oct 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Oh [expletive deleted]! It looks like I should have joined you guys at Oxwich. I'm afraid I got skunked at Overcombe. I was late getting going and by the time I got on the water (2pm) the wind was fading. I had a short wobble out and back (5m sail/85l waveboard). Later it seemed to pick up again and...
by Al Donald
Fri Oct 08, 2010 21:34
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland or indeed somewhere else entirely 10/11 Oct?
Replies: 32
Views: 6709

OK thanks Adrian, I think I'll head for Overcombe also - nearest for me and a favourite too. Hopefully my 4.5m sail will be small enough!
Have a good day everyone, wherever you go!
by Al Donald
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:08
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland or indeed somewhere else entirely 10/11 Oct?
Replies: 32
Views: 6709

Hi there! Well amazingly I have a pass out for Saturday and I intend to make the most of it! At Portland the tide will be very low so I would say 'don't go there'! Hamworthy will work well in an easterly, but it's just short chop (if you like that sort of thing). Alternatives with the possibility of...
by Al Donald
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:27
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Weston Sat 17th
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

It was great to get back out at WSM on Saturday, finally let out for good behaviour! :D Some very easy (for WSM) conditions but very enjoyable all the same, and given my current fitness level (zero) it was very manageable with 5.7m sail. Some very nice little waves to play with on the way back in, s...
by Al Donald
Sun Oct 25, 2009 22:21
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Portland Sunday 25th
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Good to hear you had a good sail - worth the trip by the sounds of it! The session at WSM was shorter but definitely exciting. Quite big waves rolling in, and some real munchers even out back. Wind up and down - started on 5.7m on waveboard (85l) but when the wind dropped changed to bigger board (ea...
by Al Donald
Sat Oct 24, 2009 21:44
Forum: Trips
Topic: Weymouth Sunday 25th
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

I'm planning to try Weston in the morning. Earlyish high tide at 10.17am (GMT) but we do get the extra hour!
by Al Donald
Thu Oct 22, 2009 22:00
Forum: Trips
Topic: Bigbury this w/e
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Oh well, looks like I'd be Billy No-mates! Perhaps I'll just do WSM instead!
As Martin points out, it looks like it could be tricky at Bigbury in westerly winds, especially as the tide will be going out (Causeway exposed).
by Al Donald
Wed Oct 21, 2009 19:26
Forum: Trips
Topic: Bigbury this w/e
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Bigbury this w/e

Forecast looking very tempting for the away weekend, although I'd probably only manage one day. Anyone else thinking of going?
by Al Donald
Sat Sep 19, 2009 08:14
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Sat & Sun 19/20 Sept
Replies: 12
Views: 5294

Nigel, the car park is the one identified on the ordnance survey map, and also the PH.
See you there!