Be sure to check out Reeds and / or the appropriate pilots for more detailed information and alternates, this is just an overview of likely candidates, but I have been to all of them.
The Isles of Scilly
|Low tide at Hugh Town / St Mary's Pool.|
|The Porthloo anchorage, St Martins in the distance (centre)|
A popular anchorage to wait in prior to moving on to Old Grimsby or St Helens pool or to cross Crow Bar but it is very susceptible to swell and small waves refracting round the islands. It is important to get as far in and as close to western shore as practical. Vodafone and O2 signals OK. Visited 2023
|Well out in the Watermill Cove anchorage.|
|The western part of the St Martin's Bay anchorage.|
|Old Grimsby, Tresco from St Helen's Pool which is one of the best|
anchorages but a fair ride in the dinghy for services on Tresco.
The South East Coast of Ireland
|From the eastern end of the anchorage the main entrance |
extreme right, "Lots Wife" daymark to the left of it.
Waterford / Dunmore East
The East Coast of Ireland
St Margaret's Bay
|Approaching Carnsore Point. ST Margret's Bay just out of|
shot to the right.
Sorrento Bay, Dublin
|Sorrento Bay, 2020. the following year I went a bit further west|
away from the bathing area and in 2022 & 2023 further east. Jet Skies
and Speed boats were a problem for a time but didn't stay long.
|Looking east towards Dalkey Island with its fort and Martello tower.|
|The passage inside "Irelands eye" is not a good place to be in a |
strong easterly. Waves breaking on the other side or the island
were reaching the top of the Martello tower.
|This boat had made the short hop from Malahide to the NW but |
wished they hadn't.
|The pilot warns of an old breakwater submerging at low water|
that has been rebuilt and provides good shelter to the marina
but it is very shallow either side so stay well clear on the marina
side of the port hand markers,
|The Skerries harbour.|
|On a visitors berth at Ardglass, getting onto one of these|
berths is not normally a problem, getting out could be due
to lack of manoeuvring room.