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Plymouth
A gentle all-day paddle on salty / brackish water for long boats.
The aim is to put in at The Mount Batten Centre and use the flood to get to St Germans Quay around HW and then return with the ebb. However, to make this trip enjoyable and not a slog, it should be seen as a commitment to a whole day paddle exploring the area of the R. Lynher. If we don’t get to St Germans, it doesn’t matter. The idea is to enjoy the trip and stop where and when we want to.

Put-in
Meet at The Mountbatten Centre (car park) c. 09.30 for 10.00 on the water.
Lat. 50.359951N Long 04.128342W
O.S ref: SX 487534
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Go into the Mountbatten Centre on arrival and pay for the car parking c.£5.00. You need the reg no. of your car. The payment includes access to changing and shower facilities. There are also toilets and a café.

Timing
From Mount Batten to St Germans Quay, on the River Lynher is c. 17 km / 10.5 miles, (34 km / 21 miles ret.)
If we paddle at say 5 km hr, (c.3mph) through the water, ignoring any assistance from the tidal stream, say 3.5 hours, each way or 4 hr with a 30 min stop.
Therefore, we need to launch at the latest, c. 4 hr before HW. We will then take the return stream back, leaving St Germans between HW and c.1.5 hr after HW.

Contact the Quartermaster if you need to hire a boat.

Contact Phil Williamson if you would like to go.

Falmouth weekend
Gary Neath is planning a sea paddling trip in the Falmouth area on the weekend of 1st & 2nd July.
The trip will be covering some distance over the weekend, so this paddle is only suitable for long boats (sea / touring boats) and paddlers with minimum 2 star skills.
The weekend will consist of two days paddling (Sat-Sun) around the Falmouth area.
Camping or other accommodation is available.

There is a maximum of 15, so this is first come first served

Contact the Quartermaster if you need to hire a boat.

Contact Gary Neath if you would like to go.