Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

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Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by PeterM » 09 Aug 2018, 12:27

Managed to get the RIB round to Dancing ledge and St Albans head on Monday - always wanted to get there and swim in the caves . Took a very experienced diver mate who was also keen . Not sure what his gopro will come out like , but amazing ! Lots of big wrasse , a big Bass & super clear water and tunnels to swim through :) Sorry no better pics at the moment - but I do have better idea of the sea floor for boating in the caves now :)

Not sure who set the dinghy racing course across the end of the slipway in Poole - but not the smartest move & 'interesting' getting across them all !
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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by Andy B » 09 Aug 2018, 23:35

Haven't been there since i was a kid!
Did you go ashore? Is the tidal swimming hole still there?
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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by PeterM » 10 Aug 2018, 13:14

Not ashore as such. The odd scramble on a rock. Yep.. the pool is still there... story was it blown out by the quarrymen (not the band) to keep cool when working in the summer.. it's not going anywhere! It's also alot colder than the sea.. the rock seems to suck heat out of it:(

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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by Martin » 18 Aug 2018, 08:21

Wow.. I somehow managed to miss this Pete :o
Looks great matey, Infact i went looking to see what i could find out.

I turned this up which may help a few that don't know the area,
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Portland Stone Coastline
Looks like there's a few little openings on that short stretch.
Great pics bud :thumbsup
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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by PeterM » 19 Aug 2018, 12:06

Good pic Martin! It's an unforgiving bit of a coast in bad weather but when it's a gentle northerly it's awesome...

I have been out there in 9m rib and struggled to safely turn the boat back the waves were so big... different days and different worlds!!!

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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by chris moody » 19 Aug 2018, 12:10

We need to do another Jurassic coast run again Peter. Maybe Poole to Durdle Door and back next time.
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Post by The Hobbit » 19 Aug 2018, 19:08

Weather permitting I'm hoping to do Weymouth to Lulworth Cove next week whilst on holiday with the other half and her girls. :waterski
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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by Paul » 19 Aug 2018, 22:29

chris moody wrote:
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We need to do another Jurassic coast run again Peter. Maybe Poole to Durdle Door and back next time.
Aye :thumbsup
Chris, was talking with Peter on Saturday and a Poole outing was mentioned for sometime during September :idea:
Just a case of firming up a date when everyone's 'moons align' :lol:
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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by The Hobbit » 20 Aug 2018, 07:09

I'm up for a Poole trip :clappy :drive
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Re: Dancing ledge snorkelling Mon 6 Aug 2018

Post by Sarah » 23 Aug 2018, 07:51

Pics look great - I must find the time to get out on the 4.8RC down the coast as well as working whilst the weather is good. Love the Baiter pics though - looks a little chaotic!
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