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Offline Novelty Matt

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Things to remember for Lundy
« on: May 08, 2012, 10:28:48 AM »
Just in case you wondered, or Alan forgets.

You probably can rock up last minute if you plan to camp.
The ferry costs 60 return, if you don't just go for the day.
Your car stays on the mainland and you have to pay to park it (don't leave things you want in your car)
Ferries run less often than you think.
If the ferries don't run you hopefully get choppered out for an extra 27.
You can't do a day trip if you want to climb.
The boat WILL steal your luggage for 4 hours from arrival if you put it in the hold -don't put climbing things in it.
If you're camping and it's raining, when your things arrive they will be wet.  Use a big dry bag if possible.
Lots of the island is restricted, lots of it is not, there are more than enough climbs to go round, as no one else on the island will be a climber.
The climbing is harder than you expect, if it says there isn't much gear in the book, there is no gear.
Devils slide is much more obvious if you try to find it walking from the bottom of the island on the coastal path.
The island is smaller than you think.
An ab rope would have probably been useful.
The pub serves 3 types of ale, including a Lundy Island brew.
The pub does not have carpet and comfy seats (this is important to Alan).
The burgers don't come with chips if they don't say they do.
The shop is well stocked with beer, bread, brie and salami.
Property rentals aren't too bad (~25pppn), however booking dates are weird. Camping is 9-12pppn

I think I saw some puffins.
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 10:37:59 AM »
to clarify - i like carpets and comfy seats.. not a carpet of comfy seats, that would be weird

tibbets hill is visible from almost everywhere on the island and makes a good reference point.

the quickest way to walk to the northern crags is to take the west path and then cut across the island by the three-quarter wall.

don't clip your shoes to a fake gear loop on the outside of your tiny rucksac and then be surprised if they vanish while you're walking home :D

matt did see puffins...hundreds off them!

seals make a noise like a drowning wolf - it is eerie

there are no chavs, graffity, rubbish or motorbikes on lundy :)
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 10:41:56 AM »
This has entertained me hugely on my miserable Tuesday morning!

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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 10:47:13 AM »
oh also someone on lundy is obsessed with sanitising - there are alcogel things all over the place and sign in the loos saying if you haven't sanisied your hands then you're not allowed in the pub! bl00dy loonies!
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 10:57:12 AM »
oh also someone on lundy is obsessed with sanitising - there are alcogel things all over the place and sign in the loos saying if you haven't sanisied your hands then you're not allowed in the pub! bl00dy loonies!

Well if you can't complain about chavs, rubbish or motorbikes then you've got to find something else to complain about!!
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 12:11:10 PM »

Well if you can't complain about chavs, rubbish or motorbikes then you've got to find something else to complain about!!

ahh i hadn't thought of that - good point
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 12:35:33 PM »
When did you go there? Who went? So it is worth it at the end of the rant?!
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 12:37:29 PM »
Me and Al went for the bank holiday weekend having organised it Friday night on a whim.

Well worth it for something different, I got very scared though!  I'd go back.
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 02:01:00 PM »
i'd like to go back :)
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 02:39:00 PM »
I'd like to see puffins. :-)

My dad ate one once, when we went to Iceland (the country, and its allowed). Apparently they are nice, but dont fancy it myself. 

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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2012, 02:42:24 PM »
Well they were very far away and looked like flying penguins, so we think they were puffins.  Al needed to have his monocular.

And seals as well, which was cool.
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Re: Things to remember for Lundy
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 07:47:44 PM »

Well if you can't complain about chavs, rubbish or motorbikes then you've got to find something else to complain about!!

ahh i hadn't thought of that - good point

But also they get a massive issue with NORO virus which shuts the island off when it occurs ;)