Snorkel trip Kimmeridge 11th August 2012

At the moment we are planning a day of snorkelling Saturday 11th August at Kimmeridge. (Lulworth is not an option  due to the Olympic exclusion zone)

We’ll meet about 10.30am on the grass in front of the Purbeck Marine Wildlife reserve hut. You can park in the top grass car park and walk down past the toilets towards the slipway, you’ll see the patch of grass by the buildings.

From here we’ll take the RIB round to Chapman’s pool, Mupe rocks and Worbarrow bay depending on numbers.

The wind is looking just about ok for Saturday so I’ll make the final decision Friday pm.

Once you turn off the main road by Corfe Castle there is no mobile phone reception so please ring early Saturday morning if you have any questions.

There are NO food shops nearby so please bring enough food for the day.

For those not snorkelling this isn’t a sandy beach and there is quite a bit of boat traffic around the slip way, but a 10 minute walk away, there is a shingle beach, plenty of places to play, paddle and swim, including the snorkel trail.

Please let me know if you are thinking about coming on Saturday and what kit, if any you need to borrow.

Could I also please have your mobile phone number so I can text you on Friday pm to let you know the trip is on.

For those divers among you check with Andi and Litchy about what’s going on. Endeavor may be in the area.

For further details contact Debbie

Read More

Trip Report – Lulworth Cove 21st August 2011

snorkelling-lulworth-005After launching Naiad, mid morning at Kimmeridge Bay our first stop was Worbarrow bay. The visibility was about 7 metres and from the moment we entered the water we were surrounded by fish such as wrasse, mullet, white bait and Pollock. It was hard to decide where to look. Half an hour in the water passed very quickly.

We then took a leisurely trip round into Lulworth Cove where we anchored up and swam to shore for lunch. While waiting for Andi and Howard to fetch the fish and chips, Amelia and I snorkeled around in 1 metre of water about 3 metres from the shore and surprisingly saw some decent size wrasse.

Read More