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Post by Mark R » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:37 pm

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Post by David P » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:12 pm

Yeah, and Old Harry is a favourite place to be caught out by them. It's like a tidal wave if you're sitting casually on the beach there...
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Post by Mark R » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:50 pm

We were on the exposed side of Old Harry against the cliffs, when three 5-6 foot steep waves came through in close succession. I saw them and yelled, "Incoming!" (I've always wanted to do that) but Alice was too slow turning into the first wave and got flipped. I was rather glad that she rolled when she did, then managing to get out of danger before the last wave came through.

I wasn't wildly happy during all of this, as my wife was in one of the small tunnels - which totally filled with water from the surges. Thankfully it emerged afterwards that she was safely on the other side.
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Post by Zoe Newsam » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:28 am

Eek.

Glad A & H both got out of it ok.

So, just the McDooms to convert now then?!
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Post by tizereyes » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:16 pm

It was a lesson well learnt, thankfully without the epic.

I've ordered my ferry goggles...

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Post by Andy_L » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:40 pm

Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Congratulations to Kevin and Alice!

Do they still do decent bacon sandwiches at Studland Bay cafe?

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Post by Mark R » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:04 pm

tizereyes wrote:It was a lesson well learnt, thankfully without the epic.

I've ordered my ferry goggles...
Here you go, Liz ...
http://southwestseakayaking.co.uk/2007/ ... t-the-set/
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