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April


Pure Adventure
www.purejersey.com
Easter Egg Hunt for H4H - Help For Heroes
Pure Adventure are holding an Easter Egg Hunt to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes on Easter Sunday 8th April 2012.
Everyone is welcome to come along and search for the hidden chocolate eggs and take part in the Big Egg and Spoon Race, Space Hopper relay fun and Zorbing along the beach.

Bristol Packet Boat Trips
www.bristolpacket.co.uk
Hello from Bristol Packet Boat Trips.
After a long winter's overhaul of prepping, painting and polishing, Bristol Packet crew are delighted to be back under clear spring skies. Bagheera has been fitted with a new four cylinder 140 horsepower engine. After some teething problems with the injector pump our chief engineer, Jim, declared her shipshape and Bristol fashion.
Last year all our downstream trips were oversubscribed so we've increased the frequency of our Avon Gorge Cruises. Bristol was built to be approached by water. To cruise up through the spectacular gorge and under Brunel's suspended masterpiece in the company of our experts is to pass through one of the greatest nautical gateways of them all, and to follow in the wake of a rich history.
We have fresh new and old pictures in our photo gallery and would like to thank everyone for their submissions. This month's best shot (as judged by the old sea dogs down The Nova) was by Alan Dibble (nighttime shot of Tower Belle and superyacht Mogambo), congratulations, and enjoy your free cruise to Bath on the narrowboat Redshank.
Lastly, afternoon trips to Beeses Tea Gardens start running regularly again on Good Friday. Looking forward to the cream teas already.
See you on the river.

Appledore Sails
www.appledoresails.co.uk
Appledore Sails March 2012 Newsletter
It is March again - Patron's anti-fouling is done, the mast is up, and a new Devon flag is flying. I have still got to put the sails on and check the engine, and give her a last clean and polish. I am stocking the boat this week with the necessities and she is being launched at 5 pm Wednesday 3rd April.
I have a 'book-a-berth' guest for Easter Monday's trip to Lundy after the shakedown cruise Easter Sunday - any one like to join him? We are leaving Appledore Quay by 9.30 am and out for the day. Cost �150 per person for the day.
As you can see I am back into taking bookings on both Jez-y-belle and Patron. Anyone feeling like blowing those winter cobwebs away, just give me a ring - 01237 423163 / 0702713435 and we will see what we can arrange.
I am still available for April 30th - Wednesday 2nd May for a trip down to Padstow for 'Obby Osse day - you will need some experience as will include some night sailing. 90 plus miles for the return trip to enter in your log books. Anyone up for it?
Later in May is a good time for a trip, maybe to Wales or Bristol. I already have a trip booked for the Scillies in August but there is plenty of other availability if you fancy going down - maybe in July?
I am afraid the Lundy Race weekend is already booked to the couple who were let down by the weather for the last Lundy race - A Force 8 gale!
Let me know what you would like - day trips, weekends, or longer, or even an estuary cruise in Jez-y-Belle - so I can hold the dates for you.
I might put Jez-y-belle back in the water this next weekend. Her season starts on 1st April.

Sea Searcher Boat Trips
www.seasearcher.co.uk
New programme for the start of the 2012 season now available below. We will be starting the season on March 17th and 18th with the Kent Big Day Out, running Harbour sightseeing trips from 1200 (weather permitting). We will also be using a new larger boat with better facilities by Easter. All prices held again.
Dates and times for open seal and wildlife watching trips.
A one and a half hour trip to a local seal colony in a National Nature Reserve, cost �20 per person. APRIL
Friday 6 0930, Saturday 7 1000, Thursday 12 1530, Saturday 21 1000, Sunday 22 1030.
We are running open 3 hour trips, especially suitable as a taster of sea angling. Rod hire and bait included in the price of �25.00 per person.
0900 to 1200.
MARCH
Saturday 24, Sunday 25, Saturday 31.
APRIL
Sunday 8, Monday 9, Wednesday 11, Friday 14, Saturday 15, Saturday 28, Sunday 29.
Open full day fishing trips 0900 to 1630 �45 per person, rod and bait included.
APRIL
Sunday 1.

Scottish Seabird Centre
www.seabird.org
The Harbour, North Berwick, EH39 4SS. 01620 890202.
All events are FREE for members, or included in the entry price to the Discovery Centre for non- members, unless otherwise stated. Entry to the Discovery Centre is �7.95 for adults, �4.50 for children and �5.95 for concessions. Book tickets online in advance at www.seabird.org.
April
David Thompson exhibition. To 19 June, during opening hours in the Picture Gallery. David Thompson, a self-taught artist, specialises in acrylics on canvas and depicts wildlife of the polar regions and the oceans.
Mini Makers. Weekends, 14:00-15:00, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. Fun 'make and do' sessions for kids age 4 to 8.
Coastal Power exhibition. To 7 May, opening hours, included with entry into the Discovery Centre. COASTAL POWER is a new exhibition which explores both the science and environmental issues associated with the construction of wave energy, tidal energy and offshore wind farms around the coastline of Scotland. Video and poster displays examine the role of Scottish companies such as Pelamis and Aquamarine in some of the exciting new developments in wave energy and discuss the future of renewable energy around the coastline. The exhibition includes paintings by Glasgow artist Marianne Greated and visitors can also generate their own waves with an interactive model wave tank.




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