/ Best British port or harbour?
Uig in Skye
Hull is now a city of culture, so is immingham the gateway, there's probably lots of culture growing in the water.
Lamorna would be a good call apart from the parking and they ruined the Lamorna Wink a few years ago
A few cliches, but all favourites.
Mullion, Mylor and Trevaunance in Cornwall.
Solva in Pembrokeshire
Portpatrick in D&G
Glenuig, Ardgour (the views)
Kingston Upon Hull
> Something brought Seaton Carew to my mind...........shivers quietly.
Wasn't Seaton Carew an aquaintance of Chuffer Dandridge?
(I still miss Wogan in the mornings!)
Salcombe, preferably outside school holidays.
Not been to Lamorna for a while. What happened to the Wink?
> Arriving at Aberdeen on the NorthLink ferry is quite good - it's a big harbour, and I like the way that as you come in, it goes from being a long jetty in the distance to a thing that gradually envelops you while the city rises up above.
Slowly leaving Aberdeen on the ferry to Shetland on a dark winter night.....looking at the massive rig support vessels lit up at night is a real spectacle....knowing you may have an 'interesting' night ahead of you!
The Belfast to Liverpool can also be entertaining in the winter.
As a teen I did this crossing one winter where we were the lasty ferry to be allowed to leave for the UK. Practically every glass smashed and the curtains continually rotated to hit the ceiling.
Thankfully I have never endured the larne stranraer ferry crossing in full-on conditions
> If you stretch it to include anchorages then I reckon David Balfour's Bay in Erraid (Mull) would take some beating.
It's beautiful, but only as an occasional anchorage in settled conditions... a complete trap at other times, which pretty well disqualifies it from my understanding of 'harbour'.
Back in ma seafaring days, at the end of a six or nine month foreign deployment, every UK port or harbour I ever tied up in brought a tear of joy to my eye.
Everybody says Stourport
> Not only because it's a long way from anywhere, but also because it's the departure point of many island adventures. Or Knoydart fun.
I have a fondness for Mallaig too, being the only port I have arrived at (twice) under my own steam (open canoe) from other places.
Tarbet on Nevis for being the most welcoming place I've ever arrived at, pushing a canoe over a hill, and been put up for 3 days for free whilst we sat out the weather.
Port Askaig is a nice little spot.
Diabeg is a fabulous spot
Tayvallich is very pretty and has a good cafe.
Ullapool has a character of its own, and a bustling feel to it.
Staithes is lovely
Shoreham is the only harbour I know with its own little surf wave to play on at certain tides.
To be honest, most ports and harbours have something about them, some flavour of the sea, something of being on the edge. Except Felixstowe, its a dump.
Southwold Harbour and the Harbour Inn if you're near Felixstowe
A photo of the Wink post "improvement"
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