Graham, Luke and I arrived roughly about the same time on the Friday night meeting up at Pebble Bank Caravan Park. After a bit of bartering a deal was made on campsite fees. The campsite had amazing views over the harbour to Portland and over the Fleet giving a good idea as to what to expect from the sea conditions. That night things were not looking to good with strong winds blowing.
We are planning to be there for the first session (09:30 to 11:30) which is at the lower flow rate of 4 cubic meters per second (refered to as 4 cumecs; or for any engineers or scientists 4 m3s−1 ). This gives a good opportunity to get used to the course either paddling solo or taking turns in the Duo (accompanied by a coach in the back). From 11:30 the flow is turned up which will be of more interest for the established paddlers and the brave / foolhardy.