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  1. #71
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Pont Aven?

  2. #72
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Move to Kalymnos. Sailing in the sun and all the climbing you could throw a rope at.
    Brexit: ‘taking back’ what we had never lost, in order to lose everything we had...

  3. #73
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by moomba View Post
    No way it s the New Brighton
    New Brighton, maybe. The new Brighton, no.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

  4. #74
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by steve yates View Post
    I spent 20 years in keswick, in the Lake District, and it's a great place to live if your into the outdoors.
    Things I like for living there,
    Huge range of pubs
    Lots of cafes, restaurants, galleries etc,bi weekly markets.
    It's a pretty and compact town.
    Good mix of locals, and incomers.
    Temp folk coming to live and work there so they can climb/walk/mountain bike etc for a season or three keep it young, outward looking and vibrant!
    Small enough you get to know many faces ( pop is 5000)
    Tourists keep the economy humming, provide plenty of work, ( albeit low paid) means a larger than normal amount of pubs and restaurants survive and thrive, and add an interesting dynamic to the social scene.

    The only thing wrong with it is it's not on the coast with a harbour/marina/moorings. Plus my wife thinks the lakes are too wet and cold

    So we are looking for somewhere to live in the future, currently Tynemouth, Newcastle is favourite, because it's within fairly easy reach of keswick and the lakes, it has a lot of those keswick plus points above, and is on the coast, has surfing, and my wife is a geordie and fancies going home.

    The sailing is not great from around there though, so where else in the country, ( England Scotland Wales) would we find a small pretty market village with the good parts of keswick I outlined above, but is on the sea, I can keep our boat there and has good local sailing and is a good base for multi day/week long and several week long cruising from?
    And ideally has a decent climate!

    I'm hoping the combined knowledge and experience on here will give me some great ideas and counter my my ignorance of the rest of the country
    Milford on Sea, just a cycle ride from Lymington.
    Friendly, great eateries/pubs & tourists start appearing around easter.
    http://www.milfordonsea.org/
    Last edited by alant; 02-02-19 at 06:58.

  5. #75
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Minchsailor View Post
    I thought one of the OP's requirement was for a place without too much rainfall. And a reasonable cultural life. Look elsewhere.
    Correct, plus it's a dump, I spent years around it.

  6. #76
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimi View Post
    Move to Kalymnos. Sailing in the sun and all the climbing you could throw a rope at.
    Now we're talking, I've had two climbing trips there. Fabulous place!

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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    You could carry on enjoying the fleshpots of Keswick and make a short and very scenic commute to....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4esb3WKF_8

  8. #78
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by alant View Post
    Milford on Sea, just a cycle ride from Lymington.
    Friendly, great eateries/pubs & tourists start appearing around easter.
    http://www.milfordonsea.org/
    It's even closer to Keyhaven, which is a bit more tidally constrained even for a bilge keeler. it's much nicer than Lymingtonk, easier to get out through Hurst (no one ever wants to push the tide that way ).
    Handy for the New Forest, Christchurch and Bournmouth but otherwise pretty much a dead end. Southampton for decent shops, although lymington has some boutiques, an M&S food and a Waitrose.
    Grow old disgracefully, it's more fun

  9. #79
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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    You could carry on enjoying the fleshpots of Keswick and make a short and very scenic commute to....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4esb3WKF_8
    I already have maryport as my home port, which I prefer to Whitehaven, and an even shorter commute.

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    Default Re: Where is a seaside version of keswick, to move too?

    Oban?

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