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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 14:51 #99762

Correction - it was section (1) where new bollards have been installed.

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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 14:48 #99761

> Costs: Mooring fee :At (1) and (2) : 8-12m EUR 15 per day, >12m +1.25 EUR/m where there are electric/water points, +1 EUR/m at quai without elec/water (3). Water: 2 EUR/m3 , power 2EUR/night and showers 1.50 per person. (04/2018)

Thanks for quoting the new Guide entry. Well I suppose it's good to find mooring places that allow longer stays than in the past, but a pity it's a bit costly. The Guide entry seems a little ambiguous regarding mooring fee at (3), but I presume it is now charged for. It appears new bollards have been installed along this section since my visit as trees or concrete benches were the only alternative to mooring pins.

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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 13:11 #99760

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Location: East to West:
(1) Long piled quay, RB --- Where Peter Cawson moored
(2) former Locaboat base
(3) Quay between the former Locaboat base and bridge.

Mooring:
(1) 250m grass-topped quay with bollards 15m apart.
(2) Short finger pontoons
(3) 100m quay with bollards and water/power posts(for barges)
Harbour will be managed by the Tourist Office in Albert (phone: +33 (0)3 22 75 16 42 as from April 2018. Capitainerie manned from May 1 to Sep. 30 every day from 2pm to 7pm. The Belgian capitaine is no longer there.
Costs: Mooring fee :At (1) and (2) : 8-12m EUR 15 per day, >12m +1.25 EUR/m where there are electric/water points, +1 EUR/m at quai without elec/water (3). Water: 2 EUR/m3 , power 2EUR/night and showers 1.50 per person. (04/2018)

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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 12:54 #99759

The harbour is now managed by the tourist office in Albert. See my entry in the Mooring Guide from April 2018.
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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 12:41 #99758

> Please find attached the 2018 mooring fees for Cappy. No more free 1st night.

I think you have visited Cappy since I did. When I was there, the finger pontoon area was run by a rental company, but beyond (upstream of) the launching ramp, the bank was out of their control. This was where I stopped for 3 weeks after writing to the Somme authorities. It appears the rental people have gone and their moorings are now managed as a mini-marina. Are you saying the bank where I moored is now also run by the marina people? If not, then the OP should look at mooring there for a week - possibly free.

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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 11:27 #99757

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Thanks for replies everyone, all taken on board.
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Secure mooring on Somme 12 Jul 2018 11:18 #99756

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Thanks Peter, I'll make a note of that and we'll take a look.
Many thanks Rob and Sue.

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Secure mooring on Somme 11 Jul 2018 14:15 #99747

Please find attached the 2018 mooring fees for Cappy. No more free 1st night. Very high fee for only bollard mooring, no water/elec. points.
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Secure mooring on Somme 11 Jul 2018 12:42 #99746

Isn't this topic in the wrong section? Continental Waterways┬┐┬┐
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I though Cappy was now only 1st night free?? Was in July 2016 when last there.
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Secure mooring on Somme 11 Jul 2018 12:29 #99745

I believe there's a rule on the Somme (managed locally not by VNF) that you can only stop anyway for a couple of days. However I left my boat unattended for 3 weeks at Cappy with no problems - neither with the authorities nor with hooligans!

I wrote to the Somme authorities beforehand to say that I'd been called away and could I leave my boat there. No reply, but no problem. Whatever you do, don't use trees as mooring posts - this is very much frowned upon. I stopped 100 yards or so upstream of what was then the Locoboat charter base and launching ramp. I see from Google Earth Street View there are now bollards there so less temptation to use trees. Hope this helps

Peter

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Secure mooring on Somme 11 Jul 2018 11:53 #99744

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Does anyone know of a reasonably secure mooring on the Somme. We need to leave our 21 mtr barge unoccupied for a few weeks.

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