It seems there will be no more convivial raftups at Poole Town Quay (did cost about 12 GBP per night for a 10m boat). Instead, from this weekend visitors will be directed into a new marina, overnight fee 28.20 (and pro rata for other LOAs) although there is a 10% discount while 'temporary facilities' are in use this season. Those who can only afford Solent prices will have to go one mile further to the Cobbs Quay narinas and pay just 20 GBP for a berth there. Don't forget Poole bridge on the way though. Time to rediscover the pleasures of anchoring?