The first summery weekend this year and a great reminder of why we love sailing! Friday afternoon we sailed to Cowes and spent a very peaceful night moored in the Medina. An early start on Saturday took us through the Needles by 0900 and gentle breezes enabled us to practice using our cruising chute again so that we made Studland Bay to anchor for lunch. We tried the new fishing rod whilst we were drifting along but didn’t catch a thing!
We sailed back through the Needles in the later afternoon and picked up a mooring buoy outside Yarmouth. A water taxi ride later and we were in the Blue Crab restaurant having tiger prawns and huge scallops for dinner. The next morning we left at about 1030 as the tide turned against us and spent 7 and a half hours doing not very many miles at all but it was great to be out on the water in the sunshine.
Then the wind got up to 23 kts and we shot off down the solent with the tide at over 9kts 🙂