Sunday, September 20, 2009


Just back from a nice weekend sailing over to the Isle of Wight with Fordy. Very sunny on Saturday with not too much wind but we got down to Newtown by about 6pm. The tide was almost out, and being Spring tides made for very interesting access, where we managed to grab the only spare mooring. A boat coming in after us grounded just a few yards higher than us!

After the tide had come back in a bit to cover the muddy estuary, we took the dinghy as close as we could to the pub in Shalfleet  By the time we got back at midnight, the whole landscape was covered in water, only a few trees were visible.

The wind on Sunday was not very present either but we got back with a combination of sail and motor, giving up on the sailing when we realised we were going backwards!

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