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Old 07 October 2007, 13:37   #1
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Solent end of summer cruise

Here is a selection of shots taken by us today aboard Merlin (thanks to the Jackeens).

Gathering at the lightship in sunshine:
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:38   #2
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Heading out of Portsmouth into the Solent.
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:40   #3
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Tied up at Cowes for refreshments. We bumped into Simon Hawkins on the Cowes inshore lifeboat when we came out:
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:41   #4
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On the way to Yarmouth....
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:42   #5
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After lunch saw Slim Tim launching, then it was off to the Needles for a play...
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:43   #6
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Lots of razzing around.....
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:46   #7
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Leeway turned up in his new 7.3 model, which has a 250 Opti XS on the back. He kindly gave me and Jimbo a ride in it. It is a really nice piece of kit and goes like a bullet!
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:48   #8
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And finally.......we got back to Portsmouth, and who should we see coming back into the harbour from Cowes in a 3m Quicksilver inflatable, but JK:
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Old 07 October 2007, 14:10   #9
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1) tied up in Yarmouth and waiting off Yarmouth to go play around the needles
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Old 07 October 2007, 14:14   #10
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more of waiting off yarmouth
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