First, thanks to Pete for posting yesterdays leg of the journey and yes I did go down to Eastbourne.
Second thanks, go to everyone following this epic journey. Sorry Martin, you missed joining up with them today - there is always tomorrow - 8.30 am (see below). Paul has said he, would be pleased to see anyone - either on water or on shore, so in reply to MeMe, see below for rough itinerary but because of 'good' weather they are making rapid progress.
So for todays report:
We (all 3 of us) had a good English Breakfast at the Park View Hotel - Eastbourne. Had to go to a Chemist for some stronger sun block, hand and faces are really taking a hint of Mahogany!
We then headed to the Pier for a spot of Crab fishing (must have caught the smallest crab on record) Nice to have a chance to enjoy a slower pace of life, rounding off with a fab ice cream.
Drove around to the boat, to deposit crew. Did a quick swap of laundry and the lads dressed up in drysuits (in the boiling sun) and headed for the lock. Once out, there was a distant wave (a hand type wave) and they were gone. Back home for me.
Apparently there were some proper waves today, with winds a westerly force 4, wind over tide coming up the solent. The rest is as reported above.
So the itinerary tomorrow - 8.30 start, head for the needles, onto Anvil point, Portland Bill, Lyme bay and stop over in Salcombe.
Sat : Falmouth
Mon: Milford Haven
Thu: Whitehaven/Sillouth - End
This is just a guide and I will keep you posted if it is any different.
They are currently having Fish & Chips on the harbour wall.
Well thats all. thanks for your support again