I'm never camping on a farm campsite again. Rudely awoken by cockerals at 4:20 this morning, who proceeded to keep me awaik til I got up at 6:30.
Anyway, early start, packed up and set off from Drivers a 7:45 am.
Down to Warsash to meet up with Biggles and Nos4r2, no sign, so motored up to Swanwick marina for some cheap fuel, and they were ready and launched when I got back.
Took a run over to Yarmouth for a warming drink. What a contrast today was to yesterday, but quite an easy run over to Yarmouth nonetheless.
Then out to the Needles for a play. Very lumpy indeed, but a good run enjoyed by all, if a little unnerving for some maybe. But you couldn't keep Biggles away; Nos and I began the trip back in to Yarmouth with Biggles joining us, only to see him turn around and go back out quickly disappearing from site.
Fleet back together and into Yarmouth for lunch.
After lunch, headed back towards Cowes. Very lumpy run, during which Matt continued his track record by stuffing the 5.4 (Karen was worried having seen the event from my boat as I was told to go back and see if Matt and Liz were OK). Unfortunately, camera was not at the ready.
CArried on in a steady fashion back to Cowes, where I left the others and headed back to Drivers. Nick and Matt continued to Pompey for a drink at the lightship with no doubt a little drying out to do.
Meanwhile, I managed to give Karen a pretty good soaking crossing the solent.
Wasn't my fault to be fair - she was given the option to move to the lee side.
Fab weekend and good to catch up with people. Lots more to come over the summer hopefully.