After three great days messing about in and around the bay towing the family on toys, the calm water weather window beckoned our annual trip out to the nearby Farnes to see a few puffins before they depart.
As its a fair trip for our little sib we dug out the tiny 2.3hp auxiliary motor for peace of mind.
Thankfully it wasn't needed to be used in anger and both outward and inward journeys were pleasantly uneventful in calm waters at a leisurely 12 knot cruise. Not far out in real terms but always feels like an adventure in a small blow up boat.
Saw lots of puffins and plenty of seals basking on the rocks in the rising tide.
PS Last pic nicked from interweb as its a nice Farnes puffin pic.