Following an awful week in Dartmouth at the nd of July, we and Lunasea have ventured over to he IoW for a week, and in 28 hours have done more boating than the entire week in Devon.
Launched at MDL Mercury on th Hamble lunchtime yesterday - after a long delay on the A34- Mrs T made the ferry with about 1minute to spare
We bimbled down the Hamble (hadn't realised how narrow the channel is further up), then into a fresh Northerly in Southampton Water, and had an hour of fun and spray waiting for the Red Funnel with Mrs T and the car to reach Cowes.
Have nice berth in East Cowes Marina - very friendly people, and have nice static caraven at Waverely Park overlooking the water.
Ran down to the Needles today - sea was quite lively, wind against tide this morning, not helped by large Sunseekers / Princesses cutting close with mega-washes with little regard for anyone else!
Wheatsheaf for lunch - where else? (Nachos) and came back to find a further 5 rafted outside of use - made getting out interesting! Then a smooth run back with a beer at the the Lifeboat after tying up (can anyone tell me why the Lifeboat pub has a lighhouse as its logo?). Good day out.
Now planning next few days' jaunts over a glass of red, with a measure of Bunnahabhain to follow ...a jolly to the Folly at some stage - maybe an evening cruise, run to Bembridge, fishing off the Forts....all options depending on weather
Few pics attached- have some footage from my new Go-pro, which will add once I've worked out how to edit it down - might take a while