I'd be very interested in a Belgium trip Alan;If you could think about some possible dates weekdays or w/ends then I will try to get a pass.
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The trip yesterday was decided on Saturday when an old friend mentioned that Monday was a free day for him so I decided to go for it.
With the days now getting longer the opportunity is there! On reflection I would leave earlier to allow longer the other side.We had about an hour and a half in Calais which was not long enough but I did not want to night navigate unless necessary.To be fair the navigation turned out to be spot on so it shouldn't have been a problem. Basic route was Harwich past Medusa (Green) to Black Deep 2;down Black Deep, hang a left just before Fishermans Gat and then almost due south to N. Foreland.
Although I had the charts for the Channel and waypoints noted I had not written in the lat and long on the chart -a quick nav session in Ramsgate ; past Quern buoy then to Goodwin Fork, S.Goodwin light vessel then 135 across to CA6.
Ramsgate Port Control were their usual efficient selves but Calais were more difficult and it was quite busy-had to hang around for 10 to let a couple of ferries in.
Anyway years ago I was bought a Belgian courtesy flag but it has never been used.
Look forward to doing a joint trip