Sailing the ditch

Sep 23, 2023

After really unreliable and uninspiring weather this summer, in August I just motor-sailed off to the Solent for five days. Yarmouth, Mercury(Hamble), East Cowes (2 nights) and Yarmouth. In the entire time only just sailed for 90 minutes on day one approaching Hurst Point. The return journey was not the SW promised, so into wave and wind and whilst Anvil and St Albans were well behaved, middle of Weymouth Bay was ‘orrible. A few weeks later Tina and Paul joined me for a trip out to Lulworth and Mupe Bay, overnight at Portland and back to Wetmouth in a F…..1? stifling humid heat and yet again the 2023 sea haze and fog. Still waiting for the Indian Summer!