Saturday, 13 August 2011

Final day and under sail!

The forecast of, and much awaited, S/SW 4or5 was missing when we woke up, so we cast off and motored across Portland Harbour. We were heading towards Portland Bill, the fiercest tidal race in England, with the intention of going through the narrow inshore passage to avoid the race.
An hour and a bit later we were round the bill, the wind picked up but from the west and sail was set. We were all relieved to have some wind and enjoyed the sail which lasted across Lyme Bay. The final motor into Torbay, past the famous Mewstone, took us to Torquay marina where we are now snuggly tied up.
Sadly Dave, Dave, and Tom leave us to-day. Ian and I await our new crew of lads this afternoon and I am sure that you will get blog entries from them.

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