September 10, 2005

We are sailing

Just home from a couple of days' sailing with my Dad and godfather. We had a really relaxing time sailing the Mayfly, a little 32-footer belonging to my godfather, from Chichester across the Solent to the Isle of Wight (to Bembridge on the eastern end) for the night and then back again. The Crab & Lobster Inn at the top of the cliffs just south of the harbour is strongly recommended for a bite to eat and a nice pint!

The genoa filling under a light breeze; the mainsail hadn't been hoisted yet.

The wind never exceeded 12 knots, and our best speed all trip was around 4 knots under sail on a run heading back north, so the journey took a few hours each way to go not all that far, but it was very enjoyable. And now I'm ready for a few days' "proper" holiday starting in the morning. See you when I get back!

A well-earned cake break for me


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  1. Im very jealous! Never been sailing but would love to try it!

    10 Sep 2005, 10:46

  2. I wonder what you'd look like if you kept growing that beard you have sproutig there Simon….

    10 Sep 2005, 11:36

  3. Not bad Simon. The best fish and chip shop in the world is located in Cowes though, you should have stopped off there! The solent is ok for boating but way overcrowded, I much prefer scooting off a bit further west whenever I get the chance.

    10 Sep 2005, 21:42

  4. Show off siggy! ;)

    12 Sep 2005, 13:32

  5. Claire Tracey

    foolish boy…if your in bembrigde you should be at the pilot boat inn, found just past bembridge sailing club. The crab and lobster is not the best my wonderous village has to offer!!!
    randomly came across your webpage and couldnt resist giving some pub advice.

    30 Oct 2005, 13:54

  6. Thanks Claire, I'll bear it in mind next time I'm there!

    30 Oct 2005, 23:43


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