Sunday, 12 July 2009
Smacks at Brightlingsea
19-50: A weekend of sunshine and wind - sailing a smack called Electron from Brightlingsea (not the one in the picture, but one very similar). Saturday - a race tacking out to sea against the tide , followed by a downwind leg with the tide to Rowhedge festival. Sunday - sailing around in a lot of wind followed by lunch rafted up to other smacks. Excellent fun - and thank you to Nicky and Jo Ennion and their wonderful daughters.
I was planning to cross the Thames this week - but the wind is forecast a bit too strong and also from the wrong direction: I have not yet decided which of several plans to follow - but note that I continue to play safe.