Saturday, 24 July 2010

Shotley marina to Walton Backwater again.

19-50 hrs: At anchor since 12-30 in the backwaters.

Awsome sail from Shotley - starting on a beat and then round onto a beam reach. Gusts to 25 knots - speeds to 4.8 k against a small amount of tide. 

Needless to say - pretty hard work to keep the boat going well, especially as I thought the wind was quite light so put the full main sail up. Spray over the boat but not into the cockpit. The rest of the day spent dozing in the cockpit - in the sun. A few birds and seals showed themselves and lots of other boats. I even felt a bit hungry - - .

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