Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Lymington to Portland

We have left Lymington yacht haven at 0700 today. Very friendly staff as always, specially in sorting out the berth change I requested as soon as I saw it. A fresh wind blowing away from the pontoon , expensive yachts within 20 feet proximity,   our size and  no  escape route all might have made an unhappy mix...especially at the wrong end of a two day overnight passage. Today is different. Not much wind but enough to motorsail with the large gennaker and we might well fly the enormous spinnaker later. Our course is through the Needles with the nearly spring tide about 3 knots, then off to Studland Bay and anchor for lunch 10.30 ish. After the tide has caught up, we plan to leave Studland bay around 1430,  and into Portland. ETA 1800. We will take on the Portland Race tomorrow, all being well!! 

Needles lighthouse shown. 

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