Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Safely out of Wells-next-the-sea
We have safely left Wells and are now out at sea on a gloomy, rainy and very early morning. We were up at 3.30 this morning to leave tiny Wells harbour which is actually inland by a mile as the sand shifts continually. We took the last of the falling tide, and without our escort boat who led us in yesterday, and in the dark. Great teamwork in pitch black picking out the flashing buoys which make it sound a lot easier than it was! The depth sounder was going off as soon as we left our berth. so we have a sense of accomplishment but are feeling a bit tired. We are enroute to Southwold ETA 1400, having escaped at the only practicable time to make our destination.
Andrew is helming, sails about to go up, Woody is making porridge, and William is on lobster pot duty.
Photo of lovely sunny Wells, taken yesterday as we came in, attached.