Day Three in the sunny Solent

Another beautiful day started very early in Lymington. Paul up at 6.30 to get the porridge on!

Underway at about 8.30 so we could get all the way over to Chichester Harbour – there in time for lunch on the go!
All the boys having a go at steering (helming being the correct nautical term) tacking and pulling the sails in and out (the non nautical term!).

The weather is making things very comfortable but we really need more wind to appreciate how the boat should sail efficiently without any power.

I am glad to report that my balance system is coping well and I don’t mind walking about on the moving boat as long as there is something to hold onto. Sleeping has been variable depending on the marina and whether big boats and ferries are going in and out all night long!

We’ve just had fish and chips in Cowes again and now we are off for a little night sail when it is dark enough and will be sleeping in Hamble tonight.

I think we deserve a little lie-in tomorrow as it’s been a very full day.

2 thoughts on “Day Three in the sunny Solent”

  1. Hello Sailors
    You will all be glad to come home for a rest. I can’t say “Wish we were there”.
    Anyway, it’s a great experience. Just remember it all. You are not getting the wind up in more ways than one!

  2. Interesting reading! You are so lucky with lovely weather – fingers crossed you get a bit more wind and not as a result of the fish and chips!


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