Thursday 2nd July Ref: 2015/14
After some memorably hot and sunny days on the Isle of Wight, it was now time to head back to Itchin Marine, some moorings and our car so that we could drive back to Norfolk, book Max into kennels and then return for the start of our trip to The Channel Islands without him a couple of days later! This was planned as a two hour passage, nominally at 8 knots, but with a huge Spring following tide in still weather that promised to make the seas state flat and calm but these conditions often come with some fog and mod visibilty....
The course was a repeat of our previous lag down along the Solent, retracing our steps and passing west of the Brambles sandbank and along Calshot Reach and Southampton Water to the mouth of the River Itchin and thence under the bridge to arrive an hour before high water. It all went remarkably well until we were caught by a slight eddy on mooring but no harm done. Friend David Harrison was there to greet us and we chatted for a while about local boating issues
The weather was : 20degC-28degC; RH 70-52%; 1015-1017 mb slowly rising; calm/smooth seas, mod viz, fair with wind 5-6 knots wind gusting 13 knots (variable, mainly SSW) F1/2