We dried Ti Gitu out on the sand at East Head and gave the bottom a scrub. It was just slimy with some weed and came off easily but still wears you out doing it.
On the beach at
It was Wednesday when we left
Chichester harbour sailing in light winds and
flat seas. Best way to start the summers sailing.
We had looked at going into
Brighton and then Easbourne marinas but the obscene
charges of £40.00 to park a boat for a few hours stopped us. We decided on
Shoreham which is a commercial port and much more reasonably priced and then
went and anchored off the beach at Eastbourne
for the next night.
The problem with sailing this coast is the strong tides and general lack of anchorages. However with the light winds anchoring off the beach was fine.
Friday saw us arrive at
where our friend
Mike is going to join us for a while going over to Dunkerque and then along the
European coast towards the Keil canal and the Baltic for the summer. Dover
A few hours after arriving in
we had a
visit from two very nice officers of the UK Border Force. They obviously
wanted to know where we had come from and how many people on board and once
they were happy that we weren't trafficking people they then gave us lots of
information about how to avoid any problems while in Europe and especially when
The wind looks good for crossing the channel on Monday so here's hoping.