Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Tue 23 May 2023 07:29
After a very calm night we were away around 10 for Astros. It gave us a chance to put up the main and check the reefing lines but unfortunately we had to motor all the way.
The temperature in the middle was 23 degrees a lot warmer than Bournemouth but so far we haven’t tried swimming.
The journey of 21.2 miles took about 3 1/2 hours as we pottered along. Once we arrived at the little harbour very few spaces and the Sailing Holidays pontoon had no moorings up as change over day. We eventually squeezed into a space with a little help from friends.
We entertained Tricia and Clive to dinner of chicken casserole to celebrate being back on the water.
The next day three of us went for a walk along the beach nearly to the nature reserve in lovely sunshine. By mid afternoon it was pouring and by early evening straight down rain. Tricia and Clive were coming for drinks and suppose to be going out for dinner but I cooked spaghetti bolognese for just incase it didn’t stop. They both got soaked from their boat to ours so we ate on board.
Next day started off dry so we all walked past the newly decorated lighthouse to the castle. The afternoon grow darker and darker and before long it was pouring again but nothing like the day before. We had drinks with Tricia and Clive and walked to a very traditional Greek restaurant for dinner. Excellent!
Again a very quiet night. Off to Tiros today around 12 miles but it will be motoring.