The adventure has finally started. Stella departed
from her berth at Lymington Yacht Haven dressed overall at 1430h today! We
were treated to a lovely 12kt beam reach to Studland Bay, where we are now enjoying
our first night at anchor.
The last week has been hectic with the rigging being
replaced at the start of the week and then the never ending job of stowing
everything. However it’s been so nice to have had so many visitors to
wish us well.
The tides are not in our favour for heading west this week, which
meant we couldn’t leave until 1400h today, hence we’ve only made it
to Studland bay. However it’s a lovely spot for our first night and
we had what I hope is our first of many great sunsets. Weather permitting
we hope to make it to Dartmouth in the next couple of days.
Our first sunset in Studland Bay
After all the preparations, both at home and on the boat it’s
a great feeling to be finally on our way and Stella is happiest when she’s