South Island
John and Elspeth Perryman
Mon 2 Jul 2012 10:13
50 45.07 N 01 31.54 W
We left Weymouth yesterday at the 10 o’clock bridge opening on a lovely sunny but breezy day. We sailed the first bit with 1 reef in the mainsail and 2 in the jib but when we altered course dropped the main and sailed just with the jib as the wind was behind us and quite strong. We had a very exciting roller coaster of a ride and sailed all the way here including up the needles channel. There was a great view of the needles with the sun on them. We were exhausted when we arrived and staggered off to the bar for a very welcome steak and chips washed down with the local beer. Today it is pouring down, not expected to stop till Wednesday and still very breezy – all good reasons for our escape from Weymouth yesterday. We will probably stay here until the rain stops and are hoping to go to the Hamble River next.