0600UT Position 51:42.5N
Distance run St Mary's - Milford
Haven (Neyland Marina): 128NM
1200UT Temperatures: Air 16, Sea
Intention: to sail to Dublin on 10
We slipped our visitor's mooring in St
Mary's Harbour on Wednesday morning and after rounding the island headed for
Milford Haven across the Bristol Channel. Initially a fetch, the wind
gradually backed allowing a fast reach in uncomfortable seas and, despite the
clear sunny weather, it was cold. From sunset the wind and swell
gradually decreased but sadly the two-thirds moon became obscured by cloud; it
was a very cold night.
We entered the Haven as dawn was
breaking (0500 local) and proceeded to its eastern end, berthing in Neyland
Marina at 0700 local.