Good Friday Hail & Storms

Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Fri 21 Mar 2008 20:39

Good Friday set off from Newtown River as coming up to springs and didn’t have enough water to stay on buoy.  So set off in force 8 severe gale force 9 across to Beaulieu river, set a deeply reefed main and stay sail, siled on a close reach to Beaulieu with the wind going through 40 knots, heres a picture with David helming in the typical Easter Bank holiday weather, hail stones, rain and winds gusting 40 knots….   Picked up a buoy which was quite a feat in the windy weather only to be moved on by the Harbour Master as we were too big for the buoy, he made us go into the marina.  We berthed on the hammerhead E17 and were charged £29.00 Inc electric, still on winter rates luckily.  Walked to the Master Builder pub and had lunch and well earned drink.