A Cruise Around the Block

10 August 2013 | Portishead Bristol
08 August 2013 | Padstow
05 August 2013 | Falmouth
02 August 2013 | Falmouth
31 July 2013 | Dartmouth
27 July 2013 | Dartmouth
23 July 2013 | Ramsgate
21 July 2013 | St. Katherine's Dock
18 July 2013 | Lowestoft
11 July 2013 | Blythe
09 July 2013 | Stonehaven
07 July 2013 | Wick
26 June 2013 | Stromness
22 June 2013 | Stornoway
15 June 2013 | Mallaig
10 June 2013 | Tobermory
08 June 2013 | Oban
04 June 2013 | Port Ellen, Islay
02 June 2013 | Bangor
20 May 2013 | Holyhead

Bye bye Thames

23 July 2013 | Ramsgate
Rod
We took the first lock out of St Kats on Monday, gaining no advantage, as we stemmed the tide which still runs strongly in the upper reaches. We motor sailed into a stiff Easterly and finally crept into Queenborough to pick up a mooring in the early evening. This morning the crew went ashore to see the limited delights of the town. Harbour masters have such a rose tinted view of their domain. We took the last of the ebb out of the Medway, making better progress this time and enjoyed a leisurely sail round to Ramsgate. It didn't rain on us but this evening as we sit on the Yacht club balcony, overlooking the harbour and sipping a pint of Shepherd Neame, it's sultry. Tomorrow it's a longish haul to Brighton or similar if we get fed up or the weather turns against us. Probably another night passage beckons if we are to make Dartmouth by the weekend.
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Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Fulmar
Hailing Port: Portishead Quays Marina Bristol
Crew: Rod Shiers and pals
About: sailing friends from down the years and fellow members of Ogston Sailing Club
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A Cruise Around the Block

Who: Rod Shiers and pals
Port: Portishead Quays Marina Bristol