Wild Alliance

The Danns Afloat !

Who: Adrian, Vicky & Finn
Port: Ipswich
15 December 2010 | La Linea
28 October 2010 | La Linea
27 October 2010 | la Linea
09 October 2010 | Algarve
26 September 2010 | Bayona, Spain
24 September 2010 | Bayona
14 September 2010 | Port Louis
07 September 2010 | Port Louis
05 September 2010 | Port Louis
30 August 2010 | Port Louis
24 August 2010 | France
24 August 2010 | Lezardrieux
18 August 2010 | Jersey
12 August 2010 | St Helier
07 August 2010 | Braye
05 August 2010 | Braye, Alderney
01 August 2010 | Brighton
27 July 2010 | Dover
26 July 2010 | Levington

To Dover ....!

27 July 2010 | Dover
At 0600 this morning we waved goodbye to our cosy mooring at Levington on the River Orwell, everything was quiet - apart from the birds, there was no wind and the sun was shining.
Due to the lack of wind - and the little there was, was heading us so we motor sailed out of the harbour out into the big open sea !
We had the tide with us once out to sea and so chugged along nicely across the Thames Estuary to Ramsgate, we were there at about 1430 so decided to keep going on to Dover or even further onto Brighton overnight.....but things never go to plan !
The forcast wind - force 2-4 occasionally 5 - blew up to a 6 and we were getting 25knots of wind over the tide which made the channel very lumperty-bumpy.....Dover was suddenly looking very inviting.
So here we are in the marina in Dover, in a berth which we had to reverse into - something that would have been virtually impossible before without the bowthruster and feeling very smug that our little ship behaved so well.
Now going to have a hot shower followed by a beer......mmmm !
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Vessel Name: Wild Alliance
Vessel Make/Model: Formosa 51 1979
Hailing Port: Ipswich
Crew: Adrian, Vicky & Finn
Extra: We have lived aboard for the last 5 years, first on our old yacht "AMP UK" and now on "Wild Alliance" since buying her in Nov 08. Improvements and upgrades have been made over that time and although she still needs lots of "cosmetic" TLC, the big job list is gradually getting shorter.......
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The Danns Afloat !

Who: Adrian, Vicky & Finn
Port: Ipswich