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Away

Postby claymore » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:53 am

The Muzz and I are busy emailing all the important people at work and generally creating the myth that we are in and working hard.

Water tank is full, fridge on and loaded with the bombay etc.
Looking forward to a leisurely sail across the bay later this afternoon.

a bientot.
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Claymore
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Re: Away

Postby Telo » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:44 pm

Fair winds, dear boy.

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Re: Away

Postby claymore » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:44 am

Whit a story...
Left work rather earlier than the boss would probably have liked and wandered out of the marina in good time. The prevailing 2 - 3 southwesterly which would have drifted us in a capricious nature turned out to be the top end of a 4 and from the North West - right on the nose.

We stuck this whilst we wandered down the Wyre Channel and out past the remains of the Wyre light in the hope and prospect of conditions improving once we got into Lune Deep. Ever the optimist. If anything the chop increased and conditions deteriorated so a skippers decision was needed. Discretion beat valour and we legged it back into the dock where the Blue Sapphire was cracked open and Muzzy produced a slack handful of canapes as is his wont.
We'd moored in a different section of Fleetwood Marina - over with the catholics - which was very pleasant and sheltered and Muzzy felt we'd gone foreign. The finest meal was consumed and after rather more wine than was strictly necessary, we retired for the night.
The alarm jangled at 04:00hrs and off we set again - out into the pitch black of the remains of the night and down the channel once more - hugging the port hand markers as Stena Leader made her way into the Port of Fleetwood. The wind had subsided and the sea flattened considerably and so we made our way over to Piel Island, roughly 10 miles or so away. The wind was westerly so we were able to reach nicely along and arrived at the Barrow channel in clear daylight and on to a mooring around the corner off Piel in the shadow of the Castle.
A sumptuous breakfast was enjoyed and then the bit of sleep that had been interrupted was regained. A splendidly lazy morning was enjoyed in clear conditions as we cleaned the boat and read and watched the world go by.
A fantastic fleet of about a dozen boats were racing out of Barrow and once they had passed we dropped the mooring and sailed for home. Arrived Fleetwood in warm gentle conditions, entered the dock, tied up, tidied up and went home.
Yesterday it was the garden's turn for attention.
Great weekend.
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