|Brown Eyes on the Orwell last night|
Back then, Brown Eyes was in poor condition and the engine packed up as we entered the marina there, so it was with some trepidation that I pulled into Ramsgate this evening, having just sailed single-handed across the Thames Estuary.....but all was fine and that is where I am now sat typing up this blog entry.
I had left Ipswich yesterday afternoon and picked-up a buoy (no comments please) down near Levington, ready to get an early start and catch the tide this morning.
|You can see the waypoints of the route I took on my 'plotter' (Harwich to Ramsgate)|
|As far as the eye can see....|
The last couple of hours of todays trip was in the rain and I had to motor-sail much of the way, but when I did have the opportunity to switch the engine off, Brown Eyes handled well. Today has been a good 'shake out' for both me and Brown Eyes and there are a few jobs to do on her that need my attention tonight.
Anyway, that's the start of this circumnavigation of the UK; stay tuned for the next instalment.......
|There are thousands of wind turbines in the Thames Estuary!!|