Friday, 8 June 2012


Saturday was a Diamond Jubilee Party, so we came over to Tollesbury on Sunday to meet the Ocado van with our week's supplies. Once everything was safely stowed, the wind and rain had started, so we retired to the cabin and settled to watch the Pageant on the BBC.(Mobile internet is very handy!) The coverage was disappointing - a bit like showing the FA Cup final by interviewing the crowd. A bit more about the boats would have been good.

A couple of other boat crews who had come down looking for a few days sail also gave up on going out and settled down the night, planning on trying on the next tide.

So Monday at high tide we set off  with the ebb , heading out of the Blackwater towards the sea. There were few other boats out on the water, and the gusty winds meant it was foresail only. As this was our first proper sail of the season, Robin took us to the Pyefleet Channel opposite Brightlingsea to anchor for the night.

It turned out an excellent choice, as we had a superb view of the town Jubilee fireworks. Then we settled in to the utter peace and tranquility of the Pyefleet for the night.

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