Another tidal gate to make. The tide out of the Solent through Hurst Narrows runs strongly with over-falls, even well engined yachts like Sancerre will struggle to make progress and at springs would be going backwards. The tide would change to be favourable a little after 10:00 and I would need much of it favourable to make reasonable progress to get up the Solent in time to get on the mooring at slackish water so another early start was needed and I left at 06:15. With plenty of room I was under sail within a few minutes of getting the anchor up but I was under engine from about two thirds of the way across Poole Bay due to lack of wind.
|Again an anchored ship directly on my desired track. There were
a number of others in Weymouth Bay.
|Recent damage to Hurst Castle due to subsidence.