Dover to Brighton

0400 hrs
The alarm call and the kettle is on. The boat is readied for sea, not that there was much to do.

0500 hrs
Called Port Control and asked for permission to leave by the western entrance. Just enough light as dawn was 0511 hrs and amazingly the wind from the east!

Today was a 'short' hop to Brighton as we were positioning the boat for a final push back to Plymouth. We are getting very relaxed about distances under 100 nm.

A cracking days sail and still pinching ourselves as the wind is still with us.

The on watch view

We had not telephoned ahead and called the marina up on the radio and allocated a hammerhead berth.

1830 hrs
All tied up alongside at Brighton and much excitement as just beside us was a Boreal 47, my dream boat.

Boreal 47 at Brighton

As Morris had been in Brighton before he knew where a decent pub was and we were able to have a really good pint at The Master Mariner followed by a superb meal at Bella Napoli. Although this was just an overnight stop I'll be back one day. Loved the buzz of the place.

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Morris Abbot

Trip Stats: Distance: 65 nm, Under way: 13 h 00 m, Avg speed: 5.00 knots, Max speed: 6.00 knots.

Weather: Inshore waters forecast to 12 miles offshore 01:00 (UTC+1) on Fri 3 Sep 2021 to 01:00 (UTC+1) on Sat 4 Sep 2021.

North Foreland to Selsey Bill - Strong wind warning

24 hour forecast: Easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6, decreasing 2 or 3 for a time in west. Slight. Fair. Good.

© Met Office Synoptic Chart 03/09/2021

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