28th June – 3rd July
Talisker 1 off Clacton with Stay Sail & a Reef in the Main
The heavy weather Kemp Stay Sail working well… testing the new gear for longer voyages ahead..
Pyfleet Creek ahead
‘Dutch Dream’ with Barry, Sheila and James R… rafted for the night to ‘Talisker 1’ and me.
‘Talisker 1’ leaving The Colne
‘Dutch Dream’ heading for The Blackwater
‘Sanderling’ with Captain Migs and Jonny Howard
Downwind in to The Blackwater
‘Dutch Dream’, the sail in the distance just below Bradwell
A local beauty and no longer a working ship. Very much part of this area of Essex
‘Talisker 1’ in Bradwell Marina
1st July West Mersey
‘Talisker 1’ & me staring warily in to the future.
All 3 boats moored at West Mersey
West Mersey YC waiting for a table at The Company Shed
Sally! Having joined me by road…
After lunch at The Company Shed
2nd July and we leave ‘Sanderling’ & ‘Dutch Dream’ in The Blackwater as we head back up The Wallett
Anchored in Hamford Water
3rd July and back to The Orwell
Leaving The Walton Backwaters