24 May 2010
Long weekend in the sunshine, at last. 56nm (105.5nm total)
Daisy Grace sailing herself off Handfast Point, May 23, 2010.
In the morning sailed back to my mooring to pick up an old sailing friend to show him my boat. After lunch we sailed out through the harbour mouth into Poole Bay. First time out this year. Light winds heading us and a foul tide, so we didn't get far, but sailed around to Old Harry Rocks, out to an anchored ship and then back into the Harbour. After dinner at the Life Boat College, I got back on board and motored in a flat calm out to Redhorn Quay and anchored there for a second night. I used battery powered navigation lights for the first time as it was getting quite dark. I felt very brave. The night was not peaceful, there was a very loud wedding reception going on on Sandbanks, and they clearly wanted to share their appalling choice of music with the whole of Dorset.
Then finally I motored back into the harbour in a flat calm. I bought the boat for weekends like this.
Sadly, half the population was sharing teh coast with me, so it took me hours to drive home through the traffic.