Friday, 28 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
As the sun started to set we headed back on the water and rowed up and down the river taking photos of the sunset. A beautiful evening, the river became still; turning turquoise with the sun reflecting it's warm hues and filling the sky with colour. The fish were jumping, I tried to catch this on camera but they were too quick for me.
Saturday morning dawned hazy with clear skies a light breeze developing from the East. We had a bacon omelette for our breakfast washed down with fresh orange juice.
Monday, 17 May 2010
On Saturday we sailed our mirror dinghy up to Newport Quay to
The River Fest http://www.islandpulse.co.uk/b2/riverfest-2010/
We followed the little Brigs up the river on a light north westerly breeze. We moored up at the pontoon, stepped ashore and had
a lovely time, pottering around, viewing the stalls and couldn't resist buying some homemade fudge!
We ate our picnic before returning on the falling tide. The wind had kindly swung round to a southerly so we were able to make easy passage down river with the wind and tide.
If you want to find out more about the Little Brig Sailing Trust
Mirror dinghy Racing has started and I will let you know how we get on in the Season. I intent to do some helming this year, (as I usually only crew when racing) so there may well be some interesting manoeuvres around the buoys! My skipper is expecting great things, but under race conditions my nerve added to my competitive streak may well get in a tangle or two!