Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Down On The River

A lovely sunny weekend was spent "Down on the River" just messing about on the boats.

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” 
 - Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows.

We motored our little yacht down the river for about a nautical mile and then turned up river so as we could sail under jib on the Light Northerly breeze back passed our mooring  to "Windy Corner." It was such a leisurely sail. We sipped our morning coffee as we glided along,  gently sailing in with the High Tide. A pair of  Little Egrets flew over us.

Sometimes the jib sail was on port, sometimes on starboard as the river meanders up to Newport.

As the tide slackened, so the wind died for a while so we motored to our mooring to enjoy our picnic lunch and a bit of sun bathing.
 When the wind blew in again this time from the South and West we raised the sails on our little Mirror dinghy tied up alongside and had a happy sail around Windy corner.
Just simply; A lovely way to spend the day.

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