Sunday, 31 August 2014

Murray, Margate Hook and mother and child; 26-27 July


That's Murray at the helm.

Having stopped off at Margate Hook on the way west last year I decided it would make a pleasant overnight anchorage for our weekend. We had good weather if light winds and arrived at low water with the Hook exposed and giving us a smooth anchorage and so it remained through dinner. However, once the tide rose and covered the sands we were rolling too much for a good night's sleep.

The following morning we left with a decent breeze and had a good sail for a couple of hours. Then the breeze died away so we decided to motor up the Swale rather than outside Sheppey.

The Elmey buoy was occupied:


I'd seen a seal on the buoy a few years ago and couldn't help wondering whether mum was her!

A few hours later we were moored up in Chatham having had a pleasant weekend.