Some more tracks of day sailing on and around the Orwell. This one is from 6th September. Breezy day, with some F5 gusts. Took a short trip to the mouth of the Orwell, anchored for lunch, and then returned. 7.7nm
This trip was on 12 September - a very pleasant NE veering E F3 breeze allowed for a trip round into the Stour to Holbrook Bay. On the return, there was time for a series of long tacks into the Easterly breeze, initially against the last of the flood tide. After reaching the midpoint of Harwich ferry terminal, the setting sun called time on the fun, and I fired up the outboard for a return to the mooring against the ebb. 23.5nm.
Total cruising distance for the season is now 310.6 nm
This is a log of sailing activities aboard Daisy II, a 22ft Drascombe Coaster No.280. Formerly named Aquarius, she was built in July 1997 by Honnor Marine (UK) Ltd of Totnes, Devon. She is moored at Pin Mill on the River Orwell, Suffolk, although my sailing area is extended by means of a versatile road trailer. Over the years, we have sailed off the south coast in Cornwall, Devon and Portsmouth, various inland reservoirs as well as from many different locations on the east coast.
The original Daisy, a Devon Lugger, was purchased in 2005 following an unexpectedly early opportunity to realise a mid-life crisis! Daisy II, with cabin, afforded more scope for overnight stops, and was purchased at the end of 2006.