Launching took place on the night tide. It was very dark with no help from the new moon, but sufficient light pollution from Harwich and Ipswich to make launching possible with a head torch! HW was at 2am and I managed to push her off the trailer at Kings Boatyard slip at around 1am, finally turning in at 1.30am.
|Waiting faithfully at the end of Pin Mill hard|
|New cockpit cover in place; I need to work on the best method for tying it down.|
It remains to be seen what the local wildlife make of it - anything new and blue seems to be a particular target for the birds; hopefully the plastic bags will continue to be an effective deterrent, although they do need a breath of wind to get going!