The next day was hauling out day. Conditions were perfect and the tide ought easily to have been high enough to use the short public slipway at Pin Mill. The tables suggested we were in for one of the highest Spring tides of the year but, although I had no real difficulty, the 'creeping tide' did not scale the expected heights, just lapping at the bottom of the trailer wheels at the expected HW time.
Locals dining in the Butt and Oyster were treated to a Drascombe double as Philip, owner of lugger Truant, was also hauling out
So, that will most probably be it for this year. November is looking stupidly busy and any spare time will be given over to the various jobs that need doing. The annual log record hasn't been broken but then the overall plan is shifting towards cruises and rallies, away from day sailing. Next season and beyond are already being planned for and, with any luck, Daisy II should expect to venture further afield than ever before.