Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 25

Well, a number of interesting adventures in the last week. We were moored in Exmouth Harbour, and this was ‘exciting’ in more ways than I might wish. We had fun touring to Exeter, and spent a great day there exploring … Continue reading

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August 18

We arrived in Portland harbour, after a rather bumpy ride, through the tide race at St. Alban’s Point, then across the bay. Portland harbour is a created bay, with a large, many-fortressed breakwater. It used to be a major naval … Continue reading

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August 16

We moved on through the Solent (the waterway between the mainland and the Isle of Wight)through ‘the Needles” where lots of ships have come to grief. A fast tide, and lots of underwater obstacles makes for interesting navigation. All was … Continue reading

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August 12

After a very quiet and uneventful trip from Chichester Harbour to Portmouth /harbour, we have spent the last 3 days exploring the many historical museums of this area. Naval history is here! We’ve toured the ancient (Roman ruins and HMS … Continue reading

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August 8

My daughter, Nicole, arrived, and we are exploring¬† Chichester, and surroundings. Yesterday was a field trip to Arundel, which is the home of the Duke of Norfolk. Arundel Castle has long history, and changed sides twice during the civil war. … Continue reading

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Aug 5

Well, 10 days of sorting out boat issues, trying to figure out possibilities in the very different world of coastal cruising, and exploring the very interesting and diverse area of Chichester: all good times. I know a LOT more about … Continue reading

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