Only a short hop today.
High water was at 10:02 and we departed at 10:25.
The wind was still blowing from the south and was between 25-30 knots. The route takes you through Goodwin Sands, a notorious stretch of water where many people have been shipwrecked over the years and lost their lives, to read a bit more about the history take a look here. Fortunately for us it was a sunny day, and we stayed well inside the buoyed channel. Excalibur slammed through some spectacular short choppy waves for a few hours until we reached Dover.
We radioed up Dover and entered through the eastern entrance which the ferries use.
The marina gave me a berth which turned out to be the berth from hell for poor old Excalibur. I’ll construct another diagram to show you my woes. I now know Excalibur a bit more now, and in the future I’ll take any berth that takes my fancy, rather than do the ‘oh shit’ dance.
[table] Trip Stats, Miles: , 17 Total Miles:, 191 Expenses, Chandlery, 35.40 Lunch, £22.20 Marina fees, £24.57 Summer trip total expenditure, £1549.59[/table]