Day 2 Brighton to Eastbourne 05/06/16

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We were restricted by tidal access to leave Eastbourne as the entrance has silted recently allowing access 2 hours either side of low water. So it was to be a leisurely morning. Liz met two friends who we welcomed onboard. They were very interested in our challenge and left wishing us well, fully briefed about Action for Children. We met a few members of the yachting community throughout the morning who all expressed an interest taking flyers from us to spread the word.
We eventually slipped our mooring at 1350 cursed by Easterly winds but with glorious sunshine. With very little wind and tide against us it was on with the engine until 1700. Harry was in particularly high spirits with calm weather and the sun beating down, armed with a potato peeler and pot he prepared supper singing on the upper deck. It was an enjoyable sail with beautiful sunset. However, I wished we had pressed on and arrived in daylight, a difficult narrow entrance
had to be negotiated with a considerable swell!
We were met by the friendly lock keeper who assisted us through the lock and were soon tucked up in a very sheltered marina.

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Author: stevepointon

I'm sailing around the UK with family and friends onboard our yacht, Tikka, to raise awareness and money for " Action for Children "

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