Day 20 Arbroath to Peterhead 23/06/16

It was a very civilised 0600 rise for a 0700 slip from Arbroath this morning. We had hoped to get off earlier because high water was 0430 and we were on an ebb tide with areas that dry out around the harbour. The harbour master starts work at 0700 and has control of the tidal lock gates. He assured us that all would be fine and we left the harbour recording a lowest depth of 0.8m under our keel so all  was well.
With a good South Westerly wind we were able hug the coast up to Peterhead with the spinnaker flying and the sun shining. With sunscrean on, music playing and the engine mostly quiet, morale was high.
Peterhead is a busy fishing and oil industry supply port with a small marina tucked into the North West corner. Not a picturesque place but a welcome stop with good shelter and facilities. 

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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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