A bit of planning was needed for this leg. We had to be out of the marina in Douglas harbour by 1500 to clear the cill and have enough water to clear the drying harbour. To get to the Liverpool marina we needed to be there by 1100 the following morning and can only make it on a flood tide.
A good forecast was predicted as we set off to sail through the night. However to get the tide right to enter the river Mersey we needed to slow down. So we hove to, watched the sun go down and relaxed in the middle of the Irish sea.