Day 48 & 49 Across the Irish sea and back to England 21/07/16 & 22/07/16

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.

We continued on through the night and into the morning. Sunsets and sunrises seem so much more spectacular at sea.

As we sailed past the city sights we were met by Paul Pratt and other members of the Liverpool yacht club. They very kindly took  lots of  photos as we sailed in and escorted us to the  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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