As the weather was so nice on Sunday, I took a last minute run to the club to see if I could squeeze in a little sail.... Apologies to the peeps that I swerved in an attempt to get to the boat ASAP :).
What a beautiful sail, The wind was a bit flukey in the bay and it took a while to get to the Banks Arms buoys. I got myself tied on and furl the Genoa but as there was so little wind, I left the main up while I got the kettle on.
Even though I know I can find my mooring in the dark, I thought it would be good practice to make a proper pilotage plan. It was an interesting exercise as I realised I'd left out a lot of information. I'd picked the marks that seemed obvious but at night theres a lot more flashing at you than you'd realise. If I'd been in a strange harbour, I might have struggle with the plan I'd made :)
|Ciao Bellas night time dashboard :)|
|The Channel 10 Can|
Safely back on the mooring, I unloaded and made my way back to the pier where I was faced with the biggest danger of the trip. Some kind soul had left the end of their outhaul on the pier... I got one foot well and truly tangled an nearly disappeared over the side, complete with Outboard... Arrgh!
|My pilotage plan didn't allow for inconcideration like this.|