Friday, 22 June 2012
sun and slight seas
On tuesday this week i made it out for a fantastic sail in the first bit of great weather and slight seas since we put chuckle in the water. it felt like it had been a long wait, but well worth it. in calmer conditions i could confidently try out sailing her single handed, i had backup in the form of my sea kayak mate from berwick, who came along more than willingly with a chance of sea fishing on offer. we sailed and we fished all over the waters from eyemouth to beyond burnmouth. the sun shone the rain came and went and winds came from all directions gusting to force 5/6 infront of some big rain clouds. my plan was to practice my single handed sailing and find chuckles heave too charecture. with her long keel she hardly moved through the water even with all her biggest sails up and strong winds, in quite chopping conditions she was very stable and comfortable sat heaved too with backed jib and main out square to wind. my next trip i must take a camara, it was a shame not to be able to record the perminent grin i had on my face, although the feeling of great satifaction and joy of the sea will not be forgoten.