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Sunday 15 April 2012

Following Vectors Holm...

I arrived at Sully in Adorabella, my new ride, with the intention of working on my vectors. I could have prepared them at home but thought it better to do it at the last minute & at the beach. See how well I really know this stuff.

I didn't get off to a great start as my carefully prepared tidal plan was left at home, whoops. Not to worry though, the causeway at Sully Island had just covered so it was 3 hours before high water. I could still remember my 50/90 calculations so as the tide was currently at 100% & was going to drop off in the hour & 20 minutes it would take to get to the Island I settled on 1.8 knots of tide & arrived at a bearing of 157°. It looked far too shallow an angle but I was going to stick to it & see the result.

An hour & 15 minutes of stringent bearing following later & this was the result, about 80 metres shy, not bad at all :)
 Stuart & Marcus in the race just off the West side of Steep Holm
 Before entering the contrasting calm on the South side of the Island.

After a brief rest & some chockie we carried on to Flat Holm, avoiding the traffic on the way.
 I'm playing in Stu's boat while he try's out the Etain :)
 Always up for a cave opportunity.
Time for yet another walk on the Island, I've been here loads of times already this year, think I better buy some lodgings :)
 Of course these are the real occupants of the Island.
 Thousands of them.
 Then time to head off & shoot the gap at Church Rock. Stu first.
 then its Marcus' turn.
 And after some initial choppiness we had a gentle paddle back to Sully.
 Where I suggest going around the Island for some rock hopping.

Back on the beach & the sun finally comes out. I think we all really enjoyed this one & it was great getting Marcus out to the Islands for the first time.
Another virgin broken in ;D

1 comment:

  1. Hi, nice blog you have, with wonderful pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Stefan V.