After a night on the town at Lymington, we sail to the Newtown River on the Isle of Wight for two nights.
We had splendid weather for the sail across the Solent.
We picked up a mooring ball for £13 a night.
The kids explored on their own for hours.
A rare photo of the pater familias. (I'm bona fide.)
My daughter's impression of my sailing ability...
We hike inland on a public footpath, using an Ordinance Survey walking map.
At low tide, we had .8 meter under the keel.
Our kids map the river and illustrate the birds they see.
A gaff rig ghosts by us near dark for a night sail. She had sailed off her mooring, of course.
The next morning, we motored to Gosport. There was plenty of wind, but it was directly on the nose, and the tide soon turned to also be on our nose, so we putted back to our home slip and a warm train ride home to London.
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Spring Break 2010 Sailing