Sunday 7 May
The kindly harbour master didn’t charge us for last night, and showed Mate where to do some laundry at a reasonable charge. Feeling better today, she then washed me down and refilled my water tanks, before sticking on the first of my new bow transfers showing my name – very smart.
My crew enjoyed a wander around the village, finding some interesting history about its past as a popular centre for bathing in spa waters, and an ex-boathouse, now a local supermarket, where longships for the TV series ‘Vikings’ had been built. They watched seals in the channel, and spotted a heronry protected by a ring of rocks exposed at low water, when the harbour looks a very different place, and makes sense of the many markers that at high tide seem to be strewn randomly around.