The morning after

Tuesday 5 July

The weather’s definitely warming up, and it actually feels like July.  All visitors dispatched, we left Yarmouth with only minor stress for my crew as they just managed to stop me bumping where I shouldn’t when the wind didn’t cooperate, and we motored East to Newtown Creek, still on the Isle of Wight, where they dropped my anchor on a sandbank, as revealed by the new chart plotter.  After a little shuffling when the water depth allowed, they let me settle to bask in beautiful sunshine and just a light breeze to keep me cool, while they came to realise that now they were really on their own with me, and our adventures are just beginning.  It’s very peaceful here, especially once the day boats have left, and I enjoyed the company of a pair of seals on the near shore.