ANOTHER SIX HOURS
6 p.m.: Back on the road again weighing up the pros and cons of five hours on the water against 12 hours of driving and £150 worth of diesel. Well, with the south coast registering nothing but bolt offshore northerlies, I guess you can say we were onto a winner. One day away from home isn’t going to harm any sailor and it was cool to see we weren’t alone out exploring on this east coast mission. It’s an easy call just to check your local forecast and stay blinkered from what the rest of the country has to offer, but a day out with the boys on the road, searching, exploring – and of course windsurfing – can be a welcome breath of fresh air!
9 p.m.: Fuel up one last time on the Motorway as we make rapid progress back down south.
12 p.m.: Just make that midnight ferry with two minutes to spare. Five minutes later and I would’ve been stuck out in the cold for the next three hours. Finally Lady Luck is on my side!