July16 – Cowes Stormbound

By | July 16, 2012

Well we already knew it would be windy today, but not this windy!

It is gusting over 30 knots in the marina and out in the Solent, the Bramblemet weather recording site is showing 45 knot gusts.

All of the classic yacht racing has been cancelled, the gear shops are packed and the local pubs are filled with frustrated crews.

We have been for a very wet walk along the seafront, which originally was to watch the canons being fired for the start of the racing. Instead we watched some very miserable tourists being landed from a cruise ship which was anchored out in the murk of the Solent.

Cannons at Cowes

Cannons at Cowes

So after walking back and forth along a soggy Cowes main-street we are back on board reading books and checking weather forecasts. It does not look good until the end of the week. Hopefully this will change as it has done during our previous stormbound episodes.

More tomorrow …

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1 Comment

Bob and Jean on July 17, 2012 at 7:47 am.

Hi Joe, David and John
Not sure how well you know the area but if you wanted a change of mooring you can continue down the Medina to the Folly Inn. They have their own pontoons. Ring or call on VHF for their berthing master. It’s a great pub and as I say a nice change from East Cowes
Good luck!
Bob and Jean


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