Archive For The “Stromness to Lowestoft” Category

July 3 – Lowestoft -we made it!

By | July 3, 2012

The breakout succeeded. We left just before first light at 4am. Have now arrived safely in Lowestoft after an 19 hour passage. We motored out of Grimsby dock at 04:00 at first light. The passage was to be 20 hrs which would get us into Lowestoft before midnight when the tide at Lowestoft was due […]

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July 2 – Grimsby Stormbound – day 6

By | July 2, 2012

A rainy day was spent exploring Cleethorpes, a Lincolnshire seaside town. After a brisk walk along the south bank of the Humber we adjourned to a trendy tapas bar for lunch. We have another potential window to leave tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 06:00. So more tomorrow once we have left for Lowestoft. I expect you […]

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July 1 – Grimsby – Stormbound day 5

By | July 1, 2012

We are still in Grimsby… The weather window did not happen. Our escape plan relied on meeting lighter winds on arrival at lowestoft tomorrow (Monday). It is now forecasted to be F5/6 and from the south. Meeting this lot on the nose for the last 30 miles, with the shallow water and sandbanks would be […]

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Jun 30 – Grimsby Stormbound day 4

By | June 30, 2012

Its Saturday and we are still here! It's getting really tedious checking the weather forecast every hour or so, just in case it has changed. The good news is that there appears to be a window to leave on Sunday afternoon. We plan to fuel up and leave Grimsby at 14:30. The wind is forecasted […]

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June 29 – Grimsby – Stormbound Day 3

By | June 29, 2012

Still stuck in Grimsby … Yesterday's trip to Hull was worth while. Even though it entailed a one and a half hour bus journey each way. It lashed down whilst we were there so a quick retreat to the Hull Maritime Museum was in order. The museum is primarily a tribute to Hull's whaling history, […]

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June 28 – Grimsby Stormbound Day 2

By | June 28, 2012

Its our second day stuck in Grimsby. Weather forecast not good for the next few days. Hopefully it will change but it looks like being the weekend at best before we can leave. We need lighter winds than F6 as well as a direction other than SE (which is the way we want to go). […]

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June 26 – Whitby to Grimsby

By | June 27, 2012

Currently safe and sound in Grimsby after a 86 nm trip from Whitby. The original plan had been to do the 160 nm to Lowestoft: the conditions changed so we to decided to use our bale out card and head into Grimsby. Our start from Whitby was via the first bridge opening at 07:00. It […]

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June 25 – Whitby – Day off

By | June 25, 2012

After yesterday’s 12 hr run we decided to have a day to recover prior to leaving for Lowestoft tomorrow morning (Tuesday). It’s a 160nm / 30 hr sail so we want to be rested and provisioned. The plan is to leave at 07:00 Tuesday and to arrive Lowestoft on Wednesday afternoon. We have bolt holes […]

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June 24 – Amble to Whitby

By | June 25, 2012

Sunday morning arrived with calm winds at last. The previous days 40 knot gusts had disappeared. It was pouring with rain, but all was serene. Leaving Amble marina at 07:30 would allow us to get to Whitby, 65nm away, by evening. Whitby is the jumping off point for the next long leg, 160nm, across The […]

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June 23 – Amble – Stormbound Day 3

By | June 23, 2012

The wind has been gusting at 30 odd knots over the deck most of today so we hunkered down below. Harbour rot has begun to set in so an escape has to be made tomorrow morning. Fortunately the weather forecast is predicting light northerly winds but as I write this at 18:00 it is still […]

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