Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Eastbourne to Chichester - 03/04/08

We exited the lock at 09:10 and had breakfast on the way. We were originally planning to go to Littlehampton but as we started to make good progress we realised we would be waiting at Anchor until about 19:30 to get into the tidal entrance. So instead we plugged on making 6.1 knots with 2800 rpm with 1/2 knots +ve tide and decided to go for it

By 15:00 we had spotted the Isle of Wight with 12.5 miles to go to the Looe passage past Selsey Bill.

Sadly as the tide turned by 17:00 we were plugging a foul tide and could only make 3.7 knots over the ground as we approached the Looe Channel. It seemed to take forever to get through but eventually it passed uneventfully and we were anchored of East Head on Chichester Harbour by 19:30.