3rd and 4th October: “Sea Lightning” and Buckler’s Hard

Buckler's Hard

On Tuesday 3rd I sailed the Seafly, I’m using the “Sea Lightning” rig at the moment . There was more wind than the previous sail but not enough to get her planing.

For the 8th October I’ve chartered the motor yacht “Seafin” for the day in celebration of my 70th birthday! Hopefully we will get to Bucklers Hard, the weather forecasts are looking promising, so on the 4th October I drove to Buckler’s Hard to reconnoitre. It’s an 18th century ship building village on the Beaulieu River. I had a look around the museum, which is surprisingly good, and walked along the river side path, north of the Hard.