It was great being right in town to get a few jobs done but we were keen to get out into the harbour, so we took a mooring off Brownsea Island and had a fabulous day walking and hunting for Red Squirrels.
Brownsea Island was the place where Robert Baden Powell held his first experimental scout camp in 1907; Andrew having been a keen scout was really interested to read all about it.
|Andrew at the site of first scout camp|
|View of Poole Harbour from Brownsea Island|
|Cream Tea on Brownsea Island|
|Yay, we found a Red Squirrel|
|Always good when the tender is still there when you get back|
|We spot an Austal built ferry in Poole (it has been stalking us since)|
|Lovely night out in Poole Harbour|
|First lasagne on board - with a little tribute to South Fremantle's Lilly Street Lasagne Bake off|
|Selfie in the Alderney Race|
The Alderney Race can run at about 7 or 8 knots so it's very important that you arrive just at the right time. Andrew had the navigation spot on and we arrived perfectly in accordance with plan. We could see about 10 other yachts waiting to round Cap de la Hague for the conveyor belt heading south. We all raced together down to St Peter Port.