Back to Cowes

We were going to stay in Bembridge another day, but because I’m on a drying mooring now in Southampton, I have to time my return to coincide with high water. So rather than make a made rush on Monday, I decided to break the trip in two and stop in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.

One last tender ride with Alex, this time up stream, and then back to Yaga.

We slipped lines at 1130 ands as we passed all the rafted yachts, kept being asked how much we draw. I think everyone was concerned that we were leaving too early and wouldn’t make it out. But we had no issues and one has to trust the information one has to hand, needless to say, the rafted fleet, started following us out.

We sailed towards the forts and then westwards towards Cowes, again in glorious sunshine.

Alex at the helm
One of the forts, now turned into a hotel and restaurant
A great discovery in East Cowes – “Prego” a fantastic Italian restaurant with great service and better food. The Risotto was to die for.
Alex on Yaga in East Cowes marina
What, Spaghetti again. Something he obviously doesn’t get in Poland ☹️

Playing on the beach in West Cowes overlook Southampton Water

Pirate Alex at the Island Sailing Club

After a visit to the beach we visited Island Sailing Club for a quick drink and spectacular views of Cowes, the Solent and Portsmouth in the distance.

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