Juno was busy last weekend with all-day charters on both Saturday and Sunday. We continue to be dogged by ENE winds which are creating a nasty swell making open sea sailing very uncomfortable and landing impossible due to heavy swell on the beaches.
So we have enjoyed instead a lot of harbour sailing, with some taxing short tacking and exciting beam reaching in calmer waters, often passing very close to the seals who are looking on with a curious interest.
Low tide has been spent in Blakeney Lower Harbour, either dried out on the sands or at anchor in deep water close by. Long lazy lunches in the cockpit snugged up with wind breaks against the cool East breeze, are followed by walking and exploring in the baking hot sand dunes that surround the iconic Old Lifeboat House.
Motoring slowly back into Blakeney Pit is always magical on the evening tide with stunning views of Blakeney and Cley in the distance. Busy Terns give us an amazing spectacle diving around us with pinpoint accuracy, emerging every time with another white bait or sand eel for those many hungry chicks in their nests on the Point nearby.