It’s unusual for Juno to head East from Blakeney Harbour, but last weekend there was a request to visit the Sheringham Shoal wind farm, and conditions were ideal for such a trip.
Sailing close inshore, the huge Spring tide carried us swiftly towards Sheringham and Cromer with stunning views of Cley, Salthouse and Weybourne Cliffs on the way. Off Sheringham we headed North on a strengthening beam reach enjoying some of the best sailing so far this season. 12 miles out we sailed close to the enormous turbines – an amazing spectacle- all 88 of them and the two enormous substations. Love them or hate them, it was an extraordinary experience sailing among them – the sheer scale of turbine blades turning in the freshening breeze compared to the size Juno was awe inspiring.
Our sail back to Blakeney Harbour was completed in bright sunshine and perfect conditions, before anchoring off the harbour entrance, enjoying a delicious late lunch around the cockpit table, whilst awaiting the evening tide. We wished we’d brought our mackerel lines as we watched with envy as a small flotilla of local boats were striking lucky with a passing shoal.