Sunday 4 January 2009

High tide was late today, but when I got to Dell Quay at 1500 ice was still covering the hard. As the tide came in it floated off in little chunks, forming a miniature ice floe over the water at the edge. To warm up, I put a bit of power on and recorded just over 10mph maximum speed. The hull speed of Snarleyow is only about 7mph, which shows how fast it can be driven for a short distance.
But the average over three quarters of an hour was only 3.7mph which shows what happens when you rest on your oars and enjoy the great flocks of seabirds overwintering here.

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