The day started early, 06:00, a beautiful still morning with mirror calm waters as the boats motored out of the marina. The last of the ebb tide would take us out to the Whitaker Spit before the flood tide assisted us on our trip to Ramsgate. Without a cloud in the sky it wasn’t long before the Essex coast-line slipped out of view. As we continued to cruise south easterly along the edge of Fisherman’s Gat the eastern tip of Kent came into view and it wasn’t long before we were passing North Foreland lighthouse. Having been given permission to enter the harbour we tied up to await our berthing instructions. 08:30 was a little early for the harbour master. Once again we all allocated berths in close proximity. With clear blue sky the day started to warm and it wasn’t long before the beach beckoned for some and the local hostelries for others.
Soon enough it was time to get dressed for dinner, I must say Ian and Alan did look good in their Navy officer’s whites! A short walk, passing the tranquil waters of the marinas, and you’re in the heart of the town. A quick drink before locating a fine Indian restaurant for the evening.
Next morning we awoke to another perfect day, plenty of time to relax or take a trip to the nearby chandlery. The decision was made to leave just after high tide, around 13:30. Outside the harbour walls we could see a fine sea mist in across the Straits of Dover. Thankfully this had completely lifted as we rounded North Foreland and headed for home bathed in sunshine. A great weekend with fantastic weather, which you can see if you watch the video when you next visit the club.
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