A short passage along the Jurassic Coast – day four

On Saturday, the wind was still heading me, although a direct tack out to sea allowed a long tack back into, and west along, the coast. An approaching front appeared as forecast as the long tack took me into Beer Roads.

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I tacked close to the beach and headed out to sea again. The next tack would have taken Blue Mistress all the way to Teignmouth had the wind not veered when we were off Straight Point, between Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. I lost interest in photography at this stage and concentrated on the beat along the final 10 miles.

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Images by Bill Whateley

 

A short passage along the Jurassic Coast – day three

The following day, the sun shone, the wind headed us at a steady 2-3 bft and I returned to Lyme Regis, tacking off then on to the coast, no great distance (about 7 nm), no time to keep,  a perfect morning’s sail. I sat back, enjoyed the sailing, took only a few photographs.

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To be continued . . .

Images by Bill Whateley

A short passage along the Jurassic Coast in images – day two

On Thursday, I made a shorter passage from Lyme Regis to West Bay. At both Lyme Regis and West Bay, the harbourmasters and teams were both friendly and helpful.

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To be continued . . .

Images by Bill Whateley

A short passage along the Jurassic Coast in images – day one

On Wednesday,  I sailed from Teignmouth towards Lyme Regis on a planned four-day visit along the Jurassic Coast. The object was to view the coast from the sea – to see red cliffs, white cliffs, yellow cliffs, grey cliffs, and the small communities in between – to try and photograph them regardless of the weather.

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To be continued . . .

Images by Bill Whateley