Anchoring in the Stour

At the time we didn’t realise it would be our last time out of the year but with a summer holiday to Puglia and a wedding in Cyprus we were running out of weekends.

We wanted to get some time away from it all, which after all was the reason we bought the boat! We also had the rib on board, with our fixed davits, we wanted to have a play. It was a wonderful weekend of weather with bright sunshine and quiet nights. A perfect rest from our daily lives.stour routing We left at lunchtime with a light wind and clouds but it was lovely and warm.  There was unfortunately not enough wind for us to sail at any sensible pace so we motor sailed down the river so that we could get to the anchor spot before it was too late.

The weather was gorgeous as we sailed down the Orwell and into the Stour.  IMG_3097We then went slowly up the Stour looking for a suitable place to anchor overnight.  There is a hole in the bay to the north but we have yet to find it and the tide was getting too low for us to spend time searching for it.  We found a nice spot just outside of the channel under the Royal Hospital School.  Beautifully quiet and with a light Northerly wind.  We lowered the rib and I took some pictures of us.image

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