Friday was babysitting day and a trip over to the Isle of Wight with someone more professional at the helm of the Wight Rider.
Saturday was lots better, with 5 hour's sailing.
First thing was a trip out of Langstone into the Solent with a lot of other boats. Not quite the Hamble Scramble, but very busy for Langstone! I assume everyone was taking advantage of the weather. Engine on and main sail up to beat the incoming tide.
After an hour the wind picked up and I went out again. This time sailing:
Today the wind was force 3 but due to pick up to a force 5 so it was a quick scoot for Me, Jim and my son Josh up the harbour using the jib to have a nosey at the dredger unloading at Kendall's Wharf.
After the disappointment of the week, the weekend went some way to compensate especially having 5 hours of sailing on Saturday.
But the unsettled nature of this year's weather struck again today with the wind picking up. Had I gone up the Solent for an overnighter somewhere, it would have been a rough old trip back today.