Following our passage from Weymouth to Studland Bay we spent two nights there. Last Saturday we motored the short distance to Poole Harbour. We spent most of the week there, did a short-stay in Poole Town Quay Marina to reprovision then yesterday sailed back to the Solent and into the Newtown River.
Poole Harbour is reputed to be the second largest natural harbour in the world, second only to Sydney Harbour. However much of Poole Harbour is shallow. We did a tour of the harbour before anchoring in in South Deep, south of Brownsea Island.
Here are our tracks in and near Poole Harbour...
|Zen Again Tracks in Poole Harbour|
|Entering Poole Harbour|
|Sunset in South Deep|
|Twilight in South Deep (looking East)|
|South Deep Dawn|
|Inspecting Poole Waterfront|
|The Jolly Sailor|
|Studland Bay Sunset|
|Zen Again Graphs|
|Departing Studland Bay|
|In North Passage|
|In the Rip off Hirst Castle|
|Approaching Newtown River Mouth|
|Entering Newtown River|
|Newtown River Track|
|Newtown River Sunset|
We had hoped to sail east to Brighton and Eastbourne this week but the light winds made that unattractive. Maybe we'll do so in a week or two. In the mean time we're enjoying Newtown Creek and may visit other parts of the Solent.
Trust all's well where you are!