Was meant to be a little local paddle on the Saturday but strong winds
put a stop to that even though it was sunny, Saturday was
off with the general consensus was to opt for the Sunday.
After much scanning of weather forecasts it still was not
looking great for Sunday. Final decision was made on the
beach in the morning. It did not look too bad and we were
all up for it. The westerly wind was not a warm one but gave
none of us anything to worry about in Portland Harbour. The
wind stiffened a bit as we crossed Weymouth Bay but still no
problem. We bunched together a bit as yachts with full
spinnaker bore down on us, they weren't hanging about today.
A calm landing. Lunch at Redcliff .We sat at the bottom of
what looked like a fairly recent mud/landslide trying to get
a little shelter from the wind . Me and David took the shore
side route on the way back trying to find some waves to
brace against. Not so much waves more like a speed bump
coming at you sideways. Clive J left us at the Weymouth
harbour entrance .We pottered back the wind had decided to
stiffen up again now and as we entered Portland Harbour it
slapped us in the face coming round Northern entrance which
made for a slightly stiffer workout for the last stretch.
Bonus hour or not I still felt tired first thing and was
getting ready in the rain I was wondering to myself ,but as
soon as I am on the water I know why I bothered .
Thanks to fellow paddlers.