The English South Cost of course is a must for any serious sailor, after all this is where yachting was born. The stretch from Dover to Solent can be quite tedious, but once there the reward is paid in full. Chichester Harbour, Portsmouth, Cowes, Beaulieu, Yarmouth and many, many more. Unfortunately the number of yachts is extremely large so it is best to visit in June or early July. We ourselves have been there twice in 2000 and again when we picked up Troldand at Northshore in 2005.
Continuing westward we foundPooleHarbour very nice anchoring by Goathorn Point, and even further west the Dorset coast is just spectacular.
|Edwardian houses at the Dover waterfront, and white cliffs behind||View over the enormous outer Dover harbour
|Victory, flagship at Trafalgar 1805
||The Portsmouth waterfront and Warrior in the background|
|Chichester Harbour from abowe. Northshore where Troldand is build is situated on the southern shore of the large the eastern branch (source: Google Earth)||Troldand waiting for her new owners. This is the great day when handower is to take place (14th July-2005)|
|First place visited with our new boat exploring her potentials at low tide: Bosham||The church at Bosham supposedly the most painted motive in the UK? Bosham has a certain affiliation to Danes as King Canute , whose daughter drowned here and is buried in the church, was Danish (Knud den Store)|
|Spit Sand fort at the Portsmouth entrance, one of the Palmerston Follies||A glorious evenig at the River Medina, Cowes. What more can you ask for?
|Old Harry at the southern most end of StudlandBay||The Dorset coastline between Anvil Point and Portland Bill displays some fantastic formation|
|Friendly local fishermen trying to persuade us that not all English are hooligans!?||Checil Beach, in a westerly near gale|
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