It only takes 390minutes, once clear of Bembridge, to reach the West Pole beacon marking the entrance channel into Chichester Harbour. On the 15th June, we were there by 1330, and anchored in “Danae Deep”, our secret anchorage well up the Thorney Channel, by 1410.
There was some cloud which cleared the following morning to leave a cludless evening. The 16th was a lazt day; coudless with hot sunshine.
On a calm and sunny day, it took just over an hour from weighing anchor in the Thorney Channel, to ease down to the entrance, and out to West Pole, then speeding across to Horse Sand fort at 1606. By 1805 we were once more on our mooring at Marchwood prior o desembarking the following day.
Trained as Naval Architect. Involved in shipbuilding and shipyard construction/ Worked briefly in aviation. Joined Associated British Ports in 1984 as Business Development Manager. For 10 years until retirement in 2001, Environment Manager at ABP. Has owned several yachts described on this website