Round the Island (Pictures of the week)

Quite important you know which island of course. But once I had made it past the M25 it was, if you will pardon the expression, all plain sailing.

The boatman advised “we start at 4.30am”, which was a bit of a shock. Nevertheless we assembled at this rather fashionable “Ocean Village” in Southampton morning gloom and away we went into the Solent.

Boats on the horizon soon became quite large. The photography boat we were supposed to use had developed engine problems a few days before so the boatman borrowed his friend’s high powered ocean-going gin palace. It was quite a revelation both in elegance and speed.







First pictures were taken just off Cowes and then we tootled off to the Needles and then back to the east end of the island to see the first boats coming home.