Across the Forth to Eyemouth
Trip Start May 06, 2008
130Trip End Sep 30, 2008
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At 10:15, we were out of the harbour and had the genoa hoisted, ready for the F5 winds that would blow us apace downwind to Eyemouth, 44 miles away, across the Firth of Forth
We rolled and corkscrewed our way into Eyemouth bay, getting there by about 19:15. Now the entrance to the harbour is basically a walled in river, there are two high walls that are the 'banks' and the locals call it 'The Canyon'. If there are strong NE winds, it would be impossible to get into the narrow canyon as the cross waves would sweep you into the adjoining walls. Happily, that wasn't the case today, nevertheless there was enough energy in the 2 - 3 metre swells that it was still a bit daunting getting in. However we succeeded without mishap and rafted up against a pretty Dutch boat for the night. It transpired that she had been designed and partially built by the owner and he was justifiably proud of her.
As it was now 19:50, there was no time to explore the town so we had our smokies, together with bacon (recommended by the shop) and new potatoes and peas. Very nice they were too.