I left Newhaven this morning and made good progress initially with the wind and tide behind me.
Most days on the water so far, I’ve seen a single porpoise – it’s easy to imagine that it’s the same one following me round.
After passing Brighton and Worthing, the wind changed, the tide turned and I slowed down. I stopped near Littlehampton, feeling pretty tired and thirsty as I’d run out of water.
I spoke to a nice couple on the beach, and asked then if they knew where I could find a tap. A few minutes later, they returned with a bag full of water bottles and mars bars. Brilliant – thanks Sandra and Paul !
It’s great to finally have some warm weather, and I enjoyed cooking supper barefoot in the evening sunshine. While I was eating, I noticed a jet-ski in the distance, and I just as I was thinking they must have turned their engine off to appreciate the tranquillity, an RNLI rib arrived to give them a tow.