We arrived at Solent shortly after the end of Cowes Week. Our first stop was Portsmouth respectively the Gosport Marina. We liked the marinas in England generally very much and this was no exception. We also enjoyed the city of Portsmouth very much.

After a short stay we continued sailing through the Solent and Beaulieu River to Buckler’s Hard. Buckler’s Hard is a hamlet with a long boat building tradition. We have also had an engine maintenance carried out here. On arrival it was raining quite heavily. Nevertheless, the beautiful countryside and scenery was a real pleasure and we were rewarded with bright sunshine on our departure.