Martin Hansen
  Photograph by Dan Nicholas


A Man, A Plan, Liverpool

On 4th August Zeta and I returned to the boat for a day of cleaning the much rained upon canvas covers. The weather forecast suggested that tomorrow would be a good day to sail Tramontana to Liverpool. This would be another new port for me, and the family would not have far to travel to join me for a week of marina based holiday in an interesting City. In a boat that could reliably manage over 6 knots, the Liverpool run from Conwy can be done in about 12 hours between adjacent high tides. I, however, would need to allow 24 hours, partly because Tramontana's draught of 7' 3" made a short cut through the Rock Channel unwise, and the Queen's Channel the less problematic option.