23rd August, Shoreham-by-Sea

The wind had gone through 180 degrees and was westerly Force 6 today. We didn’t fancy beating into that, especially as it would have meant another early start, so spent the day looking around Shoreham.


Shoreham Harbour consists of a western arm which is the mouth of the River Adur, and a short eastern arm made up of the Southwick Canal. Our marina, the Lady Bee, was in the canal and so very well sheltered, but not very scenic. We decided to go and look at Shoreham-by-Sea itself which is about 1.5 miles away up the western arm. We had heard that The Sussex Yacht Club there was particularly friendly: and so it was. We had a quick look around the town and its beach and then hurried back to the Club for lunch in their bar, looking out over the river.

After two pints of beer Richard spent the afternoon asleep!

Rather boring shingle beach at Shoreham

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