Sailing back from Cowes on Saturday I was watching this racing yacht. We were a long way off near Calshot, but I remember thinking she seemed to be heading right across the Bramble Bank.
Was she possibly further away or perhaps closer than I thought? Maybe the tide was higher than I though since it was only neaps?
No, she suddenly stopped dead in the water, presumably with her keel stuck hard on the sand.
You would think that a modern race boat has up to date and sophisticated electronic navigational aids, plus the Bramble Bank is hard to miss, well apparently not.
Shortly after the picture was taken, she motored off on the rising tide.