We cycled along the Salterns way from Dell Quay along Chichester harbour to Itchenor where the ice cream van which sells a mean Banana ice lolly.
The reach was buzzing with activity, so much so I was almost glad to be ashore on our bikes. Below this XOV owner has been very busy with the varnish, looking great with those reflections in the deep shine.
This is my kind of cruising boat, simple elegant judging by the hull shape a comfortable motion at sea and a stern that doesn't drive you mad slapping while at anchor. If and when we get a new boat for local cruising it will be something like this.
A nice little gaffer or possibly a lugger, great for day sailing and picnics around the harbour.
The reach is almost as crowded as Hamble, well almost but Itchenor is mush smaller and there are many more smaller boats which have been squeezed out of the Hamble in recent years.
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