One of the Fowey gig crews nosed out of the estuary into what was quite a breezy south easterly.
The boat was coping very well with the lumpy seas but they turned around and headed back to the river where the conditions were much nicer.
I've done similar in Gato Negro our rowing boat, even once went out in a gale, admittedly the Solent is well protected, but it was good to see how the boat and more importantly I coped, which apart from being very hard work was pretty good, but it was nice to get back to the protected waters of the river.
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