Wednesday 8th August
On Wednesday we were booked into Sutton Harbour Marina for the night to celebrate the Sadler& Starlight Owners Association 40th Anniversary by the West Country Branch with the fireworks to follow in the evening.
The forecasters were giving southwest 3-4 so with a downwind sail we decided to just sail the 3-4nm on our genoa to make things easy at the other end. It was a nice downwind sail getting faster the nearer we got to Sutton. We were early so we locked in before the free flow.
We nearly never use a marina and love to anchor as much as possible to avoid any costs using the money saved for meals ashore instead where possible. So to pay the £44 for one night in the marina was a shock. So we used the showers, walked ashore for shopping and hooked up to the shore power (the last time Elektra was hooked up to shore power was during her delivery in March 17).
In the evening with the SSOA 40th we met up with a lot of our Sadler, Starlight and some Hurley friends from the past for a drinks and nibbles party before the fireworks.