With a good tide in the evening and in the daylight I was keen to get round the Bill of Portland today if possible. This is a long sail (90NM) and took us 15 hours. The sea was still quite rough around the Bill – perhaps we could have stood off further, but that would have made the passage even longer.
We passed about 4.5NM from the lighthouse and then turned towards the Shambles bank. Once in the lee of the headland, the sea was much calmer.