Setting the Course according to the wind
There are two possible routes for this voyage. One would take us to anchor in the River Colne on night two, then sailing over the Wallet Spitway to take the inshore passage south through the gaps between the Thames Estuary sand banks. Here we might get a close look at the offshore Second World War Red Sands Fort as we sail past.
If the wind is fair Trinovante might sail straight for Ramsgate. This is around 40 nautical miles which is a longish day’s run.
North Foreland marks where sailors leave the Thames Estuary and enter the English Channel. Tides run hard round this exposed headland so timing is key. Just round the corner is the historic port of Ramsgate where we might spend the night and have a run ashore.