08-Jun-2004 -- When coming back from 54N 2W at 3 p.m. we rushed to Morecambe
Harbour where our boat, the "Samanto - LR 226" and its skipper were already waiting for us.
Gordon had done an excellent job prior our arrival, involving BBC and placing an ad
in the local newspaper.
About 2 hours before highwater we left Morecambe Harbour. Tide differences
this area are considerable and currents are rather strong, which can be seen
when having a look to the shore embankments. Further we calculated the exact
Captain Peter's "Tsunamis Navi Sailor", a nautical chart program for
Proceeding towards the point at about 10 knots (12 mph, 18 km/h) we passed
the nuclear power plant of Heysham, and after about 30 minutes we were at one of the
last unvisited British offshore confluences, where we duly hoisted the Austrian flag for Werner and the
Italian one for Captain Peter. A Union Jack or a "Red Duster" was
unfortunately not available on board the "Samanto".
Land is visible from this point towards the following directions:
North - mountain range
Northeast - Heysham and Morecambe with the nuclear power plant
as the most prominent object
East - view towards the buoyed approach channel to the port of
Heysham with a ferry from the Isle of Man coming in
Southeast - a view towards the Blackpool area, Britain's most famous
The whole operation took us exactly two hours and at about 5 pm we were back
on the jetty of Morecambe.
Many thanks to you, Gordon, for your excellent preparative work which made
our mission smooth and professional!