The Meetings

The tides were wrong for the round trip, but a F4/5 northerly promised a fast run down the west coast of Walney, and so we headed up the channel on a rising tide, hoping by the time we reached The Meetings, there would be just sufficient water to sneak around the top...
 ...no chance. We followed what seemed the deepest channels that were rapidly filling, but it was slow work. Splashing and dragging the boats through shallow pools, along shallower channels and over short sand bars we finally met the tide pushing south...
...too late to complete in the round trip in daylight but with time enough to head out into Scarth Channel and enjoy the waves, surfing back in towards Lowsy Point and then on, down the channel and eventually, with the tide now ebbing, back to Roa Island.

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