We left Tinpot Bay this morning and headed for the appropriately named Southport. This is probably going to be our most southerly point at 43 degrees 27 minutes south. We had a very casual motor sail here and it has to be said that this is probably our favourite anchorage so far.
We anchored in an area called Deep Hole. We went ashore and had a trip on the Ida Bay Railway. If Postman Pat had had a train it would look like this! The line was constructed in 1922 to carry limestone from quarries south east of the Lune river. The engine was petrol driven and frankly I have had more comfortable rides on an underground rail system in a coal mine in west Wales but the view was better.
After appropriate refreshments at the Ida Bay Cafe we had a bit of a walk and then a shaky noisy ride back to our anchorage. It really is a stunning place here and after a nice walk long the beach we are now back on board X-Pat with a few glasses of wine and a stir fry!
|Postman Pat's Train|
|Our Anchorage, Southport|
|X-Pat at anchor - Southport|