Ah shame your Poole trip didn't go ahead, we went from Portsmouth to Poole on the Saturday...left at 11 and were there by 5 with the tide whipping us along, we were looking out for a ybw crowd. Obviously we paid for the quick trip with a horrid long slog to Yarmouth on Sunday, but didn't find any berths and ended up in Lymington.
Weather was actually surprisingly good, so thank you to everyone who posted in this thread! We decided to sail late on Friday and this thread was incredibly useful for planning.
In the weary waste of waters
Not the lifting of a wave