the Alde is wonderful
although pyefleet above the deep water moorings is pretty good too
gosport - it's the best place to sail away from !
Havre Gosselin (approached through the Gouliot at peak tide).
And Herm, of course, particularly if you can take the ground.
Two absolutely magic moments:
August, 1971, Pin Mill. Singlehanded out of West Mersea, a perfect afternoon, sailing slowly up the Orwell, seeing with my own eyes what I had read about in Ransome, anchored below the moorings and was serenaded by a nightingale in the trees.
August 2007, the Colne; we had sailed down the Wallet overnight to see the start of the Colne Smack and Barge Race and as we slowly sailed into the Colne and anchored in Pyefleet in the very first light of dawn we saw nothing but the oil riding lights of barges and smacks.. we could have stepped back a century.
Houat, off the beach on SW side, when its blowing N ly.
And Sauzon, inner harbour, cos we have a lifting keel.
Phuilladobhrain West Coast of Scotland
Tobago Cays the Grenadines
Almost anywhere in the Turks and Caicos
Monkey patching programmer [retired ]
Everywhere I've ever sailed I've enjoyed, even Scotland where it rained for a week and blew over 50kts at times. [The enjoyable bit about that was we were tied up in Oban]