First trip on my new boat, Taking her from Whitby to a new bearth at Amble (76 Miles) in a heavy swell. Partner praying to the big white god over the side. I was watching her, now and again, in case she fell overboard.
Noticed I was being followed by a Large Black Flag with a Orange Buoy attached.

Funny I thought, something must be wrapped arround the Leg, shure was, took me 20 minutes to free this half inch diameter rope from the leg and prop

GPS reading 55.15.52.1N 1.32.05.0W This Buoy had about 10 to 12 meters of rope attached.