Yesterday we set out for a walk from Colwell Bay to Fort Victoria - a pleasant walk that doesn’t involve driving to get to it but not normally especially exciting! - little did we know what was in store! I started off by taking some nature photos in the hedgerow as we walked up the lane.
Then we carried on to the high view point on the walk where we found a number of people with binoculars and serious cameras. They told us three of the huge America’s Cup J Class yachts were doing a round the Island race. It seemed they were still quite a long way away so we decided to push on to Fort Victoria, another great viewpoint. No J class there either but a lot more to see as there were flotillas of boats out to see these magnificent boats come by. There is also ice cream which may have played a small part in our decision not to wait for the yachts at the view point. An added bonus was that I bumped into an old colleague that I hadn’t seen for several years.
After watching the shipping for a while and still no J Class we decided to head for home and were amazingly lucky in that just as we reached the viewpoint on the way back the first of these magnificent boats came round the headland - certainly a walk to remember!