Fun in the sea mist

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Great day's sailing on Sat from Poole - suddenly got surrounded by sea mist - decided to head in towards land in 150m vis - popped out 100m away from Peverill ledge. Spooky how little you could see! Bit frantic trying to get outside the marker in a flood tide!
 

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We came out of Chichester on Sunday evening to find the viz was down to 50 m. Thankfully we had fitted radar during the winter but still scarry to have motor boats powering full pelt at you in those conditions. It was also our first time through the submarine barrier. Altogether quite an experience.
 

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Entrance to Portsmouth was fun when the fog hit there. Fog horns going off all over the place and could hear hovercraft, but clearly not going anywhere fast.
 

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It was our first time in a sea fret like that and, although it wasn't particularly thick, it was quite eery suddenly not being able to see any reference points.

It was pretty weird coming out of it in Chichester Harbour, too. From fog to sunshine in a couple of hundred metres with the steam coming off the sea in the transition zone.

I wonder how many people were cursing the fog on the beach at Wittering without realising that East Head was bathed in sunshine.
 

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We were at the Nab on Saturday and a bank of fog desended visability down to about 10 mtrs. Nab completely disappeared in seconds. Coastguard reported same right accross the English Coast. Thats a lot of fog.
 

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Interesting how localised it was. I was inside Chichester Harbour & just sailed from Cobnor point back to mooring at Emsworth during the mid to late afternoon.

Heard various vhf messages about vis: zero, 2-3 miles south of the NAB, 4 miles at Lee-on Solent, a securite from a yacht entering pompy giving position as there was a lot on his AIS & 100m at the Langstone entrance. Inside we had a slight haze with min vis north of the entrance of 0.5 mile or so. Around 16:30, there was a ghostly mist just above the surface of the laggon to the east of The Spit & East Head.
 
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