Anyone else out in the fog off Portsmouth entrance on saturday? Was I foolhardy to procede or it this what we do our blind nav training for? The vis in the harbour was ok but down to one cable outside and clearly leisure boats were annoying the ferries. I was monitoring ch11, had radar on the 0.75 mile range, chart plotter going, all visible from the helm and proceding at a safe speed, 3-4 knots. If you turn stbd after the entrance and use the inner swash you are immediately away from the IOW ferries and hovercraft and only have other yachties to avoid. Once beyond Gilkicker, ch 12 tells you of Soton movements, which are fewer, bigger and slower moving than the fast ferries off Portsmouth. The vis cleared in the central Solent and lovely sail to Bealieu to rendevous with friends for the evening. Was I justified to be slightly peeved at being buzzed by the well meaning QHM patrol to tell me what I knew and had prepared for, or should I have crept back to the mooring and gone shopping for the weekend?!