In the morning, we got up and let go of the mooring, in order to get to Cowes as soon as possible. The wind had picked up, but there was still an est going current.
After an hour or so, the current decreased and the speed picked up. There were a lot of boats out and it was getting tighter as we approached Cowes.
Coming into the harbour, we called the first harbour on the VHF and received instructions where to stay. We planned to stay just a few hours and then take advantage of the good wind in order to sail to Dover overnight (around 10o miles).
The Cowes village was a bit quiet (it was a Sunday afternoon), but the food shop and aboat chandlery was open.