The forecast was for a F4-5 SW, so we took the opportunity to see if we could see the seal that lives near Round Island was in. Jenny and Roy, 2k, Mel and Steve, Trio and Ged, Morgan, Mike, Storm17. We left at 8am and beat into a strong breeze directly between the shore and Round Island across shallow waters. Then a reach past the dwellings, and no seal was to be seen. We carried on past Shipstal Point and Patchins Point, and then some way up towards Wareham. The wind against tide generated stiff sharp waves and we got enjoyably wet. We turned and ran and reached home.