We left Dover in sunny weather intending to run along the south coast to Brighton. The wind was blowing force 5, occasionally 6 but we had a lovely view of the Kent and Sussex coasts as we made our way with the tide flowing with us. Unfortunately, when the wind changed the sea developed an uncomfortable chop with Synergy burying her bow in one wave, rearing up over the next and slapping down hard on the peak of the third. After a couple of hours of this treatment, we had had enough and decided to run into Eastbourne. The entrance was through a lock and into a modern marina with all the facilities. We had a pleasant meal at a Thai restaurant in the marina.