Just spent 6 great days over easter sailing along the south coast with my parents and had an awesome time! I don’t think I really saw a cloud all week, we had good wind for the most part and even got to see dolphins too! There was the odd submarine, some great countryside and read some good books too! We left Falmouth mid morning on Saturday and sailed over to Fowey to spend two nights there for Easter – I even went for an easter dip in the river to wake myself up on Sunday Morning – it was cold and the act wasn’t repeated!
On Monday we sailed to Salcombe and although it was quite hazy, we were accompanied by Dolphins (the magic of this never gets old!). On our arrival in Salcombe the sun had burned off the haze and the shelter of the bay meant it was very hot! After navigating our way around some huge Sunseeker’s that made Wazobia look like a dinghy we went for a couple of drinks in the sun and had dinner.
Tuesday saw us heading over to Dartmouth, my second time sailing in to there – the last time (3 years ago) occured when we sailed Wazobia from the Hamble to Falmouth in two and a half days (that was a mission!). This time, shortly after mooring, we saw several of Sunsails new fleet of Benteau 40.1′s – we will be taking one of these for the Round the Island race this year and they looked awesome! A great upgrade from the their ageing fleet of Jeaneau’s.
On wednesday we started our return leg and we tested the rigging for Wazobia’s new cruising chute whilst making our way to our overnight stop on the Yealm river, just east of Plymouth. I highly recommend this beautiful little place! It was very peaceful, one of the best nights I’ve ever spent on a boat and the facilities at the marina are great too (if a little shallow – so watch the tide!).
Thursday, our last full day and the wind was from the east and very gentle which meant we motored home – we did intend to get the cruising chute up but the wind just wasn’t strong enough! Watching a submarine make it’s way out of plymouth was a great end to a great week too. I’m really looking forward to the Round the Island Race now!
Posted from Lambeth, England, United Kingdom.