We went from the calmest, most tranquil hour of sailing we had ever experienced to our toughest, ‘3-4 metre swells’ sail ever, all within 24 hours! We had initially intended on sailing from Newlyn to Milford Haven in one go. Departing Newlyn the day before we rounded Land’s End in… Read More »Our Worst Sail so far! St Ives to Milford Haven
After a night at anchor in Newlyn our big passage was ahead of us – Newlyn to Milford Haven in Wales, a passage that Navionics was estimating to take around 25 hours at a distance of some 115nm. Last year we undertook our first ‘big passage‘ from Falmouth to the… Read More »Sailing around Lands End to Milford Haven – We get as far as St Ives!
Departing from Bream Cove anchorage our destination was Penzance, around the Lizard and up into Mounts Bay. With the Lizard being quite a notorious headland we once again opted to try and arrive at it for slack, before catching the tide up into the Bay. With a south-westerly wind of… Read More »Anchoring in Newlyn
After 10 days up the Truro River (getting over the media attention of our whale encounter!) we weighed anchor to continue our journey west. First up we stopped into Mylor Yacht Harbour to top up our fuel tank ahead of our intended passage from Penzance to Milford Haven. Mylor Yacht… Read More »A night at Bream Cove Anchorage
After all the excitement of our whale encounter (yep that’s right we spotted a humpback whale in Cornwall!) there was only one place we wanted to be – up the Truro River at one of our favourite anchoring spots! We had visited here last season and couldn’t get over how… Read More »Truro River Anchorage: One of our Favs!
The last thing we expected to encounter on our passage to Falmouth was a Humpback Whale! But we did, and what an incredible experience it was! And with today being World Ocean Day we hope that this sighting reaffirms that we must do all we can to protect our blue… Read More »We spot a HUMPBACK WHALE in Falmouth Bay!
The River Lynher flows through East Cornwall and meets the River Tamar, a short distance up from the Hamoaze area, an estuarine stretch of the River Tamar between its confluence with the River Lynher and Plymouth Sound. It is sometimes referred to as the St Germans River. We departed from Mayflower… Read More »Anchoring in the River Lynher
From Salcombe we continued our journey west to Plymouth. Our destination for the night was Mayflower Marina so we could stock up on some food and explore Plymouth again. But mainly because they were the only ones in the area to have stock of the 907 2.7kg gas bottle we… Read More »Here comes a Nuclear Submarine – Welcome to Plymouth!
Still, calm, peaceful…we simply loved the anchorage in Salcombe! Possibly because, for the majority of our stay it was either just us or one other boat, and possibly because we picked a cracking window weather wise! We had spent the previous week anchored up the River Dart, which was idyllic,… Read More »Anchoring in Salcombe
After a night on the visitor pontoon in Dartmouth we decided to head up river and explore what this beautiful part of the world had to offer. Last season we explored Dartmouth and the surrounding area in depth so we didn’t feel the need to do it again. Besides we… Read More »Anchoring in the River Dart