If you’ve been following our blog then you’ll know that we spent the summer of 2022 cruising the beautiful West Country of the UK. Our last post found us in the beautiful anchorage of St Mawes, close to Falmouth in Cornwall. As our journey home east was pretty similar to… Read More »West Country Cruising: A Recap of 630 Nautical Miles
2022 Cruising Season
Our cruising season 2022 took us from the Isle of Wight down to the Scilly Isles. Here we’ve documented some of our sails including passage plans and waypoints. We’ve provided information and photos on our destinations in the hope that they may help others looking to cruise the West Country of the UK. However please remember to carry out your own research before setting off, the information detailed in these posts is for guidance only – safe sailing!
After our stay ‘up river‘ we headed back down towards the coast and popped into St Mawes, a pretty coastal village on the Roseland Peninsula. It took us just over an hour to get from the anchorage just shy of the last visitor pontoon on the Truro River to St… Read More »Anchoring in St Mawes: Those Falmouth Working Boats Come SO Close!
After a lively end to our sail back from the Scilly Isles we were in need of some chill time. We had been on the go now for over two months and to be honest we just wanted to relax a bit. The wind was also due to pick up… Read More »Heading Up The Fal and Anchoring in The Truro River: An Idyllic Spot!
After nine nights in the Scilly Isles there was a bit of a weather front coming in. Mindful of the fact that there is no single ‘safe anchorage’ in the archipelago, and we didn’t want to get stuck there, we made the decision to make our run back to the… Read More »Sailing from The Isles of Scilly to Falmouth – We get Dolphins!
We had spent a couple of days exploring St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly and now wanted to explore a little more of what this impressive archipelago of Atlantic Islands had to offer. It was early July and the number of visiting yachts was increasing daily, especially the number… Read More »The Isles of Scilly: Exploring Tresco & Samson
The Scilly Isles are an archipelago of idyllic islands in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 28 miles from Land’s End. Comprising of five inhabited islands – St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, St Agnes and Bryher – and around 140 smaller, rocky ‘islands’, the Scilly Isles are often referred to as the… Read More »The Isles of Scilly: Paradise in the UK!
We awoke to a beautiful, calm morning in Mount’s Bay, just the start we needed ahead of our most challenging sail to date. The previous day we had sailed from the Helford River near Falmouth to Penzance on our first leg of our passage down to the Scilly Isles. And… Read More »Sailing to the Scilly Isles: Penzance to St Mary’s
After holding up for a few days in Falmouth we were ready to start our journey down to the Scilly Isles. This had always been on our wish list of places to visit and we were now only 70 nautical miles or so away from achieving that wish. This was… Read More »Sailing to the Scilly Isles: First Leg – Falmouth to Penzance
We had sailed from Fowey to hold up for a few days in Falmouth whilst we waited for a weather window to make our crossing to the Isles of Scilly. A friend had let us borrow his mooring, but shush…don’t tell the harbour authorities, especially as a visitor mooring would… Read More »Holding up in Falmouth – A Popular Cruising Stopover!
After a few days in beautiful Fowey we had some blustery and wet conditions coming in so we decided to head on down to Falmouth and hold up there for a while. We set about planning our route and setting our waypoints as follows: WP1 – 50˚14.486N 4˚45.378W close to… Read More »Sailing Fowey to Falmouth