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
After a few weeks in the Poole/ Studland area it was time to push west a bit, which meant once again crossing Lyme Bay. Last year was our first time doing this particular crossing and with hardly any wind we ended up motoring the whole way for 12 hours! You… Read More »Night Sail across Lyme Bay: Swanage to Dartmouth
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
Located on the western side of Plymouth Sound, Cawsand Bay is a beautiful, sweeping bay with good holding and good protection from any west in the wind. It is the perfect stopover for those exploring the West Country who may not wish to head into Plymouth itself. The anchorage can… Read More »Cawsand Bay – Cracking Little Anchorage near Plymouth!
After our sail from Salcombe and a night at Cawsand Bay we weighed anchor and headed into Plymouth. Our destination was King Point Marina, the newest of Plymouth’s marinas located inside Millbay Inner Basin to the west side of Plymouth Waterfront. The marina forms part of the Coastal Quarter in… Read More »Plymouth: Britain’s Ocean City
After a beautiful week exploring Salcombe and its surrounding countryside it was time to continue our journey west. The forecast was showing reasonable winds of 12-15knots from the west/north west for the majority of our sail with a pleasant temperature of 16˚C. Low water in Salcombe was at 10.48am and… Read More »A Close Hauled Sail from Salcombe to Plymouth!
Salcombe…WOW! What a stunning little place this is ❤️ A hugely popular stop on a West Country cruise, Salcombe is an idyllic harbour surrounded by Devon’s rolling, green hills. A rather exclusive resort, ‘boating’ is at the heart of Salcombe. After a rather uncomfortable sail/motor-sail from Dartmouth we were met… Read More »Stunning Salcombe…but Surprisingly Swelly!