16th-18th September – Helford and autumn is coming

Sunday: Late last night three fishing vessels berthed just next to us.  These fishermen are expert boat handlers; they motored straight in, moored up, and were up and gone in minutes.  And the only reason we knew they had arrived was the thrust of the engines.  No talking, no noisy moving of cargo, just gone.  … Continue reading 16th-18th September – Helford and autumn is coming

12-13 September – Mylor and St Mawes, Falmouth harbour

Wednesday: We motored to Mylor, near Falmouth in the morning.  There was some wind but it was against us, and it's such a short trip that it wasn't really worth trying to sail.  We got a berth on the visitors' pontoon and settled in and filled everything up: petrol, power, water etc.  It's been a … Continue reading 12-13 September – Mylor and St Mawes, Falmouth harbour

5-7 September: Fowey, meeting up with Toby and Janette and The Eden Project

Wednesday: We’re off to Cornwall!  Fowey (pronounced Foy!) to be precise.  We had a gentle sail, close hauled, though the wind picked up after Rame Head. We saw shags fishing and the fins of a few dolphins.  We passed an enormous frigate, the Tiderace and a trawling fishing boat.  We arrived at Fowey just before 5pm and … Continue reading 5-7 September: Fowey, meeting up with Toby and Janette and The Eden Project

31 August – 4 September: Back on the Water and The River Yealm

Friday: We arrived on Idun in Salcombe just after 4pm after a straightforward journey from home.  Took a taxi with all the groceries and had an interesting chat with our driver John about how to survive the slow months; in his case it means school contracts driving children who for different reasons cannot go on … Continue reading 31 August – 4 September: Back on the Water and The River Yealm