Friday, 20 June 2014
Greetings from Falmouth! We had high hopes of an Easterly force 3-5 powering us into Falmouth. However it didn't materialise and we motorsailed the entire 52 NM passage. Quite large waves were chasing us for quite a lot of the way but the boat was very stable surfing at a maximum at one point of 10.5 knots. We arrived earlier than we expected,and changed from the perhaps rather charmless Pendennis super yacht marina to the much friendlier and extremely helpful Mylor yacht haven, no further up the river and a really good experience. Water and AC power extended for us by the guy who just sought us out in the restaurant to confirm all was well. Thank you, Andrew.
Tomorrow we have an early start and leave Falmouth at 0600 to round the Lizard point, a notable tidal gateway, so we should be in Penzance by 1200. If we can take the ground in St Michael's Mount bay, then we can anchor there. That would be perfect.
We have a new infusion of blood tomorrow with Mark joining us in Penzance, and so we shall be three to round Lands End on Sunday before Les leaves. Although we shall miss him,and Ishall miss the opportunity to introduce him as a famous conductor to any strangers whom I meet, we look forward to his second coming on the later leg.