Resting in Rhu

Passage from Largs to Rhu: 17.6 miles in 3 hours and five minutes. Motored most of the way, but with a short interlude of sailing. A fairly short passage from Largs to our mooring at Rhu. We left fairly early at 6.35am with a forecast of lighter winds early morning. …

Berthed in Bangor

Summary: A quick final sail round Belfast Lough and then back into Bangor marina. 5.9 miles in 1hr 55 minutes. After filling up with fuel and gas and pumping out the holding tank, we popped out today for a quick sail. In the sunshine, Belfast Lough was beautiful and though …

Bumbling to Bangor

Summary: Ardglass to Bangor. 38.7 miles in 7 hours and 35 minutes. A lovely sail past Strangford Lough and into Belfast Lough through Donaghadee Sound and past Copeland Island. A strange thing happened today – a golden orb mysteriously appeared in the sky. Some online research confirmed that it was …

Footling around Falmouth

Summary: Mylor to Truro River and back. Anchored for the night up the Truro River just beyond the King Harry Ferry. Once anchored found we had engine cooling problems, so spent evening trying to sort them. Next morning headed off back towards Falmouth, but after 20 minutes found the cooling …

Motorsailing to Mylor

Summary: Fowey to Mylor (Falmouth Harbour). 27.4 miles in 3 hours and 45 minutes. A short trip along a lovely coast and for a change in sunshine. A reasonable breeze got up, but from more or less dead ahead so we motorsailed with main only. We left Fowey at just …

Plodding to Plymouth

Summary: Dartmouth to Plymouth. 37.9 miles in 5 hours and 35 minutes. A slightly frustrating trip – not quite enough wind to sail, so motored all the way. However, a lovely coast to go past. We left Dartmouth just after 5am after a foul night with heavy rain for most …

Mixing it with the Royals

In Gosport we berthed in the Royal Clarence marina. This is a Transeurope marina and is based in a new development in what used to be the Royal Clarence Victualling Yard. The Royal Clarence Victualling Yard was set up in the early 1830s as an expansion of the Weevil Yard. …