Sunday 10th June

In the morning looking over the stern I could see the bottom an hour before low water, the aft had swung around towards the shore, I thought it cant be very deep. Checking with Vicki who was still in bed, I said I thought I could get down in the water and clear the prop but wanted a standby helper, Vicki was ok with it and got out while I dug the keg anchor out of the cockpit locker. Our keg is a folding claw and a bit on the heavy side for lobbing very far! But it did the job and over the stern I went in shorts and a T-shirt, testing the depth with a boat hook I could see it would be at about my waist.

The water was a bit on the cold side (I always say if you see me in the sea in the UK, I have fallen in!) But needs must, getting down and reaching in to the prop I was pulling handfuls of chopped up line from around the prop and rope cutter, when I was happy I had removed all the line I climbed the ladder back aboard and almost straight away started feeling hot, I dried and changed, picked up the keg and pulled “Elektra back out into deeper water using her bow anchor.

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As we had to move Elektra anyway before the next low water we decided to motor across the Fal River to Channels Creek before dropping anchor again. the rest of the day I spent sleeping and dozing in the sun, lovely R&R at last!

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