Gorran Haven to St Mawes

Saturday 14th July

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The plan for Saturday was more exploring, there seemed to be a bit of breeze from the southwest, we left Gorran just on the genoa to look at Porthmellon just south of Mevgissey. As we sailed around Chapel Point we could see a nice looking anchorage so sailed in slowly to check it out, this one looked good, nice sandy bottom, would be good in a northwest or settled weather.

Out from there again we rounded the point and sailed towards Porthmellon, this would be good shelter in any wind from the west but the green slimy seaweed on the shore put us off so we motored out again. We were going to look at Polkerris the other side of the bay but this would have been open to the southwest breeze.

So with a total change of mind we decided to sail back to the Falmouth area, Vicki asked how is the tide, I checked with us I said, as we rounded Chapel Point again I hauled up the main and coiled the lines, we motored west until west of Yaw Rock and set sail on a starboard cross tack until 2nm south of the Dodman Point, when we tacked onto our making tack our heading was due west towards Porthscatho, we now logging over 6kts. Elektra sailed well compared to the other yachts on passage out there at the time, keeping up with lots much bigger than our 29ft. From Porthscatho we tacked south again for 3nm before tacking onto the final making tack into the Carrick Roads, on rounding the St Anthony Lt the wind died and I packed away the main and rolled the genoa and motored Elektra into St Mawes and Place to drop anchor.

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