Gorran Haven to Yealm River

Saturday 4th August

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The tide was early for our passage east to the Yealm River, I had set the alarm for 0730hrs and we picked up the anchor at 0755hrs and we motored out of the cove setting all the sail we were logging a steady 4.5kts in the northwest 3, this continued for 2 hours. During this time we passed another yacht which must have been a mile in front of us and left him a good mile behind before the wind died away and we had to motor.

We motored on in a flat calm, still motoring as we crossed Plymouth Sound entrance we had to give way to cross channel ferry entering from the south at about 1300hrs, just a 1/2 mile detour instead of being right in his way as he entered past Plymouth breakwater. We moored to Yealm River and moored to the lower pontoon at 1405hrs having logged 29nm.

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In the evening we went to The Ship Inn for a dinner (we like the food here) slightly pricey but good helpings and very good quality food. Well worth a visit if you like good food.

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