Monday 1st October
Having had a good sail on Saturday we went into holiday mode on Sunday, spending the whole day at anchor reading and relaxing.
This changed our plans for the week and on Monday I arranged with marine trades for some work to be done and some work to be priced on Tuesday. This meant going into a marina for 24hrs to give them good access to Elektra. I had passed this with Falmouth Marina a few weeks earlier but ringing them now they were telling me they had no room! So I phoned Falmouth Yacht Haven with were quite happy for us to arrange this.
It was late in the afternoon when we lifted the anchor and headed to Falmouth, the wind was now a northwest force 4 which gave us a nice hour long sail to Falmouth Y H, mooring up on the east side of pontoon just north of the pilot boat at 1700hrs having logged 4nm.
I always wonder why other yacht owners would give up a night in quite spot at anchor for a marina like this. This was the 3rd night we had been connected to shore power since we left Poole on our delivery passage in March 17. With easy access to the town of Falmouth we had a evening and a lunch ashore, also showers before escaping in an anchorage “far from the madding crowd” the following evening.