Wednesday 5th September
We planned to go home as weather was due to deteriorate but it beat us to it with heavy rain in the morning so we stayed a little longer.
We had news from my sister to say my mum was poorly so we still planned to leave but didn’t want to get wet so waited out the rain until evening. So it was 1640hrs when we picked up Elektra’s anchor and headed out of the Precuil River, there wasn’t much wind so we decided just to motor across Falmouth Bay to Gillan. It was foggy and only about 1/2mile visibly which got down to 60-80ft in the middle of the bay, l was beginning to wish l hadn’t gone out there! But with the aids of AIS, Chartplotter and Compass all was well and the fog cleared again to 1/2mile as we crossed Helford River into Gillan, picking up Elektra’s mooring at 1755hrs having logged 7nm.
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Glad you made it safely! Hope your mother is doing better! Are you in an area where you can sail year ‘round?
Mum was 91, wasn’t expected to live long and passed away in the early hours of Thursday.
ELEKTRA has a swing mooring which is only available from 1st April until end of October. I spend the winter months on improvements and getting her ready for next season.
Thanks for your reply — I am so very sorry about your mother — sending my deepest condolences! Thank you for letting me know about your sailing season; ours is similar to yours. All the best, ~ Chelle and SV Sunny