Friday 12th August

We had thought of sailing back to Polkerris for evening meal at the Rashleigh lnn which we had used before but ringing the number which was unattainable l looked it up on Google, new number and new owners, we looked at the menu and couldn’t see anything we wanted to order so we gave up that idea.

The weather forecast was for SE force 4/ E force 4-6 west of the Dodman for Friday. We thought we would be able to sail all the way back to Falmouth area so decided to leave good time on Friday.

Dolphins joined us 4 times on this passage
I think Dolphins prefer a fast moving craft, we seem to see them more often when motoring.

Picking up the anchor and motoring Elektra out over the bar at 0850hrs we could goose wing her out to the Mew Stone WP, from the way point there wasn’t any wind so we started motoring Elektra towards St Anthony Head WP 36nm away. This passage turned out to be pretty boring except for the Dolphins which kept on visiting us. Motoring on until 1100hrs when we could motor sail at 6.5-7kts. At 1300hrs we sailed for about 1hr at about 4.5-5kts, then around 1400hrs the wind turned onto the nose and we started motoring again. The short time of motor sailing and sailing had kicked up a nasty 3/4 corkscrew sea for the rest of passage into Falmouth. From 1500hrs with no wind and same corkscrew sea we turned into the shelter of the Carrick Roads at 1600 and motored into and anchored in the Precuil River at 1620hrs having logged 41nm.

It’s a joy to see Dolphins.
The Precuil River

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