Well, as often happens plans change. A lovely day on Sunday but little wind early and as things turned out little all day despite a forecast of "variable [force] 3 or less, occasionally [force] 4". I decided I might as well leave early and risk the tides at the Lizard, at least we were close to neaps and in the back of mind was the possibility of a stop for lunch in one of the little bays along the Lizard peninsular.
|Passing Pendennis Point on the west side of the Fal.|
|And St Anthony Head on the east side.|
|The Long Ships light with Land's End behind.|
By cutting a few corners in the calm conditions I arrived for the rounding a bit earlier than ideal, slack water almost to Cape Cornwall rather than a helping tide, the rounding often quite challenging was straightforward and I final got to sail for a while with the big symmetrical spinnaker. I arrived off St Ives at 20:00, 60 miles on the clock.