Thursday, July 22, 2021

2021 Summer Cruise, Day 4.

Off at 06:45, again to catch the west going tide.

Achilles 9 metre "Sancerre" off Prawl Point
Approaching Prawle Point at 05:30
Dolphins almost always bring a smile, but not this time off of Bolt
Tail just west of Salcombe
Achilles 9 metre "Sancerre" in Bigbury Bay
Slow progress across Bigbury Bay, and yes the inner end of the pole
should be lower to make it horizontal for maximum effective length.
Another topsail schooner, I have lost count of how many I
have seen this year. this one is Anny of Charlestown, Danish
built in 1930, 63 ft on deck and 89 ft spared length.
Achilles 9 metre "Sancerre" entering Fowey
Entering Fowey for fuel, I had hoped to do a bit of shopping and
refill the water tank but someone beat me to the short stay pontoon
so I'll have to make do with the Co-op in St Mawes.
Fowey was very hot, would soon be full and you have to pay, so I moved a few miles to anchor off of Polkeris just west of Fowey, it is very good anchorage in settled conditions with an offshore wind and there is room for dozens of boats. Only 7 or 8 were there overnight whilst Fowey only had 8 or 9 spaces when I left at 14:30 with many boats heading that way, so they would have been rafting up on the buoys. 

There are several small beaches hidden along the coast by the anchorage, one of which I rowed into for a swim, it was COLD! but refreshing after the heat of the day.
Achilles 9 metre "Sancerre" at Polkeris
Polkeris anchorage.
Achilles 9 metre "Sancerre" at Polkeris
Polkeris anchorage approaching low tide.
Achilles 9 metres "Sancerre" at Polkeris
Looking NW towards Parr Sands and the sunset at 21:15.
Achilles 9 metres "Sancerre" at Polkeris
Looking south at 21:15, a very peaceful night.
48 miles in 9.5 hours with a fair bit of very slow sailing helped by 1 - 2 knots of tide.

Slide show of all my pictures from Hallsand to Polkeris, page through by clicking the arrows or click in the centre of the pic to view from Flickr in a new window or full screen:

2021 July Hallsand - Polkerris

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