Strong easterly winds set in over the weekend and are likely to be around until Thursday, then some models are showing a strong possibly of gale force southerly winds arriving on Sunday or Monday. It looks as if I will make a dash to the mainland on Friday, probably in fairly rough seas, so that if there is no berth available at Newlyn I'll have time on Saturday to get round The Lizard on Saturday to find shelter from the strong winds in the Fal.
In the mean time I will stay on the mooring in the Pool at least through Tuesday as the wind is currently force 5 -6, then if the wind has moderated I may move to an anchorage but they are somewhat limited in easterlies and most are popular so space could be a problem. Meanwhile the mooring here are getting very crowded with a mix of English and French boats, mostly quite large.
|St Mary's Pool from the north.|
|Porthloo anchorage from Porthloo.|
|The Scilloian III arriving from the mainland passing very close to |
|Sunset from the Porthloo anchorage, a men's gig crew out practicing.|
|Lady's crews doing it for real, racing from just off Tresco to|
the Harbour as St Mary's. It made me feel exhausted just to
watch. More pics in the slide show.