A relatively late start at 06:45 in lovely weather, albeit a bit hot when the wind was light. Again, the wind had east in it so some good sailing with coloured sails.
Out of peak season I would have gone into Fowey but the valley is a sun trap, often sheltered from any wind, boats will be rafted on the closely packed buoys and the town chock full of tourists so, close to a hot hell on earth. Much better in an offshore wind is Polkerris, just around the corner past Gribben Head and east of Par Sands.
|Gribben Head with its day mark (left), the entrance to Fowey
(centre) and Polruan (right of the entrance).
|A good anchorage in the right conditions and there is space
for dozens, even 100s of boats. Overnight there was a dozen
and with a cooling breeze it was a pleasant evening albeit
with no shower or ice cream.
|No shower, so I went ashore for a swim, there are several secluded
small beaches and its easier than swimming from the boat and
having to climb back aboard.