Finally, the wind started to abate on Friday and although it was still quite blustery I headed down river to anchor at St Mawes, if that was too exposed plan B was to move to Penarrow Point. At one point I thought plan B might have to be taken as the wind turned out to be westerly rather than the north westerly as it was in the Truro River but things turned out Ok
|The King Harry ferry started to move as I approached and with the |
strong following wind, I had to do a 360-degree turn to stay clear.
|A Wightlink ferry in bound to Falmouth, presumably for maintenance.|
That may have been an interesting passage in rough weather,
especially off Portland.
|Threatening sky over St Mawes on Friday evening.|
|Sancerre on Saturday morning as I came back from shopping.|
Saturday dawned with no wind and clear skies and contrary to the previous days forecast turned into a lovely day, the latest forecasts (Saturday) is also better for Monday through Wednesday although winds are likely to be contrary. I suspect Polkerris may be too exposed on Sunday and Monday so I may stay here on Sunday night and move direct to Fowey on Tuesday for fuel, water and some shelter if it does blow overnight. Longer term plans are even more up in the air with the possibility of north easterly winds which puts a hoped for excursion to the Channel Islands into doubt.
8 miles in an hour and a half.
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