Sunday, May 5, 2024

2024 May 2nd Day 34. Back to Newlyn.

It was still looking good for a Friday departure to Milford so I left St Mawes at 07:30 with zero wind, 10 minutes later there was a fresh northwesterly so up went the sails and I made good progress until past Coverack when the wind went light and I switched on the engine to get past the Lizard overfalls close in at slack water. The wind then filled in again but right on the nose and with a foul tide, even a day before neaps it would have taken a very long time to get to Newlyn so I continued under engine arriving at 14:30 to anchor off, now tenable with the offshore wind despite some left over waves from the SE wind that quickly dies away.

As I posted on Facebook: Lots of boats turning up at Newlyn after all the bad weather. I suspect the pontoons are full (there is reduced availability as there are still fishing boats from mousehole in). It could be quite busy at 03:30 / 04:00 tomorrow with boats heading west and north.

I was right, it was busy, I subsequently found that next morning 3 boats wanted to leave and were ready at 04:00 but boats were so crammed in that it took quite a awhile to extricate themselves having to move boats out of the way - which probably did not please the occupants.

For the 2nd evening on the trot I was able to sit out, this time for quite
 a while, one could get used to this πŸ˜€ Looking towards Penzance.
This large yacht went into the harbour but then came out to anchor
Probably not wanting to raft on a fishing boat or lie against a wall.
A good move as next morning we were the only ones to get away easily.
Another close in passage - only do this in very benign conditions
There is no “inshore route”
Caught rounding the Lizard in a very long range shot posted
To, copyright as shown.

32 miles in 7 hours.

Click here for Milford Haven.

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