Saturday 15 July 2023

Over the channel, Thursday 13th

A steady westerly gave us a great reach north from Camaret, through the Chenal du Four and on over the channel to Cornwall.  19 hours for 118 miles. We needed to keep a minimum speed of 6 knots to make it across before the imminent southerly gale, and with the help of the engine, we did.

Dolphins playing at the bow in the red and green of the navigation lights welcomed us past the Lizard and on into the Helford. We crept up river in the dark and anchored off Tremayne Quay.

This morning it's doing what it said. Blowing old boots and wet, but we are snug and very sheltered.

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