Thursday, 16 May 2013

Falmouth

D off St Anthony Head, Falmouth Harbour
The photo shows D, now largely recovered, off St Anthony Head at the entrance to Falmouth harbour. We had a fairly calm journey from Plymouth and motored most of the way. Most of the gaffers seem to have moved on, but Furstin is still here having had a boisterous trip yesterday and is doing some rigging repairs.

We should be joined this evening by extra crew for the next leg. Our friend Dave Patuck has many useful skills. He is an antarctic explorer, a trained meteorologist, an enthusiastic small boat sailor, a GP and a father of six daughters. He is therefore equipped to handle almost any conceivable problem.

We hope tomorrow will find us ready to venture further west and beyond. All depends on the (not very dependable) weather.