Monday, 6 May 2013

Torquay to Plymouth in the fog

The forecast this morning was for fog patches, but the visibility at Torquay wasn't too bad, so off we went. We had fairly thick fog for the first 3 hours or so, then it got evaporated by bright sunlight and we had a good light wind sail past the unspoilt south Devon coast.

We got inside Plymouth breakwater and suddenly ran into a very dense fog. Its very odd to know that close around you on all sides is land, boats, buoys and exposed rocks and to be able to see none of them.

However with a bit of trial and error we eventually found ourselves where we were supposed to be and tied up at the welcoming Mayflower marina. There are a couple of Old Gaffers here already and we expect the fleet coming up from the Hamble in the next day or so.