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This week was the first of the Summer Holidays. We planned to spend the whole week on the boat but unfortunately, the weather didn’t allow it.
On Monday the wind was pretty strong which isn’t very comfortable for the kiddies and dog on the boat. She rolls a lot which isn’t fun. We decided to drive to Polperro instead. Continue reading “Polperro in Cornwall”
This May half term we spent a week on the boat cruising around Devon & Cornwall. Continue reading “River Cruising in Devon & Cornwall”
Last weekend we decided to head more inland as the weather wasn’t great for coastal cruising. One of our favourite places to go is up to Calstock in Cornwall on the River Tamar. Continue reading “An Adventure in the Tamar Valley”
Last weekend we had our first weekend away on Morveren, our new boat. We decided to head up towards Calstock in Cornwall. We haven’t been able to go up there for the last two years as Oblivion, our previous boat had a deep draft and it can get very shallow up the river. Continue reading “1st Boat Trip of the Season to Calstock in Cornwall”
I think every sailor has their favourite anchorages, one on our list is definitely Fowey in Cornwall. We generally sail from the River Yealm to Fowey in one go and on average it takes us about 4 hours, although we did sail straight from Fowey to our home port once which took around 9 hours! That was far too long for the kiddies and puppy and will not be repeated! Continue reading “10 Things to Do in Fowey Cornwall”
Polruan is an ancient fishing village in South East Cornwall, looking over the Fowey river estuary. The whole village is on a steep hill, it has two pubs and one village shop. There is also a shop called the Winkle Picker down on the quay which doubles up as the post office. There is only one main road that goes through the village from the top down to the quay. During the 19th century Polruan was a major shipbuilding port. Continue reading “Polruan in Cornwall”
At first glance Fowey can seem like quite an un-child friendly place to visit, with it’s steep hills, narrow streets and adult orientated shops but on closer inspection there is actually quite a lot of things to see and do with little ones. Continue reading “Child Friendly Sailing in Fowey Cornwall”
Last weekend we launched Oblivion back into the water. It was an early start for Phil, he had to be down at the boatyard at 6am as we were scheduled to be the first boat to go back in. The launch went well with no disasters and luckily the wind had died down as it was set to be 25 knot winds. Continue reading “Oblivion: Boat is back on the Water”
We have talked about it for a few years now but it’s looking like it might actually happen this year; I’m talking about our sailing trip to the Isles of Scilly. We have been putting it off year after year because of all the logistics of getting there.
We estimate (weather permitting of course) that it will take us 4 days just to get there. That means that 8 days are taken up with just the travelling there and back which would mean Phil having to book 2 weeks off work to make it happen. This in the past has been impossible because of workload, this year however is looking hopeful. Continue reading “Planning a Sailing Trip to the Isles of Scilly”
Recently we were looking after our nephew and nieces while their parents were away celebrating their wedding anniversary. To break up the weekend we thought we try a day and night on the boat with them all to see how we got on. Continue reading “One Boat, 5 Kids and a Puppy”