1st Boat Trip of the Season to Calstock in Cornwall

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”

10 Things to Do in Fowey 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 in 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”

Planning a Sailing Trip to the Isles of Scilly

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.

Planning a sailing trip to the Isles of Scilly

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”

A Social Sailing Weekend

Social Sailing Weekend

August Bank Holiday

For the August bank holiday weekend Phil took the Friday off as well as the Monday so that we’d have an extra long weekend with the intention of sailing down to Fowey, however as always the weather wasn’t in our favour, both in terms of the wind direction and the rain, so we decided on a shorter journey over to the Yealm. Continue reading “A Social Sailing Weekend”

Sailing from Fowey to Saltash

Sailing Fowey to Saltash

On the last day of our week long Summer sailing holiday we sailed from Fowey back to Saltash. Well… I say sailed we mainly motored as there was hardly any wind. Had it of just been Phil and I on board we probably would of perceived with the sails up but we were aware that is was going to be a fairly long passage even under motor and it wouldn’t of been fair on the kiddies to make it take even longer. Continue reading “Sailing from Fowey to Saltash”