On the first day of our July holiday we headed over to the Yealm from Saltash. The weather wasn’t great; grey skies, poor viability and intermittent rain. Our plan was to get over to the Yealm as soon as possible so we could get settled in there for a few days whilst the weather improved.
We’ve been to the Yealm many times before, check out our child friendly sailing in the River Yealm post.
This time we had the kiddies Grandparents coming to stay with us for one night so we decided to moor on the pontoon in the Yealm. We normally just pick up a swinging mooring but we thought this would make it easier for everyone to get on and off the boat, especially as our guests weren’t ‘boaters’.
The first night it was fairly quiet but the second, when we had our guests, it was a lot busier. We ended up rafting 3 deep on the pontoon.
As it turns out mooring on the pontoon had other advantages too, mainly that the kiddies could crab off the side when the tide was out.
We had lunch at The Dolphin in Newton Ferrers, I had a very tasty crab sandwich! We then had supper at the The Ship Inn in Noss Mayo.
When the weather improved our plan was to head to Fowey. Check back soon to see if we made it.