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.

We left Fowey at about 10am.

Leaving Fowey harbour

As you can see form the photo it was an amazing day, the best we’d had the whole week, which was typical as it was our last day!

Leaving Fowey Harbour

We motored out of the harbour entrance and set our sails. We sailed for about an hour in a light breeze and then became completely becalmed. The light south westerly breeze forecast turned out to be a light easterly head wind which then became no wind. This trip turned out to be a beat all the way down to Fowey and then a beat all the way home.

Woman sailing

The kids were really well behaved and spent the journey either playing on the DS’s, colouring at the saloon table or sat in the cockpit watching where we were going.

Boy on Boat

girl on boat

Sailing with kids

Sailing with kids

The whole journey took us around 6 hours.

Sailing to Saltash

sailing cornwall

I personally really enjoyed the trip as I’m not a huge fan of waves, Phil on the other hand got bored and kept muttering under his breath something about lack of wind and not what the forecast had predicted!

sailing to saltash

Packing my Suitcase

5 thoughts on “Sailing from Fowey to Saltash

  1. The water looks gorgeous and it really looks like a perfect day to be out on the boat at sea (Even with no wind and having to use motor!) Would love to sail but just haven’t gotten around to it with everything else we are doing in all the travelling. Hoping to do some this summer in New Zealand!

    1. Hi and thank you for your comment. It was beautiful! Sailing in New Zealand would be amazing hope you manage to do some.

  2. How awesome, you took the dog too!! My dog loves water and once I took him on a short boat trip and he was so happy about it hahaha

    What an amazing activity for the kids too. I love the sea and as a kid a would have loved to go sailing 😀

    Thank you so much for joining #MondayEscapes

    1. The dog comes everywhere with us. He’s been sailing since he was tiny so guess he doesn’t know any different, bless him 🙂

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