The Lads Trip 2018 - Falmouth to Malpas

After two days in the marina and with a gale forecast to pass over us over night we took the decision to leave the comfort of the marina and head up the Fal towards Malpas where there are a couple of pontoons that are in the middle of the river.

After a lazy morning we cast off about 1500 UTC and headed down towards Black Rock and then turned to go up the Fal in a good F5 a big catamaran popped out of the Pendennis marina and very kindly led the way up the river, these boats can put a turn of speed on when they want to.

A short motor up the river found the pontoon that had been mentioned in the pilot book and we tied up, battened down the hatches and set about cooking supper.

After a windy night we woke to a beautiful morning and had another lazy day reading and relaxing.

Aphrodite at Malpas

Crew: Sandy Garrity, Alex Bowling

Distance stats Distance: 8 nm Avg Speed: 5 kts Max Speed: 7 kts

Weather: Issued 1 May 2018 04:05 UTC

Sea area: Plymouth Wind: West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later Sea State: Slight or moderate, becoming rough Weather: Occasional rain Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate

No comments:

Post a Comment