Faro to Falmouth – Day 11

Thursday 18th August 2022

0000 hrs

Lat: 48° 27.0'N Long: 005° 05.99'W

A very peaceful night in this lovely anchorage. I must return one day.


Dropped the mooring buoy and started on the last hop to Falmouth. Looking distances we had about a hundred miles to run and it felt like just a short hop over La Manche to Cornwall

0900 hrs

Lat: 48° 32.39'N Long: 005° 06.95'W

We had come out into a lumpy chop, but the sun was shining and the coastline, including several spectacular lighthouses was stunning.

1000 hrs

Lat: 48° 37.75'N Long: 005° 03.10'W

The French Coastguard and several fishing vessels out searching for a MOB from a fishing vessel last night. Another reminder that the sea needs to be respected.

Several dolphins, gannets and shearwaters spotted.

All times are UTC.


Underway Distance Avg
Day: 24h 00m 82.10 5.75 7.00 5h 17m
Trip: 5d 08h 30m 911.80 6.29 7.00

Crew: Dan Judges (Skipper), Stuart Corbett, Sandy Garrity

Sunrise: 0515 hrs Sunset: 1935 hrs

Weather: Forecast valid from: 19:00 (UTC+1) on Thu 18 Aug 2022 until 19:00 (UTC+1) on Fri 19 Aug 2022

Portland, Plymouth

West or southwest, veering northwest, 3 to 5. Smooth or slight at first in Portland, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west Plymouth. Thundery showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

© Met Office Synoptic Chart 18/08/2024

© Met Office Synoptic Chart 18/08/2022

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