Papillon: Fowey to Plymouth

Having spent three relaxing days in Fowey, wandering about the town, reading onboard, enjoying the beer and meals at The Ship Inn.

There were few boats on the pontoons and as sailors the world over we all met up, had coffee and a chat. I was delighted to see a French boat over with all the shenanigans about Brexit.

When it was time to head back we slipped our lines and poked the bow out of the river, conditions were still bouncy, and headed east under a single reef. Visibility was less than a mile.

The French boat that was on the second pontoon also departed heading for Plymouth.

As we arrived at Sutton Lock the lock keeper called out and asked if Andrew would ring then Coastguard at Falmouth as they wanted to check we were OK. It turns out that the French skipper had lost sight of us and we had disappeared from his AIS, hence he reported this to the Coastguard. They were able to confirm that they could see us on AIS doing 7 knots heading east.

All in all a cracking few days.

All times are UTC.

The Numbers:

Underway Distance
Day: 4h 15m 27.75 6.5 9.00 0h 0m
Trip: 10d 23h 59m 9,999 0 0 0

Crew: Andrew Pascoe (Skipper) Morag Thomson Findlay and Sandy Garrity

Sunrise: 0542 hrs Sunset: 1931 hrs

Weather: The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 00:15 (UTC+1) on Thu 8 Sep 2022 for the period 01:00 (UTC+1) on Thu 8 Sep 2022 to 01:00 (UTC+1) on Fri 9 Sep 2022.

Portland, Plymouth

Southwest 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

© Met Office Synoptic Chart 08/09/2022

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