Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Falmouth Inbound - Day 11

Hi everyone,
We are currently in position 50 00N 005 00W, saillng at 5 knots on a course of 350M.  The wind is W at 22-26 knots with a 2m sea and 1m swell.  We are sailing under triple-furled yankee only.  Low-level overcast.  Our day's run was 126nm, our DMG was 109nm and we have only 8nm to go!!!

England in sight (& traffic)

The last 24 hours have been cold, wet and miserable.  Not reallly - just chilly and damp! ;)  We've had winds of up to 30 knots but mostly 20-25 knots, from between SW and WNW.  Right now we're heading into the lee of the Cornish coast as we head N to Falmouth.

We've been kept busy zigzagging between traffic for the last 18 hours or so.  Where at sea we might hold our course and ask the ship to avoid us we're now maintaining radio silence and finding our way between them.  If you look at our track you'll probably see where we gybed several times, and each was for traffic separation.

Yesterday evening we saw the loom of the lights of the Scilly Isles and Land's End.  This morning at 0930 the Lizard emerged from behind the mist and we sighted England.  That was pretty special I have to say.  We've come a long way.

We'll post again after we arrive in Falmouth.

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