Today we day-sailed from Falmouth to Plymouth. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days in Falmouth and got everything done there we needed. We could easily have stayed for a week but we need to move east to access better rail transport.
The weather today was about as good as we're likely to get for the next week. It was partly sunny with occasional showers. There was a perfect westerly wind of 15-20 knots. We departed at 1000 and arrived at 1900. The route was 38nm, we logged 50nm and covered 46nm over the ground.
|Zen Again Track|
|Zen Again Speed|
Along the way we were visited by groups of dolphins several times. They were quite playful and it's always fun to have their company.
The entrance to Plymouth is straightforward but a little interesting. It has a long breakwater running W-E across the outer harbour - isolated from the shore. The breakwater is barely above water at high tide. Once inside the breakwater there are numerous marina options for yachts. We are anchoring so decided to stay overnight at Barn Pool which is a short distance up the Tamar River. We motored around Drake's Island to enter the Tamar.
|At anchor in Barn Pool on the Tamar River|
Tomorrow we expect to go further up the river, close to the Tamar Bridge. We understand it is quiet and the anchoring is free as it is here.