Having arrived in Falmouth in the early hours of yesterday
morning, we spent most of yesterday doing jobs on and around the boat
(laundry, provisioning, cleaning and minor repairs), the children riding their
scooters around the pontoons at Port Pendennis Marina. In the afternoon we
all had a look around a RNLI lifeboat. It was very interesting and the
children enjoyed sitting in the driver's seat.
Interestingly, our landfall in the British Isles has not necessitated
customs clearance (either here or in the Scillies) since we did it in the Azores
- an EU country.
Today we were collected by our friends Jon and Viv Taylor, previously from
Wild Alliance, who took us to their house near Newquay, where we spent a great
day with them. As ever the children got on famously and we walked across
fields which seemed strangely foreign to us - they were yellow!
Later we walked to the nearby beach. A quintessentially British
In the evening we watched the sun set over Falmouth, as we got Keoma ready
to depart, bound for Suffolk.
We are now motor sailing, having left Falmouth at 2100hrs. There is
less than 10 knots of wind.