Penzance arrival 3rd August
Tue 4 Aug 2009 09:29
50 07.03 N 05 32.655 W
After two days on a broad reach Flamingo Lady reached Penzance at 04:20UT Monday 3 August. This was just after the Dock lock gate closed and about half an hour before the rain and drizzle arrived.
We had a excellent last day, sunny to start with cloud building over the day. At about 20:15 we got sight of the Bishops Rock Light then the Scilly's and St Mary's light.
We had during the day worked north of the TSS (traffic separation schema so the shipping was not to much of a problem until we were past the Scillys and crossing south of the Lands End TSS. Then we were in familiar territory for Simon his home racing ground, and a fast reach into Mounts Bay in the dark looking for the Harbour in Penzance that is unlit except for the entry lights.
A few hours on the waiting buoy in weather so poor no one was passing to deliver a bacon butty from the shore, then the dock opened at 14:20 and we arrived to a reception party of about 20 people to welcome us back from the Atlantic Adventure with champagne. Thanks to everyone who came to meet us, it is so nice to be greeted in this way, it makes the home coming special.
Great to be back in the UK.
Back to work for a week or so and then taking the boat back to her home port of Lymington later in the month.