Now moored up in Pwllheli

Sun 23 Jun 2019 20:50
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Malcolm left me in Padstow, sadly but Sue joined me for a couple of days in harbour where the yacht did not lean over in a F6 breeze! But we had fun with our dog, Willow, who was shattered after walking beside hired bikes along the Camel Trail to Wadebridge and back. And Sue did not fall off, for a change.

I left Padstow on 20th , anchoring on the SE tip of Lundy island for the night after being escorted in by schools of dolphins, quite magical. Then onto Dale Bay at the entrance to Milford Haven, a 50 mile trip of motor sailing with numerous wind changes. I had an uncomfortable night there and left at 0430 to catch the right tides to pilot my way through Jack Sound east of Skomer Island and then through the Ramsay Sound. Once out of there the sun shone all day with dying wind, requiring a motor sail for hours until I reached Pwllheli, an 80 nautical mile passage lasting 16 hours. I was comforted to note that the RNLI life boat entered the marine 20 minutes before me. Someone must have told them that I was fine.
Today it had rained and rained, a forecast for the next day so I will remain hunkered down for another day before I move on to the Menai Straits.

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