Sunday in Falmouth

Paul Huntley
Sun 21 Jun 2009 16:21

21st June 2009. Falmouth.

After our arrival in Falmouth on Friday the crew cleaned the boat after our voyage from Horta thanks for that, lads. They went ashore to make travel arrangements for their onward journeys, Drew by bus and train to Scotch Corner where his dad was to pick him up, hope you had a good journey and made all the connections Drew. Lucien planned to catch a train to Plymouth and then a boat to Rosscof and a TGV to Paris, but he changed his mind and went direct to London and caught the 17:30 Eurostar to Paris, a 21 hour journey, but he has arrived safely.

David arrived on Saturday afternoon to crew Libertad with Guy and myself to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, Guys sister, Jackie and brother in law ,Steve live in Plymouth and came to visit in the afternoon,

We decided to eat in the marina restaurant again and had a splendid meal. Returning to the boat for coffee and a night cap. We are gradually getting used to not being bounced around in our bunks and had some restful sleep.

Sunday dawned bright and sunny and we had a few jobs that were outstanding, I had to clean and store the water maker, this involves a chemical treatment and a flush of fresh water before filling with biocide. The decks had taken a bashing since Tortola and some caulking needed replacing.

The mobiles were busy with Fathers day wishes from all the children (now grown up).

Having missed breakfast we decided to stroll in to town and find a pub lunch to celebrate, The Star and Garter seemed a good choice with a selection of roasts at a good price and very good it was.

After lunch we continued in to town stopping only at the bakers to purchase some cakes for pudding these we had on the quay whilst waiting for the Flushing ferry to follow a path to Penryn, a walk I had done with Jake when waiting to cross the channel on our outbound passage.

We found a cafe for a refreshing cup of tea in Penryn overlooking the old harbour with many fishing boat restorations underway. Returning to Libertad at 17:00 to collect the weather forecast for tomorrow and our planned sail to Dartmouth. We will be passing Fowey, Plymouth, and the Eddystone light clearing Salcombe, Bolt Head, Prawl and Start point to enter the Dart estuary on the last of the flood tide.

Well an early night and an early start 05:00 will see on our way to sea leaving St Anthony Head to port and laying a course to the east.

Best wishes Paul, Guy and Dave your Libertad crew.