Back in the cold!

Talulah's Web Diary
Paul & Anette Morris
Tue 1 Jul 2008 15:42
Position "50:21.029N 003:34.246W"

Dartmouth, 24th June 2008

We sailed from the Scillies straight to Dartmouth ahead of a gale which saw
us doing 8 to 10 knots with the wind on the port quarter. We had to keep a
careful watch as there were many more ships in that one night than we had
seen on the whole of the trip from the Caribbean.

We arrived in the Dart River at 0400, found a place to berth alongside,
tidied up the boat and then hit the sack for a few hours. We were woken up
early by the Harbour Master knocking on the hull, who informed us that we
could not stay berthed where we were, and we would have to move. "Welcome
back to UK" I thought. But, moving to another berth is not easy, as the
Dart seems chock full of yachts - no catamarans oddly enough, but we found
out why... Some boats of just 40 feet in length were paying up to 10,000
UK Pounds per season for a berth. With a surcharge of 50% for catamarans,
it's not surprising there aren't any 'cat's'!!!

It was cold, raining and blowing hard. Not the best homecoming. Anyway,
we found a berth upstream alongside at Noss Marina. Unfortunately it's a
sales berth as we've now put Talulah up for sale. It's quite heart
breaking really as we've enjoyed every moment on board her in the last 4
years - even during the gales and 'black' moments we felt that she was
looking after us. She was certainly a boat fit for purpose, and we'll miss
her terribly.

But.......there'll be more adventures soon - we're sure of it....!