Final Preperations in Falmouth

Mon 12 Sep 2005 19:11
So after a long few days getting ready to leave, the car was packed stuffed full of all the cruising toys, including the big anchor and 100 metres of chain. The poor car could only just take the weight but we got back to Lazy Dawn in Plymouth's Mayflower Marina and after some serious heaving of boxes and chains the boat was back to cruising mode and ready to go...
We had a couple of fantastic day sails, first to Fowey  in great sunshine with an over night stop with dinner in Sams Bistro. Very good indeed especially for us as it was the first place we sailed to together. But this time it was on our own boat and we tested the new rubber tender and outboard motor. All worked well except my skills to get out of the tender after a fill of good food and beer!!
The next day we had a great sail to Falmouth with F6 from the East. We flew there at over 9 knots at times, not bad for a couple of cruisers!!!
The next few days were moving cars back home and getting the boat ready for the Biscay crossing and final farewells to friend and family. We had a great time and were really looked after well by all. We picked up Leon our third crew member on the final trip down in the hire car on Tuesday night, the plan to leave on Wednesday if the weather was right to ensure Leon could get back to work by the following Tuesday!!
Chris's Mum Dad Sister Liz, Wynn and niece Bethan
Jo and cousin Simon
The Biscay Crew Jo, Leon & Chris
The Biscay awaits....