Salcombe to Studland Bayskip sunny 87Nm travelled
09/21/2009, Studland Bay, harvesting nature's bounty
Well, we did it! our first all night passage (on Emerald) , leaving Salcombe at about 4pm with a gentle force 3 forecast (can you tell what happens already?!) heading for Studland Bay. We left for an overnoght passage across Lyme Bay as we had too far to travel in daylight to get into the unlit anchorage with light to see (16 hours to do the trip, and with the shorter days we wouldn't have been able to leave and arrive in daylight.) Therefore we left in the evening planning to arrive in the morning.
Hope Cove to Salcombeskip sunny but strong North Easterlies
09/15/2009, Salcombe in 'the Bag' 8Nm travelled
Well, we've now arrived in Salcombe, on our slow trip East.
Yealm River to Hope Coveskip sunny,but strong NE wind
09/15/2009, Hope Cove 11Nm travelled
Reluctantly we left the Yealm, and headed once again for the open waters to the east. The wind refused to die and had swung directly on the nose (is it a karma thing?) so we decided to chug there under engine (as we needed hot water and to charge the batteries) to Hope Cove, tucked in behind the headland of Bolt Tail. This is where old commercial sailing ships would sit out Easterly weather waiting to head up the English Channel across Lyme Bay. It is nice to think we were doing the same as those old ships of yesteryear.
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