Katrina's travels

05 September 2019 | Dartmouth
24 July 2019
20 June 2019 | Falmouth
09 April 2019 | Darthaven
26 September 2018 | Brixham
18 September 2018 | Plymouth
25 August 2018 | Falmouth
19 August 2018 | Plymouth
15 June 2018 | St Peter Port Guernsey
27 May 2018 | Brixham
04 September 2017 | Dartmouth
26 August 2017 | Falmouth
18 August 2017 | Milford Haven
11 August 2017 | Dun Laoghaire
03 August 2017 | Bangor Northern Ireland
26 July 2017 | Ballycastle
21 July 2017 | Muck
16 July 2017 | Tobermory
13 July 2017 | Kilchoan

Pinged by the Navy

05 September 2019 | Dartmouth
Michael Pleass
My furling mainsail problem has been sorted and will get a full service when the standing rigging is replaced in the winter.
We have had a few day trips then an “escape regatta” trip.
Phil and Jas came to stay in Dartmouth and we headed out for a day sail. We dropped the anchor near Blackpool Sands and, trying to ignore the nudists on the nearby beach, had a relaxing lunch on board in the sunshine. Deb & Steve were next on board for a short trip out into Start Bay but cut short as there was a very sloppy and uncomfortable sea. Charlotte & Ash also visited. We motored up to Babbacombe and dropped the anchor for lunch and for Ash to brave the cold water for a swim. The wind picked up and we had a lovely sail, Charlotte and Ash doing well on the helm. The wind was, of course, on the nose so we motor-sailed part of the way back to Dartmouth after a lovely day out.
M&N decided to give Dartmouth Regatta a miss. We headed out to Salcombe and moored on the visitor’s pontoon in the Bag after a windy sail in big seas. Next day we left Salcombe with big waves over the Bar and entrance and had a really nice sail across Bigbury Bay to Plymouth Yacht Haven in Mountbatten. We stayed there a couple of nights while strong winds and some rain went through. M&N used the ferry to cross to the Plymouth Barbican.
Sunday was still quite windy but forecast to calm down overnight so we headed to Cawsand and anchored. Shortly after going to bed M&N heard a very strange whirring and clicking noise coming from somewhere in the boat. They checked everything including lifting the planks to the bilges but no sign of anything amiss. The noise stopped after a while. The next morning, just starting our passage back to Salcombe, we saw the culprit for the noise. A submarine was being escorted into Devonport dockyard and M&N realised that the noise had been the submarine pinging us with their sonar!
We arrived in Salcombe and picked up a mooring buoy off the town. M&N took a water taxi to the shore and had a pleasant surprise that the mooring rates drop by 25% in September. M&N had a nice walk then a lazy evening in the cockpit enjoying the sunshine. Next day we had a lovely morning tide and following wind for an excellent and fast trip back to Dartmouth. M&N hosed and cleaned me and left me ready for our next trip.

Vessel Name: Katrina
Vessel Make/Model: Malo 36
Hailing Port: Dartmouth, UK
Crew: Mike & Nicola Pleass
About: Welcome to my blog. I am Katrina, a Malo 36 sailboat. I was born in Sweden and now live in the UK with Mike & Nicola.
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/katrinayacht
Katrina's Photos - Main
West Country and Scillies 2019
16 Photos
Created 2 August 2019
2017 Western Scotland then return to Dartmouth via Ireland, Wales and the West Country
52 Photos
Created 8 September 2017
Rum, Ardnamurchan, Tobermory, Staffa ansd Fingal's cave
27 Photos
Created 19 August 2016
Inverness to Orkney then round Cape Wrath down to Mallaig
35 Photos
Created 15 August 2016
Caledonian Canal July 2016 with Jon and Linda
33 Photos
Created 31 July 2016
29 Photos
Created 7 June 2016
Relaunch after wintering in Ardrossan and season start in the Firth of Clyde
17 Photos
Created 7 June 2016
Some photos from South West Scotland and the Firth of Clyde area
29 Photos
Created 30 August 2015
Some photos from Northern Ireland
27 Photos
Created 23 July 2015
A few photos from Ireland
17 Photos
Created 18 July 2015
A few photos from South Wales
8 Photos
Created 28 June 2015
A few photos to remind us of our West Country travels.
24 Photos
Created 29 May 2015
General photos of Katrina
5 Photos
Created 25 March 2015


Who: Mike & Nicola Pleass
Port: Dartmouth, UK