10 July 2018 – A quiet day on the Fal

Start position
Mylor
Start time
11:50
Start engine hours
804.3
Towards
ETA
11:53
Distance travelled
4
Finish position
River pontoon
Finish time
12:47
Finish engine hours
805.1
Skipper
Richard
Crew
Louise
Weather
  • E 4-4
  • Sunshine
Tide
  • HW Falmouth 15:30, 4.7m
  • LW Falmouth 22:20, 1.1m
New faults
Np->Sp %
We’re back aboard after a long, hot, train journey yesterday. There’s a substantial rally of Swallow boats around us and the conditions are not good for going far. There’s up to 20kts of wind blowing us straight onto the pontoon, with an unattended yacht rafted to us. Not comfortable. Others have advised avoiding the outside of the Mylor visitors pontoon in these conditions. It’s now clear why. The harbour staff helpfully move our neighbour alongside two RIBs behind us and we extract ourselves easily enough.
We head up river under staysail alone, then it’s back to engine as we get into shelter. We’re definitely moving more easily than previously, so it looks like the scrub was needed. We moor on the visitors pontoon above the King Harry Ferry and enjoy a quiet afternoon and evening.
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