26th July – Dartmouth

  • Start position – Dartmouth
  • Start time –
  • Start engine hrs –
  • Towards –
  • ETA –
  • Finish position –  Dartmouth
  • Finish time –
  • Finish engine hrs –
  • Distance travelled –
  • Skipper – Richard
  • Crew – Louise
  • Weather – SW5-7, rain
  • Tide –
  • New faults –

It’s a wet and windy morning, so we’re staying where we are. ‘Moon River’ appears having made an early start from Brixham to beat the weather. Barbara joins us for breakfast, before going to look for a walk-ashore pontoon off the Dartmouth Yacht Club. We head ashore to make use of their facilities too.

Against our expectations we hear that the OGA South b’Sou’West fleet are on the move. At 16:15 ‘Betty II’ appears, followed by ‘Hester’. Over the next hour ‘Gwenili’. ‘Alice Pellow’, ‘Carlotta’, ‘Step Back in Time’ and the Folkboat ‘Swift’ all arrive and raft up with us mid-river. Ben soon has a pontoon party underway and shanty singing follows.

The forecast for tomorrow suggests that we won’t be going far, so the consensus is to head up river to Dittisham.

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