24th June 2017 – Salcombe to Dartmouth

  • Start position – Salcombe
  • Start time – 15:00
  • Start engine hrs – 685.3
  • Towards – Dartmouth
  • ETA –  19:00
  • Finish position –   Dartmouth
  • Finish time – 18:30
  • Finish engine hrs – 686.3
  • Distance travelled –
  • Skipper – Richard
  • Crew – Louise, Jules, David
  • Weather – W3-5, mist-sun
  • Tide – HW Dartmouth 19:20 5.0m
    • np->sp 71%
  • New faults –

It’s a damp morning, but the tides mean that we can wait until mid-afternoon. Jules and David head ashore to watch the Lions v. All Blacks. L soon follows to investigate Salcombe’s shops.

We finally cast off just before 15:00. The clouds are still low, so we don’t know what to expect. To our surprise there’s a W3, sunshine and flat waters as we turn East out of Salcombe. Perfect conditions as we speed down-tide for Dartmouth. It’s just 2hrs sailing until we have to start packing up again.

We abandon ideas of the night on the Town Pontoon and head straight for a deep water pontoon, where ‘Ivy Green’ can remain for the next 2 weeks. Once there we finally get to drink the champagne that our guests brought with them. Then it’s all ashore to the Castle Hotel for supper.

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