Well, since we last posted on this blog we have made it to Falmouth. We had a great trip over from the Isles of Scilly, with a lovely wind and we made all 63 miles in 12 hours. We arrived in Falmouth at 7pm and managing to raft up next to another Moody in the Visitor’s Yacht Haven. Andy’s sister, Sally, has joined us for the next leg of the trip and we have had a nice couple of days in Falmouth. Falmouth is by far the busiest port we have been in yet, with a naval dockyard and hundreds of boats of all shapes and sizes spread across the estuary, A friend of our’s , Paul, came all the way over from London to see us (and to visit his mum who lives in Falmouth) and was very helpful in taking us to a big supermarket to do a big shop. He also brought us a Cornish courtesy flag to fly on the boat. Many, many thanks Paul. We followed the shopping trip with an amazing Cornish cream tea provided by Paul’s 90 year old mum and 80 year old aunt 🙂
We have stocked up with a week’s worth of food in preparation for a long trip across to the north of Spain. It will be the longest trip we have yet done and we are very glad to have another experienced hand to help.
After so many weeks of lovely weather, it is raining today and we are taking shelter in the local cafe. Planning to go the Maritime museum this afternoon. We hope to set off tomorrow morning for the trip across the Channel and hope to make it all the way to Northern Spain but may need to stop in West Brittany if the weather turns against us. At the moment, Wednesday looks a bit dodgy and we will make a final decision later today or tomorrow.
With our friend Paul on Vaila
The Biscay Team.