The team loaded the organic ale in Brixham inner harbour with Alan Collyer Exeter brewery owner lending a hand. Took 45 mins to load 3 tonnes of ale. Brixham harbour super helpful.
Crew of 6 onboard small but strong, James Stewart freelance journalist also aboard writing an article for the Sunday Times travel supplement, writing about working holidays this time sailing cargo !
Light easterly breeze we set off out of harbour then sailed into sloppy easterly seas. Could not make any way south, easterly slop too powerful so sailed into Dartmouth for the night.
Next day sailed to Plymouth for anchorage waiting for westerly wind.
Maintenance day, lots of rain ! Music instruments out and singing, lots of food.
Towed in under sail a small day fishing boat who had run out of petrol just outside the Plymouth sound breakwater. Sailed him into Mayflower marina and back out onto anchor ….. Dolphin following us in too.
up very early to catch the wind , everything up including t’gallants on anchor sailed off the anchor and out into the Channel. Course heading 200 degrees, good breakfast coffee and eggs. Happy crew.
49 58 950 N
steering 220 degrees speed 8.5 knots
wind continued to a beautiful easterly force 4 steady through the night. Watches started immediately.
15.54 UT speed 7.2 knots
049 10.318 N
005 01.092 W
Tacked at 20.54 UT.
Flat seas and SW breeze tacking up the Channel du Four. 02.54 UT
05.15 UT SW force 4 passing La Parquette breakfast beautiful day
8.06 UT bore away around Basse Vielle pilotage into Douarnenez bay.
13.15 UT anchor down in Douarnenez
Engine hours 0 hrs
Great welcome in Douarnenez thank you to TOWT for your hospitality. The tent was set up with tasting and a large crew to offload into the warehouse.
See you again next month for more .