Category: England

Lundy Island

Our first encounter with fog, thick fog, frightening fog.  We had sailed north from Padstow and anchored for the night on the west of the island.  Slept well and arose to a calm sea and got organised to sail on (we had no intentions… Continue Reading “Lundy Island”

Padstow – May Day!

We were also fortunate enough to be in Padstow for May Day. To be in the very centre of this event in the harbour was a truly magical experience, the celebrations are all around the harbour and the festivities started days before and went… Continue Reading “Padstow – May Day!”

Padstow – Red Roo’s Home Port

And here we are Padstow Red Roo’s registered home port – a milestone!!!  The boat has never been here (until now) being built and brought in France however when purchased it had to be re-registered and with Phil having dual passports (UK and Australian)… Continue Reading “Padstow – Red Roo’s Home Port”

St Ives

The fish are getting bigger (just) but still not big enough to keep, but encouraging none the less.  Passed around lands end (the most south west part of England) to anchor in the bay of St Ives for the night.  Didn’t go to shore… Continue Reading “St Ives”

Newlyn & St Michaels Mount

First night back in a marina since arriving in the UK, that’s 30 days not connected to land therefore generating our own power (wind and solar), using our own water supplies etc both impressed that we still had the power bank at 74% when… Continue Reading “Newlyn & St Michaels Mount”


World famous shipping trading harbour with many ships back in the day of sailing ship trade told to sail to Falmouth and await orders.  A great sail on a clear calm bright day.  A slow motor into the bay for the final leg amongst… Continue Reading “Falmouth”


35 miles from West of Salcombe is the wee little village of Fowey.  We arrived right on dusk, having not left Salcombe until lunch time to take the tide rather than fight it.  However, we still had a particularly rough couple of miles out… Continue Reading “Fowey”


A nice short hop of around 20 nautical miles brought us to the holiday haven of Salcombe (thanks for the recomendadtion Roger). Hills filled with holiday homes lead down to some lovely sandy beaches and a river dotted with yachts on mooring buoys.  Very… Continue Reading “Salcombe”

Dartmouth – England

Our first English Channel Crossing !!  Very exciting and a little bit of a disappointment when after 12 hours when land should have been in sight all we had was haze and mist meaning we couldn’t see land until 1 mile off….Welcome to England!! A… Continue Reading “Dartmouth – England”