Category: Passages

Scillies to Camaret 22/23 July

frankly another long boring passage: 130nm totally on motor 🙁

We amused ourselves by watching passing ships on the radar and AIS and sometimes we just watched them on the radar…..

Sailing by moonlight is always a pleasure and this pic was taken by Andrew off Ushant ( Isle de Ouessent)

moonlight off Ushant

in fact we had to reduce speed a bit to ensure we arrived at the entrance to Chenal de la Helle in time for the favourable stream.

Things got a bit trickier after that as described in this post

The start of the route was interesting – the quirk in the lower part of the route was courtesy of a visit to the Turks Head pub on St Agnes for lunch. Worth a visit.tresco-camaret start

Rest of the passage. Shows tidal effect as we crossed.

tresco-camaret route



Lawrenny to Tresco 19th/20th July

There’s not much to say about the passage from Lawrenny to Tresco in the Scillies. Quite often it can be a awful lumpy ride but this time we motored half and had a splendid sail for the remainder.

The wind forecast showed 25kn for the evening of arrival so we decided to seek a mooring in Tresco and were rewarded by a) the very last space and b) nearest the pub.

The passage is some 120nm and you can generally guarantee to be visited by dolphins. In this part of the world they seem friendlier than other parts and will sometime stay for an hour or more playing around the boat.

Andrew got a great photo that encapsulates fine weather and dolphins in a single shot.

Dolphin off the bow

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