|Sunny but cold conditions as we sailed from Dartmouth to the Yealm|
After a lovely, fast sail in 16-20 knots of northerly wind (making it bitingly cold but delivering a very smooth sea) we moored up in a deserted River Yealm, had a quick lunch then went on an energetic hike over the hill to the South West Coast Path for a circuit back to the boat in the fading light. A restorative beer or two was needed in the pub before we returned to Maunie for a fish pie supper.
|Looking east towards the Mew Stone, with Rame Head in the distance. The entrance to Plymouth Sound is to the right|
|The tranquil River Yealm at dusk. The heating system on Maunie earned its keep in the evenings and early mornings.|
|The yellow 'sculpture' was supposed to be Easter Island!|
The return sail on Sunday started fairly gently but we had a bouncy time in the Start Point tidal race, with wind against tide. Maunie took it in her stride and Ana helmed us expertly through the waves.
|Approaching the tidal race in calm conditions, but we could see the breaking waves ahead of us|
|Maunie punches her way through the waves|
A fun weekend with great company and it was good to have made the best of some pretty changeable weather.