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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Twins (nearly)

We had a great trip back to Dartmouth, split over two days with an overnight stop on the River Yealm. Day 1's friendly12-15 knot SSW breeze had us sailing very easily and the highlight of the passage was a pod of about 20 dolphins joining us and playing in our bow wave for two and a half hours.

Today's trip was decidedly more bouncy as the wind increased to 20 knots and the sea was a confused surfaces of breaking waves in all directions. A bit uncomfortable for the crew but Maunie took it in her stride. We returned to our mooring to meet up with friends Duncan and Elisabeth who have Quahog, another Vancouver 38P built immediately after Maunie; they are on a shake-down cruise after a lot of hard work on the boat so we organised a mooring share with them. With only 13 V38P's ever built, seeing two together is a rarity and we are looking forward to comparing notes over drinks on Maunie and supper on Quahog this evening.

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