Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Day 68 (12/7/13) Aberystwyth to Fishguard (41/1425nm)
Depart 1400, Arrive 2045.
Wind V F2. Sunny ‘millpond’, motored and anchored near Saddle Point.
Day 69 (13/7/13) Fishguard to Skomer to Dale (Milford Haven) (36/1461nm)
Inflated dinghy and walked around the pretty harbour of Aber Gwaun before leaving for Skomer.
Depart 1230, Arrive 1630 Skomer and 1916 Dale.
Wind V F1. Sunny ‘millpond’ sea, motored and anchored in Skomer. Walked to the RSPB station through thousands of Puffin nests.
Motored to Dale (9nm) picked up a buoy and had dinner in the nearby Griffin Inn.
Day 70 (14/7/13) Dale to Nayland to Dale (23/1484nm)
Depart 1045, Arrive 1215 Nayland and 1500 Dale.
Wind W F2/4 motored to Nayland for fuel and water then sailed to Dale. Dinner in the Griffin Inn with Neil’s friend Gareth. Neil leaves today.
Day 71 (15/7/13) Dale to Padstow (72/1556nm)
Depart 0730, Arrive 2130.
Wind NW F1 to F4. 50m Fog for first 4 hours motored under radar. Sailed last 4 hours. Joined by six Dolphins for about ten minutes.