Friday, 19 July 2013

Day 72 to 74  (16 to18/7/13)  Padstow Harbour
Sunny, very hot with little wind.
Known locally as Padstein owing to the fourteen food, shop and hotel establishments owned by TV chef Rick Stein.  Dinner at his Petrock Bistro of Pea and Lettuce soup followed by Hake was superb. Hired a car to see Jonathan and Harry (son and grandson) compete in the Merlin Rocket Championship in Salcombe.  Stayed in a dog friendly hotel near Salcombe.  At breakfast I was surrounded by a room full of dogs and their owners – being on my own and without a dog I felt at a distinct disadvantage.  Later met with Mike (brother in law) and Kips (wife), their children and grand children for an excellent second breakfast at their magnificent holiday let overlooking Salcombe. Roger Tutt joins tomorrow for a few days sailing.  We will leave Padstow at high water 1500 tomorrow and anchor in St Ives Bay around 2000 for an 0530 start to the Scilly Isles on Saturday.  The wind is expected to be E 20kts on Saturday.

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