Saturday, 3 August 2013
Day 87 (31/7/13) Fowey to Salcombe (41/1764nm)
Depart 1030, Arrive 1700.
Wind SW F4. Cloud and mist. Sailed at 6kts for most of leg.
Moored on visitor’s pontoon some distance from the town.
Day 88 (1/8/13) Salcombe to Kingswear (Dartmouth) (18/1782nm)
Depart 1200, Arrive 1600.
Wind SW F2/3. Sunny and warm with fog patches. Motorsailed.
Sailed close inshore to see the beautiful beaches of Lannacombe, Beesands and Torcross. The 3800 tonne square-rigger barque Sea Cloud 2 moored in Dartmouth Harbour during the evening. She carries 96 passengers and was built for her German owners in 1999. She left the following morning.
Day 89 (2/7/13) Kingswear (Darthaven Marina)
Took a ride on the Dart Valley Steam Railway to Churston to see the Torbay Steam Fair. Arrived to see a beautifully restored 1909 Stanley steam powered car driving fast around the ring - apparently it can reach 45mph on the flat, not bad for 1909. Perhaps one of the most bizarre sights at the show was Willem Kelder’s enormous 9m x 3m 118 key fairground organ ‘Victory’ playing at full volume, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven – quite stunning. Superb Irish folk group ‘Black Velvet’ performed in the well stocked real ale marquee. In the evening I took the ferry to Dartmouth for a walk and provisions from the Co-op. Tomorrow afternoon off to Brixham in the sun.