Day 9 – Channel Islands & West Country 2011

Crews have another day to explore Salcombe but will they move to Dartmouth tomorrow?

Its been a blustery changeable day in the bag. One minute there was a blue sky, the next minute squalls swept over and a grey mist descended over the fleet. Crews have spent the day dodging the rain showers, there were provision runs in town and there have been many clothing shopping bags brought back to the pontoon what with the many sales on in the high street.

At 11am the water bowser came again to top up the water tanks. It took the harbour team several fill up trips to get everyone full.

Despite a ferocious wind the MBM team visited the fuel barge with both support boats and on the return trip to the bag they had a visit from the local seal.

The crew of Kittiwake walked to South sands for lunch and according to ‘captain Bob’ there was breaking water out in the estuary mouth.

Some participants have been using the Island Saling Club showers, the club is an old mersey ferry anchored adjacent to the fleet in the bag.

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There was a briefing held on the pontoon at 6pm. Dartmouth was on the agenda for tomorrow but unfortunately the weather forecast is predicting more high winds so the fleet will remain in Salcombe for another day.

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