Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my dinghy cruising blog about my John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. Built over three years, Arwen was launched in August 2007. She is a standing lug yawl 14' 6" in length. This blog records our dinghy cruising voyages together around the coastal waters of SW England.
Arwen has an associated YouTube channel so visit to find our most recent cruises and click subscribe.
On this blog you will find posts about dinghy cruising locations, accounts of our voyages, maintenance tips and 'How to's' ranging from rigging standing lug sails and building galley boxes to using 'anchor buddies' and creating 'pilotage notes'. I hope you find something that inspires you to get out on the water in your boat. Drop us a comment and happy sailing.
Steve and Arwen

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Steve's back

Steve's back with Spartina. He'll update his blog in next few days at

be sure not to miss his comments, observations or stunning photos....talking of which here is one which Steve took on his trip....I guess it was getting a tad windy then!

Steve, hope you don't mind me pinching one of  your photos and using it to make link to your site



Steve said...

thanks for the mention, pinch all the photos you want. I'll start the log in a couple of days.
Do you have time/weather for another trip this year?

steve said...

hey steve - glad y ou had a good trip

not sure - weather has suddenly turned very cold in UK - almost frsot conditions this weekend which is far earlier than normal; we normally get an indian summer around now but its not looking like that...our summer came very early this year - april/may time

i'm hoping to get another couple of smaller trips in - one up the tamar and lynher; another possibly up the dart - but i have to check out launch sites for that one. despite it being one of our most famous rivers and one with our royal navy training college on it - there aren't as many accessible ramps as one might think....hey ho!
anyway looking forward to the blog updates.....and all being well - I'll be able to blog a couple more tyrips over teh next few weeks

steve welsh guy in plymouth UK