Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Progress update

I was right. Wind made progress up river difficult
Having sailed part way around drakes island I resorted to motor through the dock and ferry area.
Having made it to mouth of Lynher, I now sit on a mooring awaiting tide to build. On the little beach directly opposite me is a heron. It is stretching out its wings to soak up the amazing site. A Cornish shrimper, sails covered away and a cockpit cover pulled taut across it rides at its buoy, its bow facing up the Lynher, as if it is ready to go. After a bite to eat I will use the mizzen to point into the wind, raise the sails and attempt to sail off this mooring.
Wish me luck....I have only ever done such a manoeuvre once before.....and that was a right pigs mess. Enough said!!!

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