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".

Sunday, 27 September 2015


  • Cut the grass
  • Trim the hedges
  • Collect garden waste
  • Go to dump
  • Fix kitchen draw
  • Power spray back decking
  • Clean car
  • Remove mould from bathroom grouting
  • Spray mould behind bath tap
  • Mark 50 history assessments
  • Go sailing............

I went sailing! Breezy sunny days are going to be few and far between.........can't miss golden opportunities!

And breezy it was...........a 4.8m tide with low tide at midday. Winds around 13 knots with some big gusts. The sea was a dark slate grey, occasional White horses flicking the rolling maelstrom. Wind zephyrs scuttled across the sea roughing its surface and Arwen's stern lifted and plunged as waves rolled beneath her floors.

Out in the sound plastic white boats raced around marks. The huge rumble and flapping of spinnakers being deployed, the shouts as crews tacked and changed sides to counterweight the force of wind and waves. These greyhounds of the sea tipped sideways flashing their bottoms, each jockeying for position. Meanwhile Arwen, hurriedly and untidily reefed under some duress, ploughed her way up and down the sound. More practice needed reefing Arwen but at least I got to sit out on her side decks too!


robert.ditterich said...

Hi Steve,
the video is coming up as 'private' on my screen. Thought it might be a setting at your end?

Jeremy said...

it said video is private. Sounds like a great day!

Joel Bergen said...

Youtube says your latest video is Private :(

Simeon said...

Private video???

James howgego said...

Video is private ???

Anonymous said...

Can't see the video. :(

steve said...

Sorry guys some problem with my iPad and YouTube channel
Trying to get it fixed