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, 26 March 2017

Rather Breezy

A short stroll along the Slapton coast to see the semi resident humpback whale which hopefully is taking up a residency over the forthcoming spring and summer. His/her speciality is 'breaches' which do seem rather spectacular when seen from the cliffs along Hallsands.

Recently our cetacean friend made national news by getting caught in one of the lobster pots off Beesands but all is well thanks to British Divers Marine Rescue Unit and the RNLI and some local fishing boats.

Of course, with the sun shining for the first time and spring in the air, we forgot to check the forecast. I know. I know!
Say nothing!!


Bursledon Blogger said...

We're out of practice or is it just careless with the weather too, hint of sunshine and not a thought about wind strength, probably not as bad as where you were but we had a hard cycle north to windward along the Salterns trail around Chichester harbour .


Stuart said...

Still, it must beat pumping and sponging out Arwen!

steve said...

Did it beat pumping out Arwen...sort of. Although I find it sometimes tedious, it does reacquaint me with my boat during the winter months. And yup, definitely out of practice. Every year I forget everything and have to start again...sail trimming, navigation, passage planning. Ho hum!