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.
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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

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

sailing plans

........... have been amended.

With winds directly out of the north, sailing the Kingsbridge estuary is a pointless exercise so tomorrow is a sail around Plymouth Sound day. The intention is to sail from QAB over to Cawsand, stop off on the beach for a bacon sarnie and then sail up to Barn Pool and stop off the beach for a quick cuppa and then a return to QAB. A possible diversion might be up the Plym but that depends on what mood I am in.

Looking forward to the first sail of 2019. It will be chilly but fun

HT around 0730 5.05m  LT around 1350 1.2m
winds force 4 decreasing to less than force 3 around 8 kts gusting to 12kts. Sea state slight, visibility good. 

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