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Blonde Moment - log day 1

Before the start........

Finally we escaped from Hamble on Tuesday 7th June heading for Plymouth!
With a west going tide from 5am, it was an early start. The crew thought we were aiming for Portland - a short first leg, however, with a forecast of westerly winds increasing on wednesday, the skipper decided to head for the west side of Lyme Bay. We anchored in a quiet spot in Torquay Bay at 2100 - grey, damp and poor visibility couldn't detract from the peace and quiet.

Wednesday we caught the last of the west going tide with a lively hop round the cornerr into Salcombe. Fish and chip supper was the order of the day but harder to find as restaurants were either fully booked or closed due to lack of staff.

The last leg to Plymouth had fair winds and pleasant weather but having berthed at Mayflower marina, the heavens opened and it rained until next morning, when preparations began in earnest.

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