South Westerly winds made for a comfortable sail around the Lizard peninsula and into Falmouth bay. We were now well into familiar territory. I used to live in St Keverne on the Lizard back in the early 90’s so it was great to sail past the Mannacles, Helford river and past Black Rock. With a Force 5 wind and clear blue skies we were escorted into Falmouth by about a dozen dolphins. I never tire of seeing them play around the bow of the boat, cutting gracefully from side to side and circling us with ease. It is one of natures great exhibitions.
As we approached Pendennis marina disaster struck. We lowered the sails and were motoring in and the engine failed! So it was back up with the sails and we picked up a visitor bouy just off the marina. At least we were safely in but this was not what we needed in the last week of the challenge.