Day 71 The Lizard peninsula and on to Falmouth 13/08/16

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.

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Author: stevepointon

I'm sailing around the UK with family and friends onboard our yacht, Tikka, to raise awareness and money for " Action for Children "

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