We left the marina berth at 10:30 on 18th May to round the Lizard and enter our last South Coast bay. Penzance was going to be full of boats so our destination was Newlyn.
We made it into harbour among all the fishing boats in the afternoon at 17:00 having had a fairly lively ride around The Lizard, but otherwise a calm passage. Great fish and chips in town for tea.
We took a bus ride to Mousehole in the evening, but it was very, very quiet, we think most of the houses are probably second homes and empty out of season, very sad.
Checking our paper charts for the rest of our trip, we found we had nothing in detail for the entrance to Padstow, but in one of the Newlyn shops there was a table with a shade made with exactly what we needed ! So I took its Photo:
We left Newlyn with Mounts Bay as smooth as glass and St Michael’s Mount was just a black silhouette It was a bit too soon in the day to get the best speed with the current, but we would rather have had more tide against as at the beginning than at the end of a long day.