this is too much!"
When not meaning exactly that at all!
Dave & Angela Stroud meet at our house and had came in plenty of time,
as I had just came back from putting the engine in the well and putting some drinks down below.
I rowed out with Dave and slowly motored in to pick up Paulene & Angela with the cool box
and basket. Motoring past the ferries I saw the log was not working so
with Dave steering I went below and pulled the log impeller in and out, turned
it 180°deg. until it started reading, then I turned it for max speed.
It seemed to work for the rest of the day.
Up past the Bridges we started to partake in the food, with a can of drink we had the
choice of fruit cake or sponge. There is still a sunken boat opposite the Spaniards Inn at Cargreen,
Anglea was given the helm and told to go down the gap in between the boats well
this morning my communication seemed to be lacking as she point to the
nearest gap in between the boats and made for it. I had to explain there
is a fairway where the boats are either side of the deep water and there is a gap between
all the boats. At the start of the big bend the Fisher man was ashore with
his large white Alsatian, we looked out for the seal but nothing seen.
Angela asked what the big pink house was; I now know was
well done! As we set off again I suggested it was
now time for food 12:20hrs. As Angela got it all out including knifes and
forks, I commented on the suitability of the plates as they were nice melamine wear,
but so flat any thing could roll off on the boat.
Up to the sharp turn where the House with the veranda's were and then along past the
I was steering at about 3kts and enjoying the views of Calstock. Angela plated up,
after we moved around the cockpit so I could view the Echo sounder (depth gauge) We had Ham, Pork pies, Susage
rolls ,Boiled eggs, quiche, Spring Onions, Chicken Legs well "
Oh! stop! cried Ralph this is too much! "
I ate with my fingers and on leaving Calstock and going past this Mine House,
there was still some dinner left and this was soon dished out, our
lunch was very nice!
Got to Morwellham and it was still, the water like a mirror and brown with mud now was the top of the tide.
we came alongside steps and soon had a young man ask for £2.50 per person to go ashore, as I only had a fiver the
girls declined to go and we pushed off. Going past the sunken Junk we came to a large group of canoes,
one asked "Is it far to Morwellham?" About 5 min if you ran, I answered.
Coming back to Calstock we saw the ferry coming up stream.
It was a beautiful day so we had used suntan cream, I'd keep my jeans and a long sleeved shirt on
together with a hat, When we came back to
I took a chance and came alongside on the Ferry steps, and sent the crew ashore for a break and Ice-cream.
Coming back the sea breeze picked up and it was nice and cool. Paulene checked out our new stove
and made a hot drink, there was still cake left and we had a little.
Coming to Warren Point past the entrance to the River
Tavey again it seemed the
(centre this chart) is right over too the right hand side and not strait ahead
to the middle of the Saltash bridge which was easy to see. I've missed this buoy before,
its colour was grey from the birds droppings, it was not until the echo sounder warned me it was
getting shallow did I see it! Coming back to the Saltash Bridge Dave took over the
steering as he had been this far before.