Firstly many thanks must go out to Mike & Di Garside, Andy Cox and of course Brian (not in any specific order!)
On the way down to Cornwall one of out trailer bearings failed
(all new last year, all checked this year and one replaced) but luckily a quick call to RAC and they picked the trailer up and took it all the way to Mylor slipway
. Meenwhile Mike and Andy were busy looking for someone to repair it over the weekend, in the end Andy very kindly volunteered his services - Thank you!
So a delightfull Supper was laid on by Di as myself, Cath and Martin took the sorry trailor over to St Mawes (Now the boat was off it wasn't too bad
Hence Mikes earlier message about missing his beauty sleep!
Saturday morning we headed over to St Mawes, picked up Magellen Alpha and set off for the Lizard. Aparently Awesome was having engine problems, and so the party fro Torbay were a little delayed. Not too bad a crossing - a little lumpy towards the end!
Sunday was fantastic - HUGH rollers and after the first trip around "Round island" There was a call on the radio "BIBOA RIBS, BIBOA RIBS, This is CYANIDE. That was great - I want to go round again" - so they did!
As normal for a BIBOA cruise plenty of socialising - The Mermaid for Saturday Dinner, The Turks Head for Sunday Lunch, Hotel on St Martins (Posh!) for Cream teas, and back to the Bell Rock Hotel for Dinner.
Monday - a rather rough passage back to Falmouth with Force 5-6 and a very confused sea! - The larger boats dont have too much problem with this, but on a small 5.8m boat with 2 people on it reduces your speed to ensure that skipper and crew dont bang heads too often!! So I think our speed was about 10-15 Knots for the tricky bits (Scilly - Lands End - Lizard)
Anyway excellent trip, to be repated - hopefully with flatter seas!
My full set of pictures are on my website
I took some video and will try and put it all into a DVD - if anybody else has any extra footage or photos I would be pleased to include them (and send you a free DVD
PM me for details)
Cheers (a rather tired)
Jools and Cath