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Old 01 November 2014, 20:01   #41
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Day 3 and its foggy

We say good bye to Into the Red who are staying on at the Scilly's before heading back to France.

A local fishing boat coming back in and tells us the fog is only for a mile or so, so we sort out a communication plan and we leave the scilly's...
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Old 01 November 2014, 20:09   #42
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Around the corner we see another boat that we were moored next to in Plymouth and they say the same, it's only for about a mile...

We follow our tracks around the islands from the day before as we know they are sound

Follow the leader and keep the boat in front to you in sight!!!
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Old 01 November 2014, 20:35   #43
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The fog lets up and we're good to go
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Old 01 November 2014, 20:51   #44
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We make some good progress but then our foggy friend returned, but we needed to break right and head across the shipping lanes and up into the Bristol Channel. We were on our way to north Cornwall and then onto Lundy Island.

By using AIS, Radar (on the Targa's) and VHF and communicating with the coastguard we found a gap between the 4 tankers in our vicinity and safely made it across.

A massive thank you to Mike D and Hugh and everyone who helped.

Once across the shipping lanes the fog thickened again and convinced it was a land fog we started to head north away from Cornwall.

All of a sudden the group was split...

Mike D knew exactly what to do and gave us a bearing and we crawled along until we all met up again.

Awesome leadership and teamwork.
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Old 01 November 2014, 21:28   #45
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Within seconds the fog lifted (it's a funny thing fog) and we were surrounded by dolphins
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Great stuff Alex and Jurgen....look forward to following instalments!
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After a floating break we change direction push up to Lundy Island.

I'm leading the way and pushing hard, but we have to stay within our rev range, if we gun it everywhere we'll waste fuel...

We arrive at Lundy and the team soon finds out that we have to pay to step foot on the Island Sod that, lets circumnavigate Lundy and find some seals

We say hi to Mike who looks so relaxed, Mike holds the world record for the fastest time Round Britain, 37 hours in a Scorpion Sting called Hot Lemon.

Now for Mike, this isn't a challenge, it walk in the park
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Seals at Lundy...

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By this time we had met up with another RIB called Scrambled as they were going round Britain too on their own So we arranged to meet up later.

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Again the sea was calm as we blasted towards Nayland Marina, South West Wales...
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