Scillys or Bust
Just to let everybody know my attempted crossing to the Scillys was a complete success.
We left from Penzance and to dampen the onboard fears we decided to follow the Scilloin 3 ferry - but of course 3 lads trying to get ready ensured we missed it. No worries we set off on our own.
It had rained for 12hours before hand and the wind was whipping up the sea but my 5.5m Tornado handle perfectly - not that I would know what perfect is as I have only just bought it with previous experience of zero!!
Nobody on board had ever been to sea and not seen land - which was a great first, so we took bets on who would spot land first. The scale was 6, 4,and 3 miles the gps indicated we were less than 2.4 miles from St Marys and not a single sighting of any land. Not ideal but another 2 mins and we seen the looming hills ahead of us.
The crossing took about 1 1/2 hours and took 70l of fuel.
We spent a night camping on St Agnes and debating who would swim back to the boat in the morning - Point to note a tender is needed as every day consisted of drawing straws for a nominated swimmer.
The next day was spent exploring the islands and a warm blue sky return crossing.
The week as a whole was ace - we were visited by 2 dolphins off St Ives. Dived a numerous wrecks, broke a ringo and learned to wakeboard.
If anybody is interested I will post some pictures on Monday.