Newton Ferrers (from boat)
The Dolphin (nice pub in Newton Ferrers)
Unfurling the sail the next day [me (deckhand) on the left, Tim (skipper) on the right]
Day 2 was great! We sailed from Newton Ferrers to another small coastal village called Salcombe. This was on the way back to Dartmouth. The weather was terrific! We had good winds and lots of sunshine. We did some proper and good sailing on day 2. We were all very happy and no one got sick.
WWII Memorial in SalcombeOn day 3, we sailed from Salcombe back to Dartmouth. Day 3 was alright. We had plenty of sunshine but not much wind. Some of the boats had to use their motor to get them to their destinations. However we were lucky as we left Salcombe early and caught much of the winds before they died down later in the day.
In action! Look at the tilt of the boat! That's sailing for you....
Along the way, we met an old sailboat and a naval warship.
Really old sailboat (Arrghh me mateys!)
Overall, I found sailing to be enjoyable. I enjoyed the camaraderie on the boat and visiting quaint villages along the beautiful English coast. It provided a welcome break from work. Although the first day was scary, I'm still in one piece. And I now have sunburnt ears.
The heroic crew of the Margarita!