May Half term

Better late than never!

Looking back……May half term was great. We took a week off work and the kids were off school and the weather was great, we had no real distance to cover having already moved Moonlighting down from Scotland so we planned for a quiet trip along the South Coat of Devon and Cornwall.

Initially we came down the Tamar and spent a couple of night in Cawsand, we caught up with extended family who live there. The onto the Mouth of the River Erm at Mothercombe, here is a beautiful anchorage which we had to ourselves and some lovely beaches which are only visited by locals ‘in the know’.

Ready to launch the dinghy at Cawsand
Ready to launch the dinghy at Cawsand

 

On passage to Salcombe
On passage to Salcombe

 

 

 

 

The week was full of swimming, sky larking, bonfires on the beach and generally having fun. There is much to be said for not going that far and making the sailing dead easy so as to maximise the time anchored in great spots and visiting lovely harbours.

Catching Pouting
Catching Pouting
Cant get any fresher!
Cant get any fresher!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlighting worked really well, while there were still plenty of ongoing jobs to do, all the things that were meant to work, worked well and it was a good week to prove the boat as a comfortable platform to live on and chill out.

Mouth of the River Erm
Mouth of the River Erm
Cooking Marshmallows at Wanal beach on the River Erm
Cooking Marshmallows at Wanal beach on the River Erm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Bums
Beach Bums
Woodland estuary walk
Woodland estuary walk