The end of the month and March creeps out under a cloak of heavy sea mist. Well that is how it is as we dropped anchor on the evening of the 30th just off the pretty small village of Cawsands.
Cawsands is still part of Cornwall and from the deck of Lord Nelson you can see the hills of Devon and the breakwater protecting and sheltering the entrance to Plymouth.
Harbour watches had to be done but the time on watch was reduced to 2 hours each so a well earned sleep was had by most.
The morning of 31st commenced windy, hazey and wet. As the mist first lifted slightly we could see we were not alone in sheltering overnight. Several ships and fishing boats had joined us in the night.
We were all grateful for our safe overnight stop.
09:25 hours the anchors were aweigh. Ships full compliment came out on deck to get the sails up and make use of the wind.
We sailed well into the afternoon with a good breeze and the Nelson showed us what She was best at, down wind sailing.
Just passed midday the wind died down so we continued our journey motor sailing now heading across Lyme Bay towards Weymouth where we hope to arrive by 22:00 hours. The fog is still with us and all water tight doors are in the closed position.
Below decks all is warm and cosy and inviting for all those crew members coming off watch.
Carol (MP) .