|Weymouth to Topsham
||From Weymouth round Portland Bill to Topsham at the top of the Exe.
Stage three in bringing Derek H's new Fulmar back to the Exe.
With very big Spring tides, we took the offshore route around the East Shambles buoy and a few miles off Portland Bill.
With the wind pretty much on the nose after we turned west, we motored most of the way back from Portland Bill.
With the wind varying between 12 and 20 knots against us and 1 or 2 knots of tide with us, the first half of the journey back to the Exe (after Portland Bill) was a little bouncy at times.
We reached the Exe just as it got dark - the trip back up the Exe in the dark and with big tides was interesting! With the Exe's mix of lit and unlit buoys and moorings encroaching on the channel, I really wouldn't recommend going up the Exe at night without local knowledge!
|Colyton - muddy - very muddy!
||Round the rebellious village of Colyton. Muddy. Very muddy. Like a muddy year at Glastonbury - say 1984 perhaps - but without 30000 people off their heads.
Oh - and Scooby didn't like the hail at the end of the walk but he did enjoy the run about on Beer beach afterwards. A dip or two in the sea cleaned off a lot of the mud from him.
|Prawle Point and The Pigs Nose Pub
||Down to Prawle Point - the most southerly point in Devon and a headland well known to sailors!
Pint at the Pigs Nose pub.