Deux Irlandais en France

Dartmouth to Cherbourg Having enjoyed a week in Wales, a week in Padstow and almost a week in Newlyn, we decided it was time to crack on.  A nice 4-5 day weather window sent us scurrying eastwards, as per Fraser’s blog.  We spent Saturday night in Dartmouth, tied up to a floating pontoon that was coveredContinue reading “Deux Irlandais en France”

Barberry Goes Home

Newlyn to Falmouth (£7 to boil the kettle) Spoiler alert- I’m writing this from France on our ‘rest day’. I’ll pick up where we left off: ‘waiting for a weather window’ in Newlyn (or ‘lazing around’ by its less formal definition). We have two bikes stashed on board, both folding Bromptons, one elderly cast-off andContinue reading “Barberry Goes Home”

Doom Bar, Emmets, and Drowned Rats

We spent a week in Padstow, not because we were stormbound but because we were having such a lovely time. Barberry was tied up to the harbour wall, right in the heart of this picturesque little Cornish town, and we often overheard some fascinating snatches of conversation between the tourists, sitting on the benches justContinue reading “Doom Bar, Emmets, and Drowned Rats”

Stormbound — but that’s not the whole story…

Another Fraser’s-eye view of our adventures. Well, the forecast did not change, and we stayed in Neyland Marina for a week. Did you see Pembrokeshire and Cornwall on the news with the big storms and waves that would have swallowed our wee boat? We had plenty of time on our hands but have to admitContinue reading “Stormbound — but that’s not the whole story…”