Tamesis members sail to the Scillies

Tony and Leonie Steer have cruised to the Scilly Islands during the summer in their yacht Shen Shui. They hired a a mooring buoy in Falmouth for July and August and used it as a base from which to explore the surrounding sea area, including the Fal estuary, St Mawes, Helford River and the Scillies.

Leonie took her car to Falmouth and reports that they used it to visit St Michael’s Mount, Sennan Cove and St Ives on rainy days. She says they bumped into fellow Tamesis member Chris Morris in Falmouth “looking very smart in his Coast Guard uniform”.

They stayed in Falmouth for The Tall Ships Regatta. Leonie was one of the 41,000 people who clambered over the boats in dock and Shen Shui joined the 1,000 strong fleet of small boats in The Parade of Sail.” It was magnificent, I am so glad that we participated.”

Tony has been stuck down in Dartmouth with E/N/E strong winds for Lyme Bay so has made no progress back. Leonie planned to join him with Oscar, their cat, “who has managed so far not to fall in this year YET “, to bring the boat home. “We have an end of season rally in Lymington at the end of the month so head winds or no we need to get back.”

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