Monthly Motorboats – Episode 2!

Five of us set out last Thursday on Betsy, skippered by Alan Nichols.  The weather was overcast and although blustery the sea was quite benign.

Out at the Breakwater, the low spring tide showed just how far the blocks and rocks extend beyond the normally apparent edge.  Coming back into the Sound we were close to the less than “elegant” fishing vessel “Elegance” with its accompanying seagulls!  The rest of our passage was up through the Bridge and round to the Tamar, turning after the two bridges.  For most of this, topically, we accompanied HMS Albion and her three escorting tugs back to Devonport where she moored up with HMS Bulwark.  Who knows whether this will remain a common sight in future.

Di Kennedy had her first experience at a helm and although she was reticent, her expertise was not lacking as she held Betsy back whilst the two ferries crossed at Torpoint.  It was then back to the Club for lunch.

A very pleasant day out and many thanks to Alan!  and also to Paul for the attached photos.

Our next outing will be in November – watch this space.  Click here for more details.

Iain Oag

Paul Farren took a few photos of the day which can be viewed through this link