My Sailing Adventure Part 2

In my last blog post I mentioned that we managed to sell our Motor Boat this year.

2020 was a very popular year for boat sales and everything was selling like hot cakes!

Prior to selling our Motor Boat, we had been researching different Yacht models and what we thought would work for us from a sailing perspective but was also comfortable enough to stay on board since we plan in the future to do sailing trips to France.

Before we sold our boat, we had looked at a couple of Yachts but they all literally were selling within a few days of being listed for sale!

Even the boat brokers told us that they were struggling to find enough boats to list for sale to keep up with the demand.

We thought we may have to look abroad for a Yacht but in view of COVID-19, I knew this would be a great deal of hassle in trying to get a boat back to the UK.

As luck would have it, just as we sold our Motor Boat, the ideal model of Yacht we really wanted suddenly came up for sale in Plymouth!

We promptly made an offer which was accepted so we were very happy!

Plymouth is quite a trek from Brighton. We had to make several trips to Plymouth to get the Yacht ready to sail back to Brighton. We discovered that the car journey could be anywhere between 4-6 hours, depending on traffic.

I don’t drive so my poor husband had to do all the driving which was very tiring for him, especially as most of our trips down were over a weekend so we would only stay for one night before heading back.

Here are some Polaroid photos I managed to take of the Marina on my SX-70 camera using SX-70 film:

Here are a couple of photos I took on my Leica M6 TTL using Kodak Ektachrome film:

There was a lovely restaurant/bar at this marina, which was within walking distance of the boat so it was great to be able to get something to eat close by after our long journey down.

I really did like this marina in Plymouth, it was just a shame that we didn’t get to spend much time there and only had quick trips to tend to the boat before having to get back to Brighton due to weekly work commitments.

However, on one of the trips down, we were able to meet up with some friends who live in the west country and it was a beautiful sunny day so my husband cooked us all a breakfast, which we ate alfresco on the Yacht:

Photo taken on I-Phone

Next week I’ll be posting a blog about the sail back to Brighton!

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3 thoughts on “My Sailing Adventure Part 2

  1. Very jealous. Seems you’ve been to Plymouth more than we have this year.

    It’s even further for us. Around 7-8 hours to go home.

    I grew up not far from the marina and the sound of the masts rattling in the wind remind me of home.

    Looking forward to hearing about your sale to Brighton.

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  2. Looks lovely, I used to be the navigator in the crew of a yacht similar to that when we were racing. When you take the lead your navigation needs to be spot on! You can look forward to spending many hours at a strange angle to the horizon 😉

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