Boat Watching by a Curious Dolphin

5th April

The original plan had been to go sailing for a couple of days – but Boat jobs always seem to take longer than planned. But we left Mylor and headed for one of our favourite anchorages for lunch. There wasn’t much wind – but enough to get the main up – which was just as well as we realised that a bolt that holds the mainsheet track onto the boat had come lose. So we quickly tightened that – but rather glad it wasn’t windy. But the wind soon died and we motored into Durgan Bay on the Helford River.

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We dropped the anchor and had lunch. I suddenly heard the blow hole of a Dolphin and turned round to see its head out of the water looking at us – clearly curious as to what we were. I have only ever seen dolphins interested in boats that are moving not ones at anchor. I rushed for my camera and it swam very slowly along the side of the boat. As I lent over to take a picture – it stopped cocked its head to look at me then swam slowly off. It was really amazing – it swam close by for a short while then headed off. It was soon time for us to do the same and we headed back to Mylor.

6th Apr

The next day we left  very early but it was quite amazing to think that the next time we would see Carra was in Kiel. On the way to Heathrow we popped in to visit Sue and Neil in their new house in Wiltshire – it was lovely to see them and catch up with her and have a fab brunch to set us up for the return to Finland.

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