We wanted to work our way west along the coast of England, but when some good north winds came along, we chose to ride them 90 miles to the Isles of Scilly. There's a notorious spot called The Lizard, where if you time the tides wrong, you're looking at very built up and uncomfortable seas.
We left from Cawsand Bay around 2 pm, with the hopes of averaging 4.5 knots of speed, to put us at the Lizard around 1:30 am. Our only problem? Elements was having the sail of her life and DID NOT want to slow down! Shooting out of Plymouth Sound at 8 knots, we kept reefing and minimizing headsail, but there was no way we could get her down to that 4.5 knots we were aiming for.
We did end up getting to The Lizard about two hours early, but because we stayed 5 miles offshore, and had the wind and current coming from the same direction, it was a non issue. We were able to continue on and make it to the Isle of St. Agnus in the early morning.
So many great places to explore here, and we're so happy to have you along for the ride!
We hope you enjoy!
Much love from England!
Jessica, Matt & Georgie