The map below shows our cruising route from May to October 2006. The summer saw us starting from Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, with first stop Fowey then on to Falmouth where we were storm bound for 9 days. After the storm we ran back to Plymouth then on to Salcombe before crossing the Channel to the Channel Islands and Brittany. There we spent longer than originally intended while we waited for our house sale to complete. We did manage a brief visit to Granville with an excursion to Bayeux as neither of us had seen the tapestry.
After packing away our furniture into storage we sailed from Jersey to Brittany, with memorable stops in Tregiuer and Morlaix where we enjoyed the football world cup and Bastille day celebrations. Next came a brief visit to Falmouth to visit the chart agent to collect the necessary Irish charts, before moving on to the Isles of Scilly.
Our longest passage was across the Celtic sea from the Scilly Isles to Dingle on the South West coast of Ireland. We arrived a day before a gale so enjoyed a good rest and excellent Irish hospitality while the strong winds blew out. During August and September we gradually made our way eastwards along the Irish coast stopping in every interesting looking anchorage on the way.
Finally we crossed back to Milford Haven and left Innisfree in secure hands at Neyland Yacht Haven for the winter. During the winter months, we made frequent visits to enjoy the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside as well as carrying out routine maintenance ready for the 2007 season.