Places to visit

Morwenna is primarily based in the Solent, on the south coast of England. However, her sailing will take her to a variety of places beyond that area. Below, you can find a brief description of some of the places she is likely to visit over the course of a season.

The Solent
The area of water separating the south coast of England from the Isle of Wight has always been regarded by sailors as an ideal location. During the day, you might sight the Needles off the western end of the island, sail up the Beaulieu River to Bucklers Hard or watch large ocean liners setting off around the world. Ports likely to be visited include Cowes, Portsmouth, Yarmouth and Lymington. While slightly further afield lie the harbours of Poole and Chichester.

The Southwest Coast
From Swanage, on the Isle of Purbeck, to Exmouth is the Jurassic coastline. This famous stretch of cliff and beach offers excitement beyond normal coastal activites with the possibility of finding fossils.

The Devon coast is riddled with inlets and history. Dartmouth is famed for its Naval College and its regatta. Salcombe for its excellent sailing and Plymouth as a Naval home. Beyond lie the coves and rivers of Cornwall.

The Isles of Scilly
Six inhabited islands and 140 rocky islets are to be found 28 miles off Land’s End. These are the Isle of Scilly. They have been inhabited since the Stone Age and are today renowned for, amongst other things, their crop of narcissi. The climate is mild, with the effect of the sea meaning little prospect of frost or snow. But the sub-tropical gardens in the south of Tresco contrasts with the bleak, wind exposed northern heathland.

The highlight of any sailing voyage to this region, though, is the opportunity to anchor in quiet bays and enjoy the warm water.

The Channel Islands
Described as the Spirit of Britain in the heart of Old Normandy, the Channel Islands present a popular destination for sailing trips. Jersey and Guernsey are the two largest islands and both offer a fusion of English and French tradition. The smaller islands, such as Sark and Alderney, present a quieter more restrained way of life. All, though, present a beautiful place to visit.

The north west region of France has an amazing variety of coastline to explore. Each part has its own identity and blend of colours.

Along the north side, the Emerald Coast includes the Corsair town of St Malo and the charm of Dinard. The Pink Granite Coast is every bit as dramatic as the name suggests. The Legends Coast fingers its way into the Atlantic. Despite the geological contrast, all have towns offering the very best of French cuisine and wine.

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