On Friday, we had an exciting trip planned - to spend the day with my dad sailing his Telstar trimeran Diva from Starcross to Dartmouth. The weather was beautiful, sunny with a little bit of wind, and we set off in high spirits from the Exe estuary. Soon we had the motor off, and were clipping along nicely under sail, with George the autopilot steering the course for us. However, as we carried on past Teignmouth, James began to feel a bit of the 'mal de mer', and began to turn pale green... We decided that it was not worth continuing all the way to Dartnouth, and turned around back to the calmer waters of the estuary, where the colour began to return to James' cheeks! I was glad not to feel ill at all, and hopefully will go out sailing with my dad another time. We headed back into the estuary and to Diva's mooring under sail, where we stayed on board for a while, enjoying a picnic before heading home.
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