Another day of little wind. We took the inshore route close around Portland Bill to avoid the tidal race, and then gently motored across Lyme Bay.
Saw our first dolphins of the trip - and also some quite large and new looking fishing boats without AIS. Its good reminder of why radar - which we don't have - still has a useful role. I would like to understand why they don't have AIS in this day and age - is it because they don't want to broadcast their fishing areas so even if they do have it they've turned it off, or is it something that they see as an unnecessary or unaffordable expense? Or something else?
At Plymouth we anchored at Cawsand just inside the west of the harbour entrance - for our first night 'on the hook'. The peace and quiet was then interrupted by a military landing craft that came to anchor nearby.