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Day 9 Portland Marina

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Day 9 After a breakfast of flipping good pancakes (flipped by Mark), we left sunny Dartmouth bound for Portland. A firm south-westerly wind pushed us toward our next port of call. At times, the wind increased as squalls came and went. But even a brief hale storm left behind it a magnificently full rainbow. And our most welcome visit was from a small pod of dolphins, who hitched a playful ride on our bow wave for a while, and then continued their own voyage. We arrived at Portland Marina at 19:00 in clear but cold conditions. Thankfully, the skipper has already prepared a delicious deconstructed fish pie. After supper, we went for a drink at the Marina bar, to reflect upon another exciting day of sailing.