In August 2013 I was sailing in my Paradox along the coast of Devon and Cornwall. I’d spent the previous night anchored in the little cove at Portmellon, just south of Mevagissy, and decided to make a little detour to have a better look at the Eddystone Lighthouse while on my way to Plymouth. There was a good wind on the day and the tide was fast moving which hurried me along and made the sea condition lively. The sea is shallow which attracts fishermen. The Lighthouse was built on an isolated rock about 10 miles out to sea in the English Channel back in the 1880s and replaced an earlier one . The stump of the earlier lighthouse nearby was left in place after the rest of it was taken away. The original one now stands ashore on Plymouth Hoe as a tourist attraction.