We ended up staying around Plymouth for a month while it blew gales and rain from the West. The Saltash pontoon was great, we would stop to go shopping, collect family who came to visit and leave all the rubbish. It is totally free and normally only seems to be a little busy at weekends. Saltash Pontoon
The only problem may be obtaining water.
While anchored in the St Germans river we were just lifting the anchor when Mo saw a really thick piece of rope on the anchor.
As we lifted it clear of the water a large Navy rib came over to assist and quickly had us free. Our thanks to the very kind Navy personnel.
Mostly through the bad weather we anchored in ‘Dandy Hole’ which is about 2.5 miles up the St Germans river. It is a small narrow anchorage but it has good holding and is well sheltered from anything except an Easterly. From there it is about a mile up to St Germans itself.
St Germans is very picturesque and well worth a visit. The yacht club is really friendly and will let you land on their pontoon and welcome you for a drink when they are open. http://quaysailingclub.co.uk/ If your vessel is not too big they have some moorings which can be used by arrangement. We emailed them but Ti Gitu is too large for their moorings and as the tides were falling to neaps and we would need to dry out, decided it would be prudent to go by dinghy from dandy hole.
St Germans has a small community shop where basic necessities can be found. We found the villagers to be really helpful.