Cherbourg with umbrellas

Tom Fenton and Faith Ressmeyer
Sun 10 Jun 2012 11:51
Had a pretty good day yesterday with seas giving spray but plenty of sun and a good tide to bring us into harbour on time. The evening was sunny and even felt a bit warmer. Today the weather is foul again and we're in the bar, having passed from coffee to wine, playing scrabble, reading (Down the Rabbit Hole, Birdsense) writing diaries.

Everyone else seems to be doing the same. One sail only seen this morning leaving this huge harbour. And a cross channel ferry which I reckon will be full of folk needing to get back to work after the half term hols.

It's crucial to get tide and winds right for crossing to the Channel Islands and the forecast had been promising for today. We'd made a sound plan but the wind is stronger than predicted and we seem to be in the middle of (another) depression where not only is there a lot of rain but the wind direction all over the place. Even exploring the city won't be fun in this so we're staying warm and dry.

We've sailed an average of every other day so are a bit behind schedule but should still make it for our Biscay crossing in under two weeks.

Hope the weather is better where you are.

Love to all. Emails are really appreciated.