Position 49:42.13N 02:05.64W
Sorry for the lack of diary entries, so far to go and
so much to see time just whizzes by!
Well Monday was spent in La Trinitee on the beach, a
lovely coastal walk to get there and a great beach bar with moules and frittes
and plenty of glaces for Katie.
Tues morning Franc managed to fix the chart plotter
and we left Trinitee on route to Benodet, 65 miles away. We arrived late
afternoon and met up with Ben & Rosie from yacht ‘Finally’ for
dinner ashore, a delightful place.
Tom tracked down the bread delivery man to stock up
with croissants and baguettes before we left at 9.00am on route to L’Aberwach.
Some tricky navigation through the Reiz and the
Chenal de Four with a bit of a hiccup when the motor spluttered as we entered
the narrow channel with no wind and no sails up ! We think we must have caught
up some seaweed which seems to have released itself now.
Another good dinner ashore before departing at 6.30am
for Guernsey – it’s all go !
Drizzle all morning so we watched a DVD and read our
books, then the sun came out so a bit of sunbathing and another exercise workout
on deck for me – the rest of the crew don’t participate and try to
We arrived in Guernsey
at 8.30pm and Katie was met ashore by Joe and Mat.
Friday has been lovely, some time to shop and restock
and buy Katie a birthday cake for tomorrow.
However, tides dictate and it is now midnight on Fri
and we are just going through the Alderney Race at 11.5 knots with the tide. We
will soon set course for the Needles and hope to be rounding there at around
10.00am on Sat.
We have preses for Katie – and we hope that
will give her some distraction from her the travel sickness. The good news is
that we will be home during the afternoon so she can spend some of her birthday
on dry land and we are looking forward to seeing Adam & Kirsty Sat evening
Back to my watch !