La Rochelle Tuesday 27 July 2010
The second week in
On Friday we had a visit from Roger and Linda Stubbings, friends from Coggeshall who have a house near St Giles Croix de Vie, some 2 hours drive up the coast. We were actually able to get the boat out of the marina and had a great 8 mile sail to Ile d’Aix where we anchored and had lunch. Another good reach back saw us onto the fuel jetty to top up tanks and back into our berth. A very pleasant evening was spent in the town before we had the luxury of being dropped off back at the boat, by car.
Sunday night we ate out at L’Aunis in the centre of the city. To be recommended, we were even able to park our bicycles outside.
On Monday we had a visit from John Halford, his daughter Sophie and
granddaughter Olivia. Martin was John’s Adjutant when he was commanding
2 Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment in
We decided not to leave on Tuesday as originally intended and hope that
the current northerly winds persist for out passage to