45:37.181N 01:01.762W Royan

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:08

45:37.181N 01:01.762W   Royan


18th June, 2009.


Around 11.55 a.m. we left the pontoon for the 12.00 bridge which opened around 12.25 p.m. French time and we sailed 58.73 miles to Royan. Crew now 4, with Jackie and Mark, touching over 10 knots with Mark on the helm.  It was a lovely day and the wind was with us and it was a great thrill for them to sail the boat they have been hearing about for the last 12 months plus. We arrived around 6.30 just as the office was closing but we were allocated a berth in the marina and we duly moved to our spot.

Jackie and Mark spent Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday enjoying the sights of this very up market French holiday town with beautiful shops, restaurants and beaches for as far as you can see while we travelled to Bergerac for Sarah Wellington’s wedding.

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