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Travel Blogs from St. Helier
Our first port of call was the island of Guernsey, just a bit north of France. While technically a part of the United Kingdom, the island certainly had a French feel to it (signs, food, etc). This was a tender port, which means that the ship can't pull right up to a dock but must anchor offshore a bit and the passengers use smaller boats to get from the Ruby Princess to shore. After disembarking our tender, we strolled around the ...
... br> We walked up to the phare expecting one like the one at Gatteville, but this is much smaller.
It sits on a headland with lovely views both sides and very clear views of the Channel islands right in front. We spend some time having a good look through the binoculars.
After a coffee break we drive on to ...
... To cut a long story short, especially as this post is basically to say I have arrived safely, the spinnaker came down and came down dry, bit of a result really!
I will have to go now will add more when time allows, got to victual up before the shops shut.
I will add some photos later, adios or should I say adieu. Or even bye for now.
Final words locked into basin verban in St Malo at 2145 last night so the journeytook me 18 hours, I slept well last ...
... evening was calm, besides the odd roll from the wake of passing fishing boats.
The next day we proceeded to Omonville La Rogue which is west of Cherbourg. To get there we went through the race / overfalls at around 7-8 knots which cut down the time spend on the way. We were hoping to anchor in the bay but the designated area had been taken up by buoys - so we took one of the visitor buoys for the night.
It wasn't ...
So that concludes my first blog and brings me to this point - only one more full day before I leave on the adventure of a life time!
So now I bid a fond farewell to the island I call my home and all my family and friends. I will try my best to keep in touch with you all (wifi permitting of course), and you never know I may even resort to the age old tradition of a post card or two!
Till the next ...