Best Western Royal Hotel
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 ...
... where there is a large MH Aire for 50 in a car park near the centre of town. In our experience the directions in 'All the Aires-France' are very accurate, and as we don't have sat-nav, we have come to rely on them and trust them.
This time however, we follow them exactly, but just cannot find the Aire and end up in a 7m+ ...
Friday 13th June. I left St Peters Port at about 0430 and headed out on the last couple of hours of favourable tide before 6 hours of adverse current heading towards St Malo, Then the tide was due to turn at about 1300 and the wind, which was very light was due to increase in the afternoon. Well it did increase and increase a lot to about force 5 when I realised I should have taken the spinnaker down half an hour ago, this was about the time I realised that a ...
... pleasant of stays - lots of rocking and rolling with the swell rolling in, especially at high tide. So much so in the morning I felt a little sea sick.
At the appropriate time we headed off for Gorey on Jersey. We've anchored there before. Such a pretty spot with the castle on the hill. Not as much sailing as we'd like but we did have favourable tides with us and the passage through the Aldernay race was uneventful - yay!
... dreaming of sun soaked beaches, surfboards, cocktails and a life of aimless wandering!"
This was 8 months ago and all it took was 2 weeks of solid research, some deliberation and the acquisition of a new passport and that was it the dream became a reality - we decided on our route and booked our tickets!
It was probably the most impulsive decision I've made in my 26 years, but one which I hope will provide me with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Fitness/Health center