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 ...
... we arrived it was very busy and noisy, but after 3 or 4 coaches left it was peaceful again. There was a big display of photo's with eyewitnesses giving an account of what it was like to be there. These accounts had been gathered over a period of 20 years and included some from German soldiers and French civilians.
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!
... inventive the mission is now complete! I'm packed and ready to hit the road!!!!!
The nerves and excitement have kicked in and it's all starting to feel very real - I'm actually going away for 4 months. I've resigned from my job of 4 years (and found a new one for my return). I've said goodbye to those that I won't now have an opportunity to see again before I leave, visas have been completed and the iPod updated with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet