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It was a bit cloudy and threatening rain when we arrived in our first port, St. Peter Port, Guernsey. We had booked a Princess tour so we headed off to the gathering point after breakfast on the Lido deck. By the time we left the ship for the tour, the weather had cleared and it was absolutely beautiful! We headed off into the countryside to our first destination, the German Occupation Museum. On the way we ...
... 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!
... the race of Alderney picking us up and sending us along at up to 9 knots, which doesn't sound like very much unless you're used to around 5. We could only sail part of the time and our cruising chute tried to make a break for it when one of the shackles connecting it to the boat snapped, but other than that we had a perfect sail.
At around 14:15, four hours after we had rounded the Cap de la Hague, we were a mile or so off the north west tip ...
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 ...