Travel Blogs from St Peter Port
Awaiting a replacement battery for my computer, but found lots of work to do to get the boat ready for the next leg. Though the weather is perfect for the next three or four days ...
... Most of the young men (those who could have joined the military), the schoolchildren, babies and preschoolers and their mothers were evacuated to England just days before the occupation. It was a terrible time –many were imprisoned or put to death, some sent to concentration camps and the remaining islanders suffered under German military rule. After the D-Day, when the island, still under German ...
... 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 ...
Levelling and assessments done - tick
Maternity leave finished - tick
packing done - tick
Freezer filled for Greg and Daniella - tick
Still to do:
Drawings to colour
Planning application to be taken to planning
Blue Island flight to run on time, with no problems
Air Austral flight to run on time, with no problems
... or in the cockpit in the sun (also where I'm writing this right now).
On Wednesday we're heading west to the French coast again where we're going to anchor off a little island called Ile de Bréhat, as we've been rather over-indulgent with marinas over the past few days. We're a little concerned that everywhere will become impossibly busy over Easter, but there's nothing we can do about that so we'll just see what happens.
Farewell for now!