Royal Yacht Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Helier
... St. Peter Port. We ended up visiting the house where Victor Hugo lived when he wrote Les Miserables. I can see how this would be an inspiring location! This evening was one of 2 formal nights on the ship. We dressed up, had our picture taken, watched the champagne waterfall, listened to the captain's speech, and had a wonderful dinner. After dinner we caught a show and had a nightcap and a dance at one of the bars on the ship. ...
... 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!
... amazing life experiences and happy memories!
Then came the task of deciding what to take and actually packing. Sat there I stared at my rucksack, which online showed ample amounts of room, but now, lying in front me, was proving to be my mission impossible! As the girl who would take 2 full suitcases on a week long holiday this was proving challenging to say the least!
Thanks to a few gadgets sourced in town and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center