CHERBOURG – Saturday 11th June
We arrived back in Cherbourg by ferry last Saturday having met the new tenants for our house in Monxton, and Alan having been able to attend meetings in connection with his work.
This break back in England also allowed me the chance to see my boys and my two grandchildren. I took advantage of a beautiful evening with them all and enjoyed a delicious barbecue too!
Fun time with my boys and grandchildren
On Sunday morning we got ready to set off for St Peter Port at lunchtime. We ‘slipped’ our lines and waved goodbye to Cherbourg. Alan and I will be back over next winter but Musetta won’t be back for some years!
The day was rather grey but the wind filled in and we set off westwards in the direction of Alderney and Guernsey! The passage isn’t far, (51nm), but timing is crucial in order to negotiate the infamous Alderney Race! We made good progress along the top of the Cherbourg peninsular and through the Race until the wind died and so we decided that we would spend the night on a buoy at Havre Gosselin, Sark! It really is a beautiful spot and we thought we would rather wake up to the stunning views of this tiny inlet than a busy St Peter Port!
Havre Gosselin, Sark CI
GUERNSEY – Victoria Marina, St Peter Port 13th June
On Monday morning we left Sark and made the short hop across to St Peter Port and Victoria Marina. A very pleasant and gentle hour and hour sail it was too!
Views of St Peter Port
This is one of our favourite places in the Channel Islands. The marina is usually full with an eclectic mix of nationalities and we always seem to meet really interesting people here, this time was no exception! Musetta drew quite a lot of attention and one little frenchman was so enthusiastic in his admiration that he very nearly fell off the pontoon, I thought was going to have to put my lifesaving skills into action!!
We took advantage of the cheap fuel for Musetta and some good shopping but as our old neighbours were not on the Island this time we only stayed two nights and then left for Roscoff.