It's another glorious sunny day as the fleet makes it to Saint-Malo

48° 42.834 N 002° 01.078 W

The good news is we are now in Saint-Malo, the bad news is two of our fleet have had to decamp to the nearby Bas-Sablons Marina.

For reasons unbeknown to us the lock-keepers at Saint-Malo have changed the lock opening times. The locks now open three times before high water and two times after, as opposed to the usual three (as published in the almanac). Let this be a word of warning to you all.

So we are temporarily separated from Lady Zena and Revolution, although we have had word from them and we will try to catch up with them tomorrow.

The rest of us are moored in Port Vauban, right next to the magnificent Intra-Muros (old walled town). Historians among you will know that this area is not actually that old but was rebuilt to its original design after been bombed to near obliteration during the Second World War. But for the sake of an argument…

It is a rest day tomorrow, which will give everybody an opportunity to explore this fascinating place. And although some of us have had to forgo a few luxuries in order to moor so close to the town we think the splendid views more than make up for it.

To read a comprehensive insiders’ guide to Saint-Malo, pick up the latest issue of MBM (out 18 June).

Day 12

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