Today was a rest day in Saint-Malo and everyone has been making the most of the non-stop sunshine

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Today was a rest day in Saint-Malo and everyone has been making the most of the non-stop sunshine.

It’s been another beautiful day and the fleet has lapped up every ray, whether they’ve been sunbathing on the bow, supping beers on the flybridge or trundling along to the beach.

The two boats that are moored at Bas-Sablons Marina,Lady ZenaandRevolution, both dropped into Port Vauban today to catch up with the rest of the fleet but they are very happy with their moorings so they have decided to stay put.

I got the chance to walk round the walled town today, which is surrounded by sandy beaches and has fabulous views out to the nearby islands. Inside the walls a myriad of lanes reveal countless cafes, restaurants and shops.

Spirits are certainly high among the fleet. Shortly before Neale’s 6pm briefing I went to gather the masses and came across a rowdy bunch on boardDolphinwho threatened to hold a mutiny unless I joined them for a glass of wine. It was only once I had acceded to their demands that they agreed to follow me down to the briefing. The things I do for the good of the cruise.

Tomorrow the plan is to head to St Peter Port in Guernsey but it will be a late start as the lock in Saint-Malo doesn’t open until 1.43pm. Once we get to St Peter Port we need to get everyone refuelled, ready for their passage home, which means they can spend a stress-free few days exploring the island. Hopefully our man from Guernsey, Richard Poat, can give us a few pointers on what to see and do.

Photo Captions:
Top – Tally Ho and Sea Breeze join Dolphin on board for some pre-briefing drinks
Middle – Lady Zena visit from their marina and stop off to catch up with Aqaba Sunset
Bottom – Slip’s Dream and Evolution enjoy some post-briefing drinks

Day 13

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