The first pontoon party of the MBM Cruising Club season gets underway

50° 47.786 N 001° 07.253 W

Well the good news is we have moved; the bad news is not very far.

Unfortunately the weather forecast meant we were unable to make our Channel crossing today but as Royal Clarence Marina was expecting a fleet of yachts we had to vacate our berths and move round to Haslar Marina. Thank you to Haslar for having us at such short notice.

We have just held the first pontoon party of the season and in a rare incident of the weather actually being kind, the showers that had teased us all day finally made way for a couple of hours of unbroken sunshine. Thank goodness for that – there’s nothing like a spot of sun and a beer or two to lift the mood on a cruise.

Earlier this afternoon Richard and Judith ofEvolution, the boat which got stuck in Yarmouth, made a surprise visit (by car) and despite problems with water ingress they hope to meet up with us later in the trip.

Sadly it looks likeL’Altra Donnawill not be able to continue the journey with us due to engine problems.

We are all now set for our departure to Cherbourg in the morning (please weather, please) so be sure to check in tomorrow to see how we get on.

Day 3

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