The fleet arrives in Deauville and celebrates by throwing a pontoon party

Eight days in and the sun is still shining. We know we’re on borrowed time but for now we’re just making the most of it.

The fleet is now in Deauville after a short crossing from Dives-sur-Mer this morning. Despite looking a bit overcast first thing, the short hop of nine miles or so was basked in sunshine.

En route, I took the opportunity to photograph some of the boats underway, including Rosie D, Allora and Slip’s Dream, which all looked fantastic on the water.

 Rosie-D

 Allora-and-slips-dream

 When we arrived in Bassin Morny in Port Deauville, Claire and Richard managed to get the whole fleet moored up in neat rafts in no time at all. Most crews then jumped ashore for the afternoon to explore the twin towns of Deauville and Trouville, once the playground of French high society, and today a popular holiday destination.

After several hours spent on the beach, enjoying long lunches, or shopping, a pontoon party was held at 6pm with plenty of drink and tasty nibbles. Thanks everyone for chipping in.

It’s just after 9pm and the fleet is now scattered among the boats, although by the sounds of things I don’t expect many of them will be retiring to bed anytime soon.

We also have a new guest on the cruise, Tom on Attacher V‘s dad has joined us for a few days so we now have three generations of one family on one boat.

 Three-generations

Tomorrow is a rest day in Deauville so here’s hoping for more of the same weather-wise.