Lazy day in Cherboug
49° 38.446 N 001° 237.236 W Port de Chantereyne, Cherbourg, France
Saturday 18th August
No early start was needed for the fleet today, so everyone took advantage and had a nice, long, lie in. During the morning the wind increased and the rain came down early afternoon.
It was market day in Cherbourg, and the streets were lined with craft and food stalls. Many participants went out to explore the town and came back armed with fruit, croissants, baguettes, cheese and gifts. One of the team’s priorities, today, was to investigate the fuel status of the fleet. It turned out that most boats have enough fuel to make the approximate 45-mile passage to St Peter Port, Guernsey.
It was Peter Furby’s Birthday aboard Sunseeker Camargue Kitaro II. To celebrate, he and wife Wendy shared birthday cake and champagne cocktails with the MBM team.
Later on in the evening, many participants gathered in the Yacht Club Bar for an impromptu drink and then went their separate ways for dinner.
There is more wind forecast for tomorrow, another rest day in Cherbourg. At the moment, there is a weather window on Monday for a possible move to Guernsey. There will be a briefing held on P pontoon tomorrow night at 1830 hrs, where Cruise Leader Neale will update everyone on the status of the weather.