Day 11 Channel Islands & West Country

Weather bound in Cherbourg


49° 38.446 N 001° 237.236 W Port de Chantereyne, Cherbourg, France
Tuesday 21st August

Still weather-bound in Cherbourg

The weather is showing the fleet no remorse. Strong winds have been the order of the day, with breaking waves within the outer walls and a bouncy swell within the marina. So much so, Princess 38 Kismet had to move berths. The four-person crew have spent several nights on Q pontoon and the continuous rocking and swaying was causing sickness. In gusty winds, the MBM team helped them secure a steadier berth on the inside of P pontoon.

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Despite the foul weather, spirits are being kept high by regular visits to the town for shopping and supplies. Some participants have visited the Maritime Museum ‘La Cite de la mer’ which has a good aquarium.

Phil and Jewel, aboard Fairline Targa 34 Yoo Hoo, presented the MBM team with a delicious Normandy Tart, which was very much appreciated.

Sadly, the planned Vin d’honneur that was due to take place in St Peter Port tomorrow night had to be cancelled. However, we are still hopeful that the weather will allow the fleet to visit Guernsey later in the week.

Photo Captions:
Michelle with gift of a Normandy Tart