Day 12 Channel Islands & West Country

The fleet went bowling in the marina


49° 38.446 N 001° 237.236 W
Port de Chantereyne, Cherbourg, France
Wednesday 22nd August

Bowled over in Cherbourg

Early morning, Jon and Claire went out in Time Flies to assess the sea conditions in the western entrance of the Cherbourg breakwater. As predicted, they faced a confused sea and two to three metre waves.

After breakfast Michelle rallied the troops for an organised group bowling session in the afternoon.

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At 1400 hrs a crowd gathered inside the bowling alley. Five lanes were secured and groups of six, children and adults alike, tried their best to knock down the 10 skittles. Gary from Azimut 42 Dream Catcher scooped the top score of 168, followed by Greg of Princess 414 Djinskia with 122. Scottie of Princess 38 Kismet and Chris from Corvette 32 Celtic Twilight came joint third with 118. Everyone, even the spectators, had a great time and it was a nice break from the pontoons.

Neale and Jon have been monitoring the weather most of the day. Jon went out again aboard Time Flies in the afternoon, with Michelle this time, but there was little change in the sea conditions. The forecasts indicate that tomorrow will see the winds lighten, followed by a high pressure finally moving in on Friday. The weather for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday looks good, with light variable winds. So a passage to Guernsey is still in sight. With this in mind, the MBM team will look to move the fleet tomorrow.

The RIB will go out first in the morning to assess the sea conditions. If the sea state is acceptable, all the boats will depart Cherbourg for St Peter Port from 0830 hrs onwards.

Photo Captions:
Bowling – Christine from Amilie and Scottie from Kismet
Paula and Jack from Endless Summer
Michelle and Jon depart for the second look at the sea conditions


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