The MBM crew arranges RIB runs for the fleet to the stunning island of Herm
49° 27.322N 002° 32.060W
The MBM crew arranges RIB runs for the fleet to the stunning island of Herm.
It was an early start for Richard who was up in the dead of night to move Time Flies over the sill at the entrance to Victoria Marina while there was still enough water, in preparation for our trips to Herm.
Richard set off with the first passengers at 9.30am. Neale, Claire and I made the 10.15am crossing and we were joined on board by Dolphin and Sea Breeze. It was a brisk trip, which served to shake off the cobwebs of the evening before, and on the way we were lucky enough to glimpse a group of puffins on the surface of the water, which made my day.
The island of Herm is like a little bit of the Caribbean right here in the British Isles -paradise found. We got off the RIB and began walking and we soon stumbled across the beautiful beaches of Shell Bay and Belvoir Bay, both of which boast crystal-clear waters and silky-soft sand. We bumped into Aqaba Sunset, Blue Water and Harry and Carole from Sea Star at the café near Belvoir Bay who were all making the most of their island escape.
Later in the evening the entire fleet made our way up to Castle Cornet, the ancient harbour fortress, for a vin d’honneur (a traditional wine reception) hosted by the Guernsey Tourist Board, to welcome us to the island. It was an outdoor affair but it was a lovely evening and our position afforded us fabulous views across St Peter Port, the harbour and beyond.
Tomorrow is our final day before we head for home so there’s bound to be some boat chores to complete, but I have faith in the fleet that they will manage to squeeze in some last-minute shopping and sunbathing too – they’re good like that.
Top – Blue Water, Aqaba Sunset and Sea Star make the most of their island hop
Middle – The beautiful Shell Bay on Herm
Bottom – The fleet enjoys a drinks reception at Castle Cornet, Guernsey