rest day in st peter port
49° 27.13 N 002° 32.07 W
Victoria Marina, St Peter Port. Guernsey
Saturday 25th August
Sunshine at last
With six chimes from St Peter Port clock tower, the MBM fleet stirred and tuned into Cruise Leader Neale’s radio briefing at 0630 hrs. It was good news. The weather is still acceptable for a move home on Sunday, so Neale radioed the fleet to tell them the good news and to go back to bed! Everyone was overjoyed to hear they would have a day to explore St Peter Port in the sunshine.
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The RIB was positioned outside the marina sill at 0700 hrs to be used as a taxi for the fleet across to Herm. Guernsey-man Richard kindly volunteered to be skipper for the day with out-going trips every hour from 1000 hrs until 1230 hrs, and return journeys from 13.30 until 1600.
Many participants from the fleet took time out to have lunch and enjoy a few hours relaxing on the stunning island of Herm. The MBM team also ventured across to Herm and even found time for a dip in the inviting waters of Shell Bay. However, the sea wasn’t as warm as they would have liked!
A radio brief at 1830 outlined departure times for tomorrow morning, with the first boat, Corvette 32 Celtic Twilight, leaving at 0630. The rest of the fleet with depart St Peter Port Marina between 0730 and 0815.
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