Day 4 Normandy Shakedown Cruise

MBM boats move to St Vaast


49°35.20N 001°15.79W

In spite of the forecasts predicting strengthening winds today, we departed Cherbourg in nothing more than a slight breeze. The 27nm passage to St Vaast took a little over an hour, and by 3 o’clock we were dodging the numerous pot markers conveniently placed on the transit into our next port of call.

St Vaast is a delightful port, combining working fishing harbour with modern marina. Just off shore lies the fortified island of Ile de Tatihou with its maritime museum, scientific centre, gardens and restaurant. The island is accessed by amphibious boat, which drives up the slipway next to the harbour office.

The plan is to stay here for two nights, before moving on to the town of Carentan on Wednesday, weather permitting.

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Picture caption: The fleet moored up in St Vaast