Day 5 Channel Islands & West Country

Weather woes, the fleet spend another lazy day in Cherbourg

Blown away

Cherbourg Marina Position 49° 38′.681 N 001°37.218 W

Despite a deceptively still and sunny start to the day in Cherbourg, a weather check revealed another no-go for the fleet. The blustery wind soon picked up, flags stood to attention and boats on the finger pontoons buffeted and snatched their lines.

Despite being stuck in port for another day, everyone managed to find things to do. Graham and Val from Ozone hired a car for the day and ventured to Caen. And the crews from Illusion and Smitten respectively biked and walked to the cliff top Roule Fort described as ‘a Mecca for the resistance’.

Interested to see how the high winds had affected the conditions in the Channel, Neale took support RIB Time Flies out of the eastern breakwater. He got soaked in the outer harbour and was faced with confused, choppy seas with white horses all around.

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An early evening pontoon briefing was held at the back ofBlue Finto discuss the plans for a possible move to Guernsey tomorrow. There are two tidal windows tomorrow and we will be looking at both of them.Time Flieswill first depart at 0430 FST (that’s 0330 BST!) but if the early morning assessment isn’t good the team will look at it again at 1045 FST. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Neale keeps smiling despite finding rough conditions outside Cherbourg’s eastern breakwater
Michelle and Philip fromIllusionand MBM’s Michelle and Richard

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