Day 8 – Channel Islands & Brittany

The fleet reaches Paimpol and makes the most of a long summer's evening before a rest day tomorrow

48° 46.863N 003° 02.618W

The fleet reaches Paimpol and makes the most of a long summer’s evening before a rest day tomorrow.

Today has been a good day. The first boats set off just after 8am for the 15-mile hop to Paimpol. As we were making the crossing the sun came out (albeit briefly) and Neale and I made the most of the moment and photographed the group of boats that were with us on passage, including Capriccio, Blue Water and Chancer, which was a lot of fun.

Thankfully when we reached Paimpol the lock was on free flow so our group of boats glided through. However, not all the boats were so lucky and the majority of the fleet had to contend with the intricacies of a French lock – quite daunting for those that are only used to British locks.

The MBM crew has just got back to Blue Fin following a lovely evening and a delicious dinner on board Dolphin – many thanks to Bernard and Hilary for their hospitality.

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Tomorrow is a rest day so we have some boat chores to do and then, if time, we’ll try to explore the village and attempt to communicate with the locals using our pigeon French. Wish us luck.

Caption: Blue Water and Chancer underway to Paimpol

Day 9

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