Day 9 – Channel Islands & Brittany Cruise

A rest day in St Cast for crews, Binic tomorrow weather permitting...

With a rest day ahead there was another lazy lie-in for crews. While others slept really well, alas it seems it was not such a comfortable night for some. It’s sunday, a day of leisure for the french and apparently the fishing fleet, water taxis and day-boaters were going backwards and forwards early morning. Some coming quite fast past the fleet, their wash rocking the rafted boats. Adding to the that the difficulty with shorepower (it keeps tripping), some boats have requested to be moved inside the marina. Only seven boats remain on the breakwater accompanied by Blue Fin.

I can now report that Elinor B is now fixed and ready for the next passage. Travelling via Caen (a two and half hour drive away) Peter Harwood, the UK after sales manager for Princess delivered the prop by hand, and was able to fit it while the boat was in the water off the bathing platform.

The weather today has been sunny with a stiff breeze. There has been lots of activity around the marina. While some crews have taken the opportunity to get into town to explore others have sat on their boats taking it all in. It also seems the fleet might be a rare sight in these parts, we have had many onlookers. MBM staffers Richard and Ryan have been onboard Time Lost today to fix their bowthruster.

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A briefing was held on the pontoon at 6pm where Neale addressed the fleet with the plans for the next passage. Tomorrow the fleet will move 27-miles west to Binic. The aim is to get into the tidal locked basin on the evening tide. With a not-so-great weather forecast Time Flies will go out and assess the conditions with a view of getting the first boats departing at 15.45.

Our youngest crew member, 10 month old Holly from Breeze couldn’t stop grinning while she sat with her dad Phil in the MBM’s new Ribeye support RIB Time Flies (pictured).

Motor Boats Monthly – Cruising in good company with the support of Ancasta International Boat Sales and RIB supplier Ribeye

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