Saint-Valery sur Somme to Amiens

  (Comments in italics from the silent one) Up early (groan from one member of crew) bearing in mind we had moved forward to French time, to be at the sea lock by 0730 as instructed for the one 30 minute slot of the day to pass through. An éclusier appeared through the morning mistsContinue reading “Saint-Valery sur Somme to Amiens”

The voyage from Portsmouth to St Valery sur Somme

  (Comments from the minimal one in italics)   Having mastered six months winter berthing at Haslar marina bouncing up and down on 10 foot tides twice twice a day we felt ready to face the challenges of la Manche.     Pilot Ray and super-lookout Hilary joined us at 8, stowed away their kitContinue reading “The voyage from Portsmouth to St Valery sur Somme”