We crossed the channel overnight from Lymington to Sark. It was bouncy, windy and the wind was in sailing parlance ‘on the nose’ the whole way. Grace behaved beautifully. We were both pretty knackered however, especially dodging ships mid channel at 1.30 in the morning.
We decided to anchor in Dixcart Bay on Sark for a few hours to wait for the tide to turn, to have a couple of hours kip and some hot food.
It was then a quick 3 hour sail to Beauport Bay on Jersey where we dropped the hook again around 8pm. Here’s some photos of the view the following morning as Dave gets stuck into his first coffee of the day. Nigel Mansell used to live in the house on the headland here. Rumour is he sold it for £11 million. We got pretty much the same view for nothing!
We’re now in the marina in St Helier and have caught up with our Jersey friends Ben, Julie and family. Ben did BBQ last night, we did the school run on bikes this morning with Flynn 5 (almost 6, I am reliably informed) and Fleur his younger sister who is just 2 and cycles her bike with stabilisers like a young Bradley Wiggins. Amazing!
Having walked back from their house along the cycle track and beach and got the step count well up today, were IT’ed up and doing bits of work. Dave is wiring in a Navtex unit, all while the sun shines and the stress levels barely register. Nice.