Back to France

Whilst putting away the Channel Island money and opening the ‘Euro’s’ wallet what would you say when you expect to find an empty pocket and instead you find €60 staring you in the face .. things must be looking up..       ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”1000″] Obviously the 3 weeks back in an English speaking READ MORE

The Jersey Royals

Arriving at any marina at night is always a challenge but to arrive at one you’ve never been to before is a good test of the nerves and requires digging into the grey matter to check if any navigational knowledge remains there after all these years. St Helier has the only deep-water marina on the READ MORE

Almost a free night

With sun shining and flat seas we chose to head for the Sark, one of the smaller Channel Islands. Having discussed the route, Nina was happy to be taken up the Percée Passage (settle down children) which is a very narrow rocky path transiting between the islands of Herm and Jethou. Sark has a population READ MORE


The locals of Cherbourg were still celebrating their 4-2 World Cup victory at 2am the next morning when we escaped into the darkness of the English Channel heading for Guernsey.    After two months in France we were heading for the Channel Islands and back to Britain, well you would have thought so if it READ MORE

World Cup Fever

When France play Croatia in the World Cup where would you rather be? At home lounging on the sofa or in Cherbourg.  We felt Cherbourg might be interesting especially when the Bastille celebrations are the day before.   Our mistake was assuming that any form of sleep during this 48 hour period was going to be READ MORE