dsc02528It’s a big adventure, especially if it’s your first trip – Marquesa to Brixham, Pippa round the islands in Poole Harbour – and you wonder what you might be able to achieve next time. With the average cruiser these days well equipped to cross the Channel, and lots more, what’s to stop you?  Following last winter’s ‘Brittany Evening’ the crew of Phoebe decided to head that way in company with Pippa., and are here seen arriving at le Taureau in the mouth of the Jaudy river, on the way up to Tréguier, having visited Cherbourg and Guernsey.  In spite of the discouraging weather, a number of Brittany trips were made this year, with the J fleet well represented by Saskia VI and Mojo; we also met up with Tom Thumb in St Peter Port – Peter Rayner is a regular visitor on his way down through the canals. Excalibur and Pippa made their way down to the Golfe of Morbihan and found some reasonable weather, French friends and very drinkable wine!  We met David and Lorna Price in Port-Haliguen, Quiberon, on their way back from Spain – as was Feanor when she met up with Kay and Kevin Stibbs in Camaret., with Jeremy Parkinson as ever leading the way over the far horizon!  

Don’t miss Jeremy’s talk on cruising to Spain, or the Brittany evening, in this year’s winter Calendar…