By the time the pilot boarded for our departure St Malo, the crew had braced the yards and got the gangway onboard. Thankfully the heavy overnight rain had passed through. We were in the lock for 0940. The waters around St Malo are liberally strewn with rocks and at low water the landscape is dramatic.
We left close to High Water as the lock only operates a two hours or so either side of high water.
The pilot disembarked at 1045 and at 1100 a game of 'Murder' commenced. The Captain thought she would get in quickly and made the first 'kill' at 1101 by killing Lucy with a lipstick in the Engineer's Workshop!
Soon after we set sail and averaged 5 knots under Topsails, T'Gallants and Fore Course.
A friendly group of dolphins kept us company for a while but probably found the shrieks from the Guides a little too much!
With the wind from the NW we had to clew up sail in the evening and motor overnight.
Captain Barbara Campbell