Fortunately everyone was safely back on board by 11pm last night so no-one had to spend the night on the wharf. Tenacious , as always, looked impressive lit up at night and provided a welcome sight to the revelers coming home from a lovely evening in the town.
Sunday morning dawned bright and clear, fortunately the wind had died down just in time for our assisted climbs. We had two wheelchair crew hoisted up the foremast and several people climbed the main mast, most of whom were assisted by David the Bosun. Everyone returned safely to the deck with a great sense of achievement, in particular Oscar and Gerald who greatly put thier lives in the hands of those who were hauling on the ropes. We slipped the lines at 11 o'clock and motored out into the Baye de la Seine, casting a last look at Honfleur with happy memories of our trip ashore.
As the weather is still unpredictable we sailed in a northerly direction so that we could set some sails and decide where to go next, it was great fun to be sailing rather than motoring and perfecting our sail-setting skills.
In mid-afternoon Captain Barbara called a meeting of the watch leaders to discuss options. It was agreed we should continue sailing until 9pm and then motor through the night heading towards Alderney where we hope to arrive tomorrow morning.
A very enjoyable day with varied experiences and the usual high standard of cuisine.