We were all woken at 0645 to be on deck at 0715. Captain Barbara explained and then conducted the complicated process of sailing off the anchor.
This required clever timing of setting and bracing sails so that the ship set off astern, swung around and then settled down as normal. After that we were rewarded with a hearty breakfast.
As we sailed along, Lynita, our blind South African, responded to the challenge of climbing the main mast. While 2 voyage crew took the slack on a rope in case she had problems, she almost scampered up the ratlines to a resounding cheer as she stood on the platform.
During the day we sailed rapidly west (with a little rain the remind us to put on our oilies), with a lookout at the bow clutching a radio to warn us of any lobster pot floats.
As we approached L'ile de Brehat, we handed (stowed) all sails and in reduced visibility motored cautiously up a tortuous channel, with our white knuckled watch leader attempting to respond to two degree course changes, while Barbara sought to reach the anchorage before the harbour master had time to decide to turn us away. All was well and we anchored in a large space off the island, with its ancient buildings, and surrounding maze of rocks.
Our watch mate Tony then repeated an earlier achievement by climbing the mast while some of the permanent crew guided his feet as required, and once again we celebrated his triumphant arrival at the platform.
After supper we had a hilarious quiz. Forward Starboard watch and the permanent crew shared first place until the permanent crew sportingly withdrew on the grounds that 'they might have cheated'. So ended the day, peacefully at anchor.