Back to Fleetwood for the winter: A leisurely trip down the Clyde, to Bangor (N Ireland) and Douglas (Isle of Man), and finally a beautiful starlit night sail to Fleetwood, and Sceptre is home for the winter.
Alongside in Fleetwood
Passing Ailsa Craig
The sun rising through the wind farms in Morecambe Bay
A day off on the Isle of Man
Members' Cruise to Brittany It's not that we sail to eat, but food does seem to make our sailing all the more enjoyable!
Our first stop en route to Brittany gave us a strong candidate for the Best Fish and Chips Ever, at the Braye Beach Hotel on Alderney - quite delicious! The next day we reached the village of Lezardrieux, up the attractive River Trieux estuary, too late for a trip ashore but luckily it was Steak Night on board, with Steve showcasing the newly-fashionable Flat Iron Steak (also quite delicious!). Later in the week we ate crêpesand moules in L'Aber Wrac'h, brill and crab in Brest, kouign amman in Camaret, and drank cider or pastis wherever we were. Bon apetit!
A little celebration
Steve with his steak
Dinner on board
Le Cidre Bouché
Oh, and we went sailing... From the Hamble to northern Brittany, round to Brest and back to Plymouth via the Ile d'Ouessant, Falmouth and Fowey, we covered some 500 miles in a fortnight, with Members and friends leaving and joining mid-way. We had some fantastic weather with light-ish winds, enjoyed sailing in unfamiliar waters and visiting new moorings and anchorages - and a little taste of French culture too! Photos from the Brittany cruise