Saint Malo – Le Havre a lively, nurse instructive Journey from 14 to 21 may 2011
Yacht: MY Rolling Swiss II / Trader 42
Participants: Skipper: Werner; Co-Skipper: Florin; Crew: Marianne, Marcel, Daniel, Christoph
Ports called at: Lézardrieux – St. Peter Port – Braye – Cherbourg – Le Havre
Length of the trip: 290 nm$
Notice: Wakeup call at dawn (!); strong winds up to 6.5 bft; consumption of an uncountable number Stugereon tablets; extremely good atmosphere on board, “Seven Star Cuisine” (Werner’s comment)
Conclusion: Very enjoyable and diversified cruise through a fantastic area, with extreme
currents and high tidal range up to 12 m and last but not least Werner’s commitment to Rolling Swiss II: “She is a super chest”.
For my mind the above keyword would be meaningful enough, however some more explanations are given by describing the first day’s cruise on the open sea:
Soon after leaving the harbor at 08:15 a.m., the skyline of St. Malo still within eyeshot range the first crew member already hung over the railing, followed by the second, the third and finally by the fourth one. For the remaining two men, Werner and Marcel there was nothing else for it but to navigate MY Rolling Swiss II over the next 42 nm, trough 3.5 m high shaking waves against 6 bft wind to finally, safely reach the port of Lézardrieux. Entering the marina the stomach has already calmed and after having a little beer together the team agreed to continue the cruise as planned, to regularly and collectively swallow the said Stugeron pills in short intervals.
Marcel’s “Seven Star Cuisine” not only filled our empty stomach, it was his contribution to a pleasurable, convivial evening.
After the first day’s intermezzo and the measures taken accordingly we enjoyed the remaining days at the Bretagne and Normandy and I’ll keep this journey in a fond memory for a long time.
Many thanks to all, Marianne, Crew member of Cruise 08-2011-20
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