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Heading to the Needles

Back from an overwhelming sailing trip with the Zeezeilers across the English Channel.


In a staccato summary, we sailed from Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) to Cowes (UK), the Mecca for sailors on the Isle of Wight. After which we left England for Guernsey passing the famous Needles (can you see them on the picture above?). Having visited the other Channel Islands like Alderley and Sark, it was our plan to leave Jersey for Granville last Saturday.

We knew we had windforce 8 to deal with and had to change our destination during sailing, all according to our prepared plan. We entered the harbour of Saint Malo in France just before midnight. This last tour was again overwhelming as it is extremely exciting to surf from waves of over 3 metres and see them break in front of you.

More about the sailing trip (pictures, GPS track etc.) to follow…