Southern Brittany – a postscript

I am writing this at home in Newbury, looking out the window at a grey sky and persistent rain, about half way through my solitary confinement as I have come back from France and judged by HMGov as a threat to the nation’s health. My beloved Otaria is now safely ashore in Port a Sec […]

Stepping the mast of Quartette

On Thursday 22nd October I sailed as mate with Richard to take Quartette from her berth around to Gosport Boat yard to have her mast re-stepped. It is a fairly short passage just turn left after the Gosport ferry and follow the pontoons along in Premier marina until you run out of water, both on […]

A West Country Cruise – 3 -14 August – Trevor Nicholls

As we approached the end of June and the Covid lock-down showed signs of easing, 6 of us booked RelaX for a cruise to the West Country and possibly the Scilly Isles. Unfortunately the level of easing we had hoped for did not materialise and by mid July it was clear that any cruising, that […]

Quartette and the Canal du Midi!

Saturday 16th August 2014 saw Quartette off on her Canal-du-Midi trip from Sete (Frontignan marina) to Carcassonne, Toulouse, then on to Bordeaux. Once again she is de-masted and converted into a motor launch, with multitudes of fenders, two folding bikes and plenty of sun cream! The de-masting was trouble free, aided by the usual sign […]

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