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  • Day518

    Ouistreham and Caen

    August 23 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The trip from Honfleur to Ouistreham went well it was calmer than I expected and we made up for lost time spent pushing against the tide as we headed for the open sea. The journey took us 4hours we waited 25mins on the pontoon before we were locked in, the marina is very quiet and peaceful except on the first morning when a numpty with what I hope was his first boat, a little yacht, managed to bump us as he tried to fight the winds and leave. He ran aground and a local then got on board and helped him back to the visitors pontoon but this time facing the right way to be able to leave safely.
    We took an overnight trip up to Caen for a look at some of the many restored churches and the ruins of the Chateau. It’s a nice town and had a huge market this morning, with luckily not that many shoppers so it felt safe to wander around, almost everyone was wearing a mask. Tomorrow we are hoping to get to St Vaast but it’s an 8hour trip and I am nervous about my sea legs not yet being ready, fingers crossed and bags at hand just in case.
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