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    Cherbourg

    August 28 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We had a lovely trip from Courseilles across the Bay de Seine and along the coast to Cherbourg it was just spoilt a little bit by rain on the last headland but hey at least it was flat. The sunrise was a stunner but as John said ‘red sky in morning sailors warning’ luckily we were fine, the journey took 8.5hours we had tide with us across the Bay. It was nice to see some impressive lighthouses on the way. Not long after we arrived and were safely tied up the wind picked up again. We haven’t done much while we’ve been here, tidied up the boat a bit more, binning more ‘stuff’ the minions carpet has gone! Yesterday we wandered around town saw the wonderful old dry dock in the picture below and did some last minute shopping. Today the wind was from the north and pretty evil but this afternoon it eased and we walked to the Cherbourg Liberation Museum at Fort Roule for more information on the Normandy landings and logistics in making Cherbourg a working port after the German sabotage done to it before they surrendered. Cherbourg harbour is huge, I believe it was Napoleon’s idea to enhance the natural harbour and make this one of the largest in this area.Read more