With 24 hours notice we were called up from the waiting list to join this cruise but luckily we were only a day's cruise away in Eastbourne. Dubious weather delayed the start but gave us a chance to visit Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. Once in France, the cruise opted to relax in sunny St Vaast for a few days. 

  • Alongside Petrosa & Loose Change at Bembridge
  • Virginia Lady entering Bembridge
  • Bembridge Maritime Museum
  • Cowes Week in the Solent
  • St Vaast breakwater
  • With Millennium Falcon & Virginia Lady at St Vaast
  • With Diana, Jeff, Gerry, Abby & John (just seen) at St Vaast
  • Fishing boats dry out at low water at St Vaast
  • Low water at St Vaast
  • MBM Fleet at anchor at Iles St Marcouf
  • A racing pigeon hitches a lift across the Thames Estuary
  • Knitting on the poop deck

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Inland Waterways of the Netherlands

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Journals of David A Broad

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