Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Into September and out of the English Channel

As August changed to September we fought our way out of the English Channel against the wind and, at least half of the time, against the current. It has been more than 13 months since we first entered the Channel, and we’ve had a great time even though we didn’t have a lot of great weather.

Now we’re in Camaret-sur-Mer in southern Brittany waiting for our weather window to cross the Bay of Biscay to Portugal. The remains of former hurricane Danny are blowing through today and tomorrow. All that’s left is wind and rain. So far the wind isn’t even gale strength, but we’re glad to be at the dock instead of slamming around outside. Although it was beautiful when we sailed into the bay yesterday, the rain has started now, and it gives us time to work on photo pages for the Web site. Of course, we also have a few boat projects to complete before we embark on a four-day passage, but it looks like we’ll have time for that.

As usual, new photo pages are listed under “Latest Additions” on our photo index page and under “Recent Updates” on our home page.

Below are some photos from our passage out of the English Channel and into the Bay of Biscay—minus the bounce.

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