In April 2006, we sailed from Southampton to northern France for some offshore training. Here are a few
photos from our trip:
Colin climbing the mast!
And again ...
... and again!
Our yacht, "Space Race" in Saint Vaast harbour.
Saint Vaast street.
Just off Saint Vaast is the island of Tatihou, linked by a causeway at low tide (if you can make your way between the oyster beds!). As well as being a nature reserve, the island is host to various military relics from bygone conflicts. This is the barracks and Tour Vauban.
Here's the sea wall on Tatihou looking towards the Fort de l'Ilet, an adjacent smaller tidal island.
Colin enjoying his fruits de mer in a Saint Vaast restaurant!
All on deck (bar Colin) sailing across the channel.
Ric looking a little sleep deprived after rough seas overnight crossing the channel - now back on calmer waters sheltered by the Isle of White having rounded the Needles.