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12th-Jul-2010 04:05 pm
cruising log

Travelled home from France at the weekend. Stopped in Calais overnight, Saturday.

Took Ron to the beach at Sangat (opposite Le Nez Blanc Restaurant). He was iin his element, found some local children who were keen to play and spent a happy 20 minutes or so 'retrieving' lumps of  seaweed and generally doing terrier-type things in the water and sand.

The meal at Le Nez Blanc was the best of the summer. Scallops and monkfish for MWNN, hot goat's cheese salad and a really fine steak for me. A coup champagne and profiteroles didn't affect the 1kg I lost during the trip.

Summary of 2010 cruise

One of the hardest and most taxing cruises in the ten years we've been in France. Lots of boat problems and really hot weather for the last two weeks took their toll on all three of us.

More pics of some of the better times to follow over the next couple of weeks.
12th-Jul-2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Welcome home to you all, Pat.
13th-Jul-2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
It's so good to be home. Two weeks of hot weather have almost killed us.
12th-Jul-2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Welcome home, Pat! :)
13th-Jul-2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks Cal, it's so good to be back in our comfortable home.
12th-Jul-2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Welcome home! It's been unbearably hot here, but I can't imagine how hot inside a narrow boat would be!!!!!!!!

Also I can't imagine me in a narrow boat as I'd be constantly banging my head, or shins I think :)
13th-Jul-2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine how hot inside a narrow boat would be!
40 degrees at times. One night it was still 36degrees at 11.30pm.

Our boat has very good headroom. MWNN is 6ft2ins and he has room to spare. The passageway is narrow though, there are some very intimate moments when moving around.
12th-Jul-2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
That was shorter than I expected!

Was Le Nez Blanc the one we were in?
13th-Jul-2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
The heat almost killed us.

I think I did take you and Cass to the Blanc Nez, yes. The beach pictured above is the one we both took photos of the sunset and Cass shivering.
12th-Jul-2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
I *adore* Ron in the water :D
13th-Jul-2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Me too. I have a lovely collection of that evening's play. The children were great with him but he was quite independent and got bored with the seaweed balls after a while and went digging for better treasures.
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