Jersey was GREAT. We were very well fed and entertained by brother & sister-in-law, various nephews and great nephews; the rest were on holiday. The washing was done as well!
Our departure from our tight berth did not go as the Skipper had planned, however, we didn’t come close to anyone and reversed out between the pontoons; it was excellent to discover that the boat could reverse so well, albeit at a reasonable speed.
The forecast was again inaccurate and we ended motor sailing most of the way with a final quick sail at the end, but we did not arrive in time to go into the inner harbour. We squeezed into a space on the nearest pontoon with the intention to go into the inner harbour the next day. The forecast for the next few days were not good. The southerly force 5-6 kept us pinned onto the pontoon! We are staying where we are. The worse part was the swell that came into the harbour. It caused all the boats to surge as well, which rolled the fenders back and forth and put huge forces onto the guardrails. This caused the pushpit to be pulled up breaking the toe rail from the boat. The Skipper moved all the fender lines in the heavy rain and strong wind, doubled up all the mooring lines and did a temporary repair to the pushpit, all before lunch! (My tea did get cold in the process.) The Boss went shopping for lunch and supper and came home with a few treats.
After lunch the wind went gone round to the SW to W, the surging was much better, the rain stopped and it was time to get off the boat.