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Old 30 August 2011, 03:29   #1
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It was all GJ0KYZ's fault...

First it was Paris, then we fell for his other harebrained idea of all going to Mont St Michel.

I'll save you from the full Gotchi write-up, but suffice to say that we got up yesterday morning at 0330 with ourselves on La Frette, and along with Martini and Archangel we all left our respective berths at 0500 in the pitch black for the 35nm trip south. The forecast was good, but there was still a fair bit of chop out there though we made progress and got to our destination ahead of the 0700 deadline with ample time to spare. After a brief bit of drizzle, the sun came out, the wind picked up and we had a pleasant day ashore. Trevor G and his family were on holiday in the area so we all met up for a bit of banter and moules frites to pass the time, and then did the tourist bit of trecking round the Abbey (which in all fairness is pretty impressive). Countless photos were taken of the boats from various vantage points which had also attracted the attention of numerous grockels and some officials in red berets.

More photos and video clips to follow, including what was perhaps one of our most nerve wracking boating experiences when we tried to leave......
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Old 30 August 2011, 06:11   #2
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Apologies for the crap videoing skills but here's a short clip of the tide coming in.

If you look at the yacht at around 0.55 you can kind of see how much below sea level we are and why it pours in so fast. And this is probably into the last hour of the flood when it would be slowing right down (remember the twelfths rule!)

I'm heading back down to the marina shortly so I'll grab the CF cards for the A-frame cam and see what they yield

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Old 30 August 2011, 06:14   #3
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including what was perhaps one of our most nerve wracking boating experiences when we tried to leave......
Max load carrying capacity of a VM does not include a 3 tonne Halmatic
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Max load carrying capacity of a VM does not include a 3 tonne Halmatic
Certainly not quoted in the manufacturer's spec AFAIK, but proves their robustness in that no damage was done. I have a short video clip of Into the Red disappearing under my port tube before it was all hands on deck to fend off.
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