Currently planning an end of season cruise over to St Vaast. Doesn't look like anything else is currently planned after The Scilly's and fancy doing a run over to France this year. October can be an excellent month so fingers crossed for some good weather.
Have deliberately planned for this weekend due to lock opening times to the marina in St Vaast on the Saturday and Sunday. It also gives an option to delay until the following weekend if the weather is not right for the first choice and still have decent opening times.
Plan will be to leave the Needles at about midday on the Saturday 12th to arrive St Vaast at about 15.00pm BST. Distance is about 68 miles so allowing 3 hours for the cruise.
Stay overnight in a local B&B. This one is fairly close to the Marina and seems quite reasonable.
Hotel La Granitiere (Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor
Depart Sunday at about 14.30 BST (15.30 local time) to arrive back at the Needles at about 17.30 BST
Another reason for the cruise is a practice run for a trip I'm putting together next year. 2014 is the 70 year anniversary of the D Day landings. So looking at doing a 4 or 5 night trip along the Normandy Coast to include a visit to the Mulberry Harbours. Hence a trip to St Vaast for a bit of a recce.
If anyones interested in joing the cruise in October let me know