The tides were right to enter the Somme in the late afternoon; Ann and I love St Valerie; and we wanted to show it to Luke. We left harbour at 0815 to find a good F4 dead on the nose. Had a great sail for about 4 hours. But the wind helpfully veered until we could lay the course, but unhelpfully dropped until we were stationary. We then had to motor most of the last 10 miles to the entrance, but at least Luke had some luck with the mackerel spinner. At Nr 1 buoy we stopped so that Luke and I could dive over the side into the surprisingly warm sea, then motored on the flood into St Valerie.
|Luke and Ann by the Mairie||Looking across to the town from the marina|