Channel Islands Cruise Blog: fine cuisine

On the first Friday we tucked into a delicious buffet at the l'Equipage restaurant above the Capitainerie in Cherbourg, with several platters of oysters, little fishy morsels, chunks of pate, local cheeses, and waddled off into the night wishing we'd brought doggy bags.

The St Helier Yacht club did us proud for our final dinner.  When the first plate of five profiteroles arrived, we thought it was for sharing - but no!

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Channel Islands Cruise Blog: Ronhilda's Engine Prep

Ronhilda is now over 29 years old with its original engine (Ford XLD 1.6 the type fitted in UK Post Office Ford Escort Vans of long ago) now logging just under 6,000 hours.   This year 15 years after I had renewed the original injector nozzles I decided to renew the injector nozzles again. This sounds a long time between renewals but if one considers a van average speed of 30 mph during its lifetime this equates to just 90,000 miles between my renewals, so really I am guilty of over maintaining the engine.

 

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Channel Islands Cruise Blog: Mary Kay & Don's Journey to the UK

Don Andrew and Mary Kay Noren have been journeying since May 29 to join the adventure of the Little Ship Club Cruise.  We began by leaving our home in South Carolina to drive the 600 miles to  Maryland, where our boat Beckoning is docked.  We prepped her for the sailing season, and inaugurated the season by joining the Chesapeake Corinthian Cruise.  It was lovely to sail again in good company.  Barely caught our breath and caught up on laundry before the flight to England.

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Channel Islands Cruise Blog: Pre-Rally meeting & dinner

The Corinthian cruise organisers celebrated the upcoming 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen with a committee meeting.  What better way to banish dull care and get everybody into a celebratory mood.  On the agenda:  arranging for a vintner to make deliveries to the boats in Cherbourg, deciding the menu for one of the dinners (smoked salmon and prawns, roast duck and profiteroles, since you ask), and the Guernsey bus service.   We then spent another hour telling a crowd of people (including a lot of people for whom it will be their first Corinthian cruise) about the delights in store (full details on the Cruise’s web page), before heading for the dining room for a particularly excellent dessert of several different types of chocolate, with freeze dried raspberry chips.  (Apparently a favourite of Her Majesty’s.)   

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