We have arrived in St Helier to glorious sunshine and 21 degrees. As it is a bank holiday weekend, it transpires that there is a boat show in the marina! Also, because of the German occupation in WWII, both the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey celebrate their liberations. This means that not only is Monday a bank holiday but also Tuesday and Wednesday!
Luckily, we managed to secure one of the last berths for the next couple of days to catch up with friends who live on the island and also to fix a gasket on the engine thermostat housing that has decided to leak. Not a lot but enough to want to fix it!
The port authorities don’t seem too fussed with customs but the showers were very welcome. We have just eaten roast chicken on board. The food has lasted well and we have found that the thermal cooker we bought is amazing. It takes only 15 mins on the hob and then slow cooks for the next 4 to 7 hours. Amazing – saves on gas and time. Perfect for when you have been sailing all day.