We had to say au devoir to our new friends, Hans, Margriet, and their guitar playing son Stijn. We got on very well and it would be nice to stay in contact…..we will see.
This was our last day in Dunkerque and we went to the maritime and commercial i museum in the main harbour. The history of the port with an emphasis on trade was very interesting. The War Museum is near the port de grande large. There were some really great models.
I left my Tilley hat in th harbour masters office and it was no surprise that he did not bring it and I lost it.
Anyway we left at 7.00 am and we arrived at Boulogne at about 12.30 pm. Again it was motoring all the way with the wind on the nose until the last hour and then I could not be bothered to set up for sailing. We had lunch on board and I could not believed that most of the way I was doing over 9 knots on the GPS! The distance was 42 mm.
We did some sight seeing, taking in the fort, the Notra Dame, the old town and the shops.
We went to the Carrefour and got Friday night meal – pre cooked stew with sausages, chicken etc. The wifi at the marina is now working. It was rebooted.
We think we will leave on Sunday and go to Dieppe. The leak at the propeller shaft seal is still there so I tried again to vent it and tried to get grease into it! Any ideas Rinus or Richard?
I feel France is sinking below a pile of dog shit. There is so much that I don’t think the people notice it.
We spent our last day at the market and beach. The market was mainly fruit and veg. We bought some bits and some honey. The beach was empty but passing the fish sellers with Dover sole inter alia, was great.