Wednesday 6th May to wednesday 20th May (whole trip) or shorter legs are available.
Channel Islands Cruise
Our first long cruise of the season, a trip to the Channel Islands to enjoy the 75th anniversary Liberation Day celebrations and to cruise the beautiful Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney.
These are destinations that I know well having lived, worked and sailed in Guernsey for a number of years. The Liberation Day celebrations on the 9th May are a Bank Holiday highlight in the Channel Islands (it’s a public Holiday there to celebrate their Liberation
on May 9th 1945). This is a special celebration on the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2. There are events all around the harbour in St Peter Port, including music, street fairs and of course the buzzing restaurants and bars of the town (and believe me there are some great restaurants, bars and clubs in St. Peter Port).
We plan to be in St Peter Port to enjoy the celebrations, and we will be in the company of an illustrious WW2 participant in the form of HMS Medusa.
The Medusa is a harbour defence motor launch and is the only remaining example of her type in sea going condition. She formed part of the Western task force in the invasion of Normandy and with her then ‘state of the art’ RDF bravely led the minesweepers which cleared channels through the minefields for the incoming invasion fleet on the morning of D Day. She then remained on station under fire for 30 hours. In May 1945 she also took the surrender of the German forces in Ijmuiden. She has been lovingly preserved in immaculate condition and will be open to visitors.
After the celebrations and depending, as ever, on weather, wind and tide we then hope to explore the other Channel Islands. Returning to the UK on 20th May.
£1500 pp – whole trip; £650 (6/5 -10/5); £650 (12/5 – 16/5); £360 (18/5 – 20/5)