Trilogy: a sailing saga in three parts

09 June 2017 | Ffryes Bay, Antigua
07 June 2017 | Gustavia, St Bart's
04 June 2017 | Ile Fourchue
01 June 2017 | Marigot, St Martin
29 May 2017 | Marigot, St Martin
26 May 2017 | Cane Garden Bay, Jost Van Dyke
22 May 2017 | Leinster Bay, St John
21 May 2017 | Francis Bay
20 May 2017 | Cruz Bay St John
17 May 2017 | St Thomas
14 May 2017 | Salt Pond Bay
04 May 2017 | Bahia de Anasco
01 May 2017 | Mayagüez
30 April 2017 | Puerto Real

Gruissan

23 April 2012 | Gruissan, France
Myra Rowling
Gruissan, which we had never heard of before and about which the internet and Lonely Planet were largely silent, was a great experience. It was first mentioned in the 700s, and for a lot of its history was ruled cojointly by the Archbishop of Narbonne and the local lord, who exploited its salt and fish. What remains is a tower on the high point of the town which the Archbishop lived in as well as using as a prison. The 13th century church is also very beautiful and is apparently representative of Languedoc churches. The altar is six pink marble columns supporting the Virgin Mary rising to Heaven in billowing clouds. It also tells the history of Gruissan in that there is a painting of Saint Peter, in memory of 32 local fishermen who drowned in 1797, and the sad Honour Board to the men who died in the first World War ~ many families lost four sons. We wandered round the old town, and the old cemetery where heroes of the two world wars, the Indochina wars and the North African wars lie. The town was really tourist free, except for us. We had a lunch of moules (mussells) and pommes frites (french fries) and rose wine for E10 each. And to cap it all off, on our way to dinner we saw two flocks of flamingoes calling and flying overhead ~ were they going back to Africa or coming up?
Vessel Name: Trilogy
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 54
Hailing Port: Sydney, Australia
Crew: Garth & Ros Brice; John & Myra Rowling; Rick Scott-Murphy & Susan Alexander
About: The crew all live in Canberra, Australia and have raced and cruised together for a number of years in the Canberra Ocean Racing Club.
Extra: The crew cruised Trilogy through the Med for four seasons before crossing the Atlantic with the ARC to the Caribbean. Following three seasons in the Caribbean the intention is to sail back across the Atlantic in 2018 and continue cruising in the Med.
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